Communicating, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

39 Guidelines I Strive to Live By

[Read the original post on Elephant Journal.] Love your life. Follow your heart. Be present in each moment. Smile. Don’t take it personally. Do what makes you feel most alive. Laughter is the best medicine. Make plans but let go of attachments to them. Giggle at the cosmic joke. Accept the impermanence of life. Buy less stuff. Invest in… Continue reading 39 Guidelines I Strive to Live By

Education, mayan calendar, The New Story

The Trecena of Noj: 13 Days of Earth Wisdom & Ideas

Last Thursday, the Maya here in the western highlands of Guatemala celebrated Wajshakib Batz, 8 B'atz, which is the beginning of the new two hundred sixty day cycle. So, we are only just beginning. Again. On Sunday, I interpreted a Mayan Fire Ceremony for a small group, alongside the spiritual guide, Thomas and he also brought… Continue reading The Trecena of Noj: 13 Days of Earth Wisdom & Ideas

Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, wisdom quotes

Step out of the Bureaucracy of Ego

I’ve been thinking a lot about escape lately—and the comforts of home. Escape is a myth, an illusion. There is no escape. This is it. Here we are. Yet, paradoxically, there are many escapes—even more than the good old standards like binge-drinking, drug use, overeating, sex, TV, caffeine, and shopping. Reading, writing, and speaking just… Continue reading Step out of the Bureaucracy of Ego

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, Relating, The New Story

On Turning 37

I was born roughly 1,924 weeks ago. That number is only slightly more arbitrary than the corresponding number of years: thirty seven. Age is strange. On the inside, I feel about twenty one. From the outside, it might seem like I am eightysomething, based on my much-cherished, early-to-bed, early-to-rise lifestyle. Nonetheless, I am barreling towards… Continue reading On Turning 37

Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

The Relationship between Happiness & Morality

“Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.” ~ Aristotle Since its inception, humankind has been fascinated by the pursuit and the fruits of happiness. Aristotle asks, “What… Continue reading The Relationship between Happiness & Morality

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