Gratitude is the fusion of happiness and awe. By cultivating authentic gratitude, we wake up to the beauty of each moment—whatever it contains. All experiences and emotions are greeted with an open heart and we become indestructible warriors of love. I was just in the United States, visiting home for Thanksgiving—celebrating that holiday in the US the first time in… Continue reading Gratitude for All Seasons
“I dedicate the merit of the occasion to all beings. This gesture of universal friendship has been likened to a drop of fresh spring water. If we put it on a rock in the sunshine, it will soon evaporate. If we put it in the ocean, however, it will never be lost. Thus the… Continue reading 6 Radical Spring Cleaning Suggestions
Today is 1 Tz'i. The next two weeks (or, technically, 13 days) will make up the trecena of T'zi. Learn more about how the Mayan calendar works here. According to the Mayan cosmovision, these are days for examining our concepts of and beliefs around law and authority (both material and spiritual); fidelity; vengeance; order, accuracy and… Continue reading The Trecena of Tzi: 13 Days of Authority
Wake Up with Love It's a new day. It's a blessing to be alive. Listen to the sounds. Listen to your breath. Do a bit of stretching and moving. Mindfully brush your teeth (and/or swish coconut oil), brew a cup of tea, enjoy some fresh fruit. Sit quietly with gratitude for a moment before diving… Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Infuse Our Daily Lives with Love
Everything suddenly erupted at once like an irate volcano. A summary. I had my worst fight ever with my husband. I saw clearly that I am my own worst enemy. I took actions which led to me being fired, effective immediately, from my teaching position. I gave the gossipers in my community plenty of new… Continue reading My Life Is Over.
Life is paradoxical, yet simple. Mindfulness isn’t enough; we need compassionate action too. Mindfulness, or daily life practice, or being, must be paired with action, with compassion or doing. Hope and fear are also two sides of the same coin. So are attachment and aversion. Life is a matter of precarious balance. Holding on and… Continue reading How to Get Shit Done & Enjoy Your Life.