Mindful Monday – November 6, 2017

“Mental and physical reactions come and go Like clouds in the empty sky; Greed, hatred, and ignorance appear and disappear Like bubbles on the surface of the sea.” – Yongjia Xuanjue   Did you know that the average emotion lasts for no more than 90 seconds? Most people respond to this with skepticism; I knowContinue reading “Mindful Monday – November 6, 2017”

Mindful Monday – October 30, 2017

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them.” – Rabindranath Tagore I have been thinking a lot about avoidance. Our culture provides so many different options for avoidance of our thoughts, emotions, and selves. My favorite of these options is playing games on my phone. Some amountContinue reading “Mindful Monday – October 30, 2017”

Mindful Monday – October 16, 2017

“The biggest cause of suffering is being here, and wishing you were somewhere else.” – Ajahn Brahm  We all spend a lot of time thinking about the past, and worrying about the future. Sometimes this can be helpful, if thinking about the past is helping us heal, and if worrying about the future is helpingContinue reading “Mindful Monday – October 16, 2017”

Mindful Monday – October 9, 2017

“Truth cannot only comfort you. At times, it has to cut through to the bone, to the very marrow even, if this is what it takes to set you free.” – Mooji In other words, the truth hurts. Part of what makes therapy so difficult is looking at ourselves with a critical eye. It isContinue reading “Mindful Monday – October 9, 2017”