We can change the flow

An old Daoist saying that has been especially inspiring to me lately: “If the boulders are moved, even a river will change its flow.” With everything going on in the world, and just the “everyday-ness” of life, I find this image so powerful! Deng Ming Dao writes, “Except for occasional flooding, the mightiest river keeps to its bed. It flows …

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Deep Relaxation Practice from the Sonoran Desert

Hi friends! We’ve had such an extraordinary experience here in the magical land of the Sonoran Desert.  Feeling so happy, re-nourished, and blessed by the beauty and spirit of this special place.  I’m so grateful for all of you and the time we spend together, enjoying and spreading these peaceful, powerful practices – so I wanted to find a way …

We Are All Watering Seeds

Each moment, we’re all watering seeds…with what we’re doing, seeing, saying, thinking, believing. Seeds of love, seeds of anger, seeds of joy. Thay likes to say, “Be a conscious gardener,” because whatever it is we’re doing, we’re training in something. Always getting better at something. Especially in uncertain and frightening times, good to be aware of what exactly it is …

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Connecting with the Heart of Gratitude Even in Challenging Times

This time of year can be overfull with love and beauty and togetherness, and it can also bring uncertainty, stress, and sorrow. Each year is so different, and different for all of us. We know that connecting with the heart of gratitude we carry helps us be happier, and healthier too. I find keeping a gratitude journal helps me do …