One of the easiest and most profound ways we can cultivate a joyful mind in everyday life is through pausing, taking a breath, and allowing ourselves to feel a gentle half smile in our body.
One of the gifts of a regular mindfulness practice is to transform how we live the so-called ‘ordinary’ moments of our lives.
To have an ordinary, human mind is a tremendous gift. Who could ask for anything better?
According to the thirteenth century Zen master Dogen, there are 6,440,099,180 moments in each day. If we multiply this by the 342 days remaining of this year, we still have 2,202,513,919,560 moments ahead of us before we get to 2015. Of course, in reality it’s impossible to calculate the ephemeral nature of moments, but in […]