Why meditation doesn’t fix you

Why meditation doesn’t fix you

I’m often asked why I meditate, and there’s a lot of hype right now in popular media around all the good meditation can do for you. I don’t disagree with all the mental and physical health benefits, and I’ve experience many of these benefits first hand. It would be...
Tending Your Inner Light

Tending Your Inner Light

’In his book “Find Your Why”, Simon Sinek states beautifully that our purpose is “not a statement about who we aspire to be; it expresses who we are when we are at our natural best.” The encapsulates in one perfect statement another core of many spiritual traditions –...

It’s not what you do, but how you do it that counts

One of the areas spiritual teachers and traditions seem to be in agreement on when it comes to the meaning of life, is that it’s not so much what you do but how you do it that counts. Many people who are in a journey toward purpose are looking to find the perfect job...
Are We All Missing THE Meaning?

Are We All Missing THE Meaning?

One of the things that has been dominating my thoughts for the past few years now is the idea of purpose. Based on the number of books, articles and videos on it, I would say I’m probably in good company. Perhaps even, I could go so far as to say it seems to even be...
How to start and stick to a practice

How to start and stick to a practice

Hands down one of the biggest challenges when starting a meditation practice is sticking to it. As with any new behavior, the first 6 – 8 weeks can be touch and go. Meditation is no exception. Everyone starts with good intentions of meditating daily. Squeezing 5...

Are your expectations killing gratitude?

In some Buddhist tradition being busy is like a form of laziness. This concept was life changing for me. admin In western culture, fall is a time of thanksgiving. Regardless of when you celebrate or how, there is a point in the fall where most stop to appreciate the...
Learning to ‘be’ in motion

Learning to ‘be’ in motion

In a workshop I hosted recently, we were talking about movement as a form of meditation. The beautiful spirit who came to the workshop asked a fabulous question. How you can you possibly just ‘be’ when you are in movement or activity? Is it possible to be in action...

The Activity Cleanse

In some Buddhist tradition being busy is like a form of laziness. This concept was life changing for me.  It has been a while since I last wrote. I realized in the winter I had fallen into an old familiar trap – becoming too busy. I heard once on a podcast...