Anxiety is an emotional response to a perceived lack or expectation of things being different than they actually are. The solution is to accept things as they are right here and right now. Here’s an exercise to help you do that.
Loving kindness is the simple aspiration to be happy. When we can extend loving kindness to our selves, then we can extend it to others. Read More
I’ve struggled with anxiety much of my life. I only discovered this recently when I finally identified a label for the overwhelming feelings of fear that have consumed me whenever life takes a big turn. When one phase falls apart to make way for another, instead of accepting change as a natural part of life,… Read More
Awareness leads to recognition of the interconnected nature of every aspect of our experience. We start to see how relaxing the body and deepening the breath affects our state of mind. Eventually we start to see how every thought, word and action sends out waves that affect the subtle details of our environment and relationships. Read More
Mindfulness is continuously coming back to the present moment; it is conscious and deliberate involvement in whatever you are doing. Awareness is recognizing the context in which mindfulness takes place; it is observing the process of being mindful. Eventually it is seeing into the nature of the mind. Why is this important and how can it help you to be happier? Read More
I’m walking down a lazy dirt lane at New Life Foundation in the late afternoon heat of Northern Thailand. A gaggle of ducks waddle about, making their way to a large pond for their afternoon dip. Rice paddy extends to low hills in the distance and as I approach the meditation hall where I am… Read More