The problem for many of us is that our nervous systems have become less adept at moving smoothly between a state of relaxation and a state of activation.
Waking up in the morning
I vow with all beings
to be ready for sparks of the Dharma
from flowers or children or birds.
‘The most precious thing we can give to another is our presence, which contributes to the collective energy of mindfulness and peace.’
‘The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.’
‘Komorebi (Japanese)– the interplay of the light and the leaves when sunlight filters through the trees’.
The participants in the program discovered two kinds of connections – connections to other people, and connection to nature.
When we sit down to meditate, we naturally would like to have an experience which is peaceful, relaxing, and pleasant from beginning to end. However, as anyone who meditates regularly knows, this is not always the case. In fact, in addition to the distractions of a busy mind, what we often find in meditation […]