Mindful Living

Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths and...

Mindfulness Meditation is not only the seventh path of the Noble Eight-fold Path, but is the core energy that puts the Buddha's teaching into action. It involves deliberate efforts to become more fully present to what’s happening right now, through: Pausing (before we have a negative reaction...

Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths and...

Our true nature is pure awareness, also known as nirvana, enlightenment, God, etc.; and is characterized by unlimited love, joy, peace, compassion, and equanimity.  Our existence as human beings is a conditional, physical manifestation of this awareness. This manifestation, like the manifestation of all things that...

Last night, while enjoying a neighborhood walk in cooler temperatures  with my wife, I focused my attention on the numerous fireflies (aka, "lightning bugs") that were accompanying us. And I realized how little I've reflected on these fascinating creatures despite seeing them summer after summer...

This morning, as I look forward to seeing Avengers: End Game, I've gained a profound insight regarding why certain entertainment totally pushes my "geek button." It's a spiritual thing. A spiritual quest, if you will. I'm fascinated by mindfulness meditation, and have been for most of my...

Mindfulness Meditation is both a practice and a way of living that helps us—and those around us—to: Decrease suffering Increase happiness   Why We Suffer: Habitual thinking and reacting: to what other people say or do, to external events, to physical pain, to loss, to our own streams of thinking,...

What does it mean to be a "mindful ally" to women? Mindfulness Meditation is the practice of "paying attention on purpose" to what's happening inside of you and around you, moment by moment, so that you become progressively more deliberate, compassionate, and effective in the choices...

Mindfulness, popularly defined as “paying attention on purpose,” can be practiced in solitude or during interactions with others. Mindfulness at home or with friends can infuse more calm, empathy, and tenderness into our most important relationships. And if you're like everyone else, you could use...

9 Mindfulness Tips for The Workplace During your commute to and from work, notice the cars, architecture, natural beauty, and other elements that surround you, as well as the emotions you’re experiencing in your body. When you feel stressed or anxious during a meeting or...