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Still Water

Still Water

Thich Nhat Hahn compares the Mindfulness Meditator to still water; able to reflect things clearly, exactly as they are. So often our view of life is laden with our interpretations and our judgments. We may be having a conversation with someone who seems distant and distracted for example.  Rather than simply observe their state; we … Continue reading

Strands in a Web

Strands in a Web

A cornerstone in my broken relationship with my body was to obsessively compare my body to the bodies of others and extrapolate all kinds of false stories on whatever observation I held.  For example, if I compared myself to someone who I perceived to have a “better” body, I would determine that they must be … Continue reading

Body Whispers

Body Whispers

When we tune in and connect we can simultaneously hear countless tiny messages that the body is whispering to us. For example at this moment my feet are tingly, my forearms feel cramped, my eyes are sore, I am vaguely thirsty, my breathing is shallow, my shoulder is strained and the laptop on which I’m … Continue reading