Have you bought into hustle culture and bootstrap mentality? Do you find yourself wearing busyness like a badge honor? Contrary to popular belief, the end doesn't always justify the means. The insight we gain from the practice of mindfulness can help us understand relationships between cause and effect and allow us to choose our path more wisely.
When we practice mindfulness, much of what we are practicing is being accurately self- and other-aware. Bias and stereotyping are distortions of reality. Mindfulness helps us learn to see through some of the illusions and distortions our human minds are vulnerable to and make wise decisions about them.
We are all interconnected. On a most basic level, we all share the same planet on which we depend for survival. When one nation pollutes the air, we all breathe it. When one nation poisons the oceans, we are all impacted by the consequences to our water supply. We cannot escape the myriad ways in which … Continue reading Wherever You Go, There I Am
Understanding the impermanence of all things can help us awaken to the everyday miracles happening right in front of us. Impermanence is the observation that everything that comes into being is subject to transformation and decay. "Nothing endures but change." ― Heraclitus
Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness for what we have received – acknowledging the good, especially that which comes from or exists outside of us. Its a skill that doesn’t come easily for many of us because survival instincts predispose us to be vigilant to danger and difficulty. Research is growing on the benefits of cultivating gratitude. … Continue reading Gratitude: Paying Our Debt of Thanks