Connecting, Interbeing, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story, wisdom quotes

Meditation on the 7 Sacred Directions

_Read the original post on Elephant Journal_ Sitting or standing tall, feel where your body meets the ground. Face East. Inhale deeply, reaching your arms toward the heavens. Exhale and sigh, a few times. Let go of tension, frustration, worries and storylines with each sacred breath. Thank you, East, for bringing the sunrise. We give… Continue reading Meditation on the 7 Sacred Directions

Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, Metta, The New Story, wisdom quotes

Cultivating Beginner’s Heart

may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living whatever they sing is better than to know and if men should not hear them men are old may my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple and even if it’s sunday may i be wrong for… Continue reading Cultivating Beginner’s Heart

Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, Relating, The New Story, wisdom quotes

The New Golden Rule

This striking image and these simple words spoke right to my heart this morning. It's time to redefine the oft-repeated "Golden Rule," that we must treat others as we would like ourselves to be treated. Let's treat ourselves as we would like ourselves to be treated Ourselves encompass me, you, us, Earth, animals, plants, air,… Continue reading The New Golden Rule

Living from the Heart, Relating, The New Story

Heart-to-Heart Communication

"If we want to do good, it has to be in our words to the people we live with, and the people that we meet on the street, and the people that we interact with at the stores, and the people we work with. If you want to stop nuclear war, pay attention to your… Continue reading Heart-to-Heart Communication

Communicating, The New Story

Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn

Freedom of expression is a birthright that many of us have been granted and regularly exercise. We are freer to speak our minds now more so than any other time in history. Protests are readily organized and petitions fill our inboxes. We have endless mediums to share our opinions; we can let others know what we are thinking at any… Continue reading Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn