On Emotional Legacies

Posted on March 26, 2021

One small emotion, and here we go … again! The mind starts to create story after story, moving from the past to the future, rehearsing, venting, screaming. The body first responds by trembling, feeling flushed, with sweaty armpits, shaky hands, and a raised voice that eventually leading to neckache, stomachache, headache—you know the drill of this drama that starts with one emotion. Then we blame the other—the parent, the sibling, the partner, the friend, or boss, or peer. Oh, my!…

Koan in Zen traditions

Posted on March 8, 2021

In last week’s meditation, I posed this contemplative riddle (termed Koan in Zen traditions) to the attendees: I invite you to take a minute to read this question again, perhaps even say it out loud so you can hear your own voice dropping this inquiry into your subconscious. There is great power and unfolding in such contemplations – the ripples of which gently summon answers immediately and/or continuously over a period of time. In this week’s Mindfulness Meditation Monday, I…

The Lake of Life

Posted on March 6, 2021

Many of you have reached out to get the printed version of this short mindfulness story I wrote and shared in last week’s Mindfulness Meditation Monday. I’m humbled and grateful by your request. This fills my heart and nourishes my Soul. Here it is… There was once a distraught man named Joe who left his family, children, and business. He was fed up with his life! His wife was always critiquing him, his children always complaining, his employees always wanting…

On The Lake Of Life

Posted on February 21, 2021

With the winter storms hitting hard across the nation, I hope and pray that all of you and your families are safe and well. If your heart and mind need a little rest and refueling, please join me for my FREE weekly Mindfulness Meditation Monday (MMM) session from 8-8:30 pm PST. Last week, we explored mindfulness in relation to the nature of our mind. This week, we will continue to dig a little deeper into the mystery that it is our…

Understanding the Nature of Our Minds

Posted on February 15, 2021

Happy President’s Day and Mindfulness Meditation Monday! As we read more reports on the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic, it becomes urgently important for all of us to educate ourselves on the foundation of mental health— exploring and understanding the nature of our own mind.  Just as each parent, for the well-being of their child, works with and around their personality, each of us for our own well-being has to work with and around our own mind. If…