We Are IN This World, Not OF This World.
We Are IN This World, Not OF This World.

We Are IN This World, Not OF This World.

Fight or Flight: My day at the airport. And the guy who stepped on my foot … Twice… And stayed.
You have time. If you make it you make it. If you miss it you will miss it. Whatever it is will be handled as it will when it will.

In A Relationship We're Really Choosing To Like Someone
In A Relationship We’re Really Choosing To Like Someone

In A Relationship We’re Really Choosing To Like Someone

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Boy o boy do we condemn no longer wanting to be with someone. Society makes it so difficult. You do love them because we love – that is to say, in my eyes, love is the easy part. I fall in love every day, every minute, always in love. But with a particular individual, you don’t exactly see eye to eye anymore or what you once needed you no longer need… In a relationship what we’re really doing is choosing to like someone, every day to find the the things we like about them. …

We Are Nothing Without Their Sweat
We Are Nothing Without Their Sweat

We Are Nothing Without Their Sweat

Thanking Mother Earth is one thing. But she will always do her and fix her – (i.e global warming, waters increasing, ozone, etc – that’s a conversation for another day). But as I sit with my plate of veggies and think people, not I, worked for this- worked hard, hours upon hours, days of LABOR, organic or non organic, people were on hands and knees, hot sun, working endless hours, working hard to harvest and grow the delicious food that sits before me, somewhat magically, upon nothing but a simple request most often, in a world where it seems everywhere… Where I always once simply thanked the earth, the blessing to have …

Adopt A Modern Meditation
Adopt A Modern Meditation

Adopt A Modern Meditation

Let’s face it, not all of us get the chance to have the “Eat, Pray Love” experience of checking into an Ashram and getting our own monk-personal trainers. Sure, we all probably could make leaps in spiritual growth if we did this, but who has the time? the money? Or the will power?

Meditation Music To Go Deeper

Meditation Music To Go Deeper

Meditation Music To Go Deeper: In The Room Of The Garden

LIFESTYLE DEZINE OFFICIALLY SELLS MUSIC FOR ENLIGHTENED LIVING!

What role are you playing

What Role Are You Playing?

Perpetuating Roles “He’s a loser, she’s a whore, he’s a jock…” “Oh, that’s just what he does.” “Oops, there she goes again.” “That’s just like her.” “He always fucks things up.” “You always make the wrong choice.” “You have so much bad luck. You know people who just always get shitted on? Who can’t catch a break?” “You’re cute but you’re clumsy. What did you knock down today?” “Good thing you’re pretty” “Oh, be careful, he has a short fuse.” “You’re always so sad.” “You’re crazy!” “You home wrecker, relationship ruiner.” Roles on roles on roles on roles. Names, labels, judgements – I don;t care what you call it. We …

The Roots Of Buddhism

I Think That Compassion Is Foremost

“Purity or impurity depends on oneself, No one can purify another.” —  Buddha The roots of Buddhist practice are the attitude of altruism and non-harm. In other words, the roots of Buddhist practice are loving kindness and compassion. From among these two qualities, I think that compassion is foremost: in general, we develop loving kindness by relying on compassion… Our compassion must have a broad focus, not only including ourselves, but including all sentient beings… According to the Mahayana teachings, all sentient beings have been our parents in the past, some are our current parents and some will be our parents in the future. For this reason, all sentient beings have a …

Capturing The Uncaught Mind

Capturing The Uncaught Mind

Capturing the uncaught mind: This technique comes from the Buddhist tradition for Yoga. This is a good technique to use for 15-20 minutes before a meditation session, especially if you are having trouble calming the mind. I find it very useful on days when my mind is incredibly active and resisting meditation. Technique: * Relax the entire being and slow the breath * Begin to focus upon the pauses between each inhalation and exhalation – Start counting each cycle of inhalation and exhalation as one count. Count each cycle from 1-7, then start back at one and count from 1-14, then starting back at one, count each cycle from 1-21, and …

The Roots Of Buddhism

You Are Already It

It’s the hard days where you beat yourself up, “I don’t wanna be the buddha.” you say, but you are already it. … We need to stop thinking we know who we are, who we are, who we actually are is way more interesting in than who we think we are; and yet we keep returning to who we think we are. We already are, we just don’t wanna accept it. It’s so hard to be anything we want in this life, especially if we love it, if it feels good, if it’s our souls desire- The truth is, that whatever it is, it takes work, dedication, a ton of energy and focus. Hard work. We …

Hearts Dont Break

Hearts Dont Break

  Hearts don’t break Or else we would have been done a long time ago. Remember that your heart is not broken, it’s just being dragged through a hedge. Days can seem long, really long. But trust me, its the same 24 hours as yesterday and the day before that. The same 24 hours when everything was going great (its still great, just different). Remember who you are, no matter what – a relationship (friends, family, lovers) doesn’t alter who YOU are. Remember that the true relationship, the time tested ones still love you, nothing has changed. Remember that in ten years time he/she will think of you and wonder …