Desire, Dharma Teachings, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

How to Escape Your Life

Well, of course, you can't. But I did and many have, through one simple, powerful action. Leaving the country. Expats may "escape", consciously or unwittingly, from their day-to-day geography, but life is life and there is no actual escape. Life is work and play and everything else. Enough with the departmentalizing. Life is flowing all… Continue reading How to Escape Your Life

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

Lessons Along the Path

“The path is like a busy, broad highway, complete with roadblocks, accidents, construction work, and police. It is quite terrifying. Nevertheless it is majestic, it is the great path. ‘From today onward until the attainment of enlightenment I am willing to live with my chaos and confusion as well as with that of all other… Continue reading Lessons Along the Path

Living from the Heart

Metta Check-in

Metta is a simple, peaceful and powerful technique of visualization and repetition of aspirations, or good wishes. Here’s an example of a metta meditation that you can adapt for your own personal practice: I sit on the ground with my legs crossed. I sit tall, feeling strong and grounded. I gently close my eyelids, and… Continue reading Metta Check-in


Practice Loving Kindness with Metta Aspirations

Silently repeat any or all of the following (or your own aspirations) in your mind. May I be safe. May I feel secure and grounded. May I feel a sense of belonging to the Earth. May I know who I am. May I be happy. May I be joyful. May I be content. May I… Continue reading Practice Loving Kindness with Metta Aspirations

Metta, Mindfulness

May You Practice Metta

“Whatever living beings there may be; Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none, The great or the mighty, medium, short or small, The seen and the unseen, Those living near and far away, Those born and to-be-born, May all beings be at ease!” ~ The Metta Sutra Metta means loving-kindness. It’s also a simple… Continue reading May You Practice Metta

Dharma Teachings, Metta

The Metta Sutra

this is what should be done by one who is skilled in goodness, and who knows the paths of peace: let them be able and upright, straightforward and gentle in speech. humble and not conceited, contented and easily satisfied. unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful, not… Continue reading The Metta Sutra