"We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to." ~Terry Swearington Marine Debris Photo: from The Conversation What do you think when you see this photo? How does it make you feel? How did it get there? How can we solve the problem? How do I feel? I feel… Continue reading Talking Trash
Tag: Peaceful Living
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJVnPOIdgUA “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” ~ William Penn From the moment you wake, life is a series of tasks. Beginning with nutrition and hygiene and usually ending with nutrition and hygiene. So simple, right? What happens in the… Continue reading Quiet Please!
It Starts at Home
"A happy family begins with love, mutual respect, compassion, and kind words" ` Teri Mirikitani Why do people feel they have permission to say improper or unkind things to family that they would never consider saying to others? Since family is a place of unconditional love, people may have a false sense of security to… Continue reading It Starts at Home
Water Off a Duck
Confidence is quiet. Insecurity is loud." Have you ever been talking to someone when, out of the blue, they make a comment that appears to be innocent, yet it’s an insult to you in disguise? Building themselves up in the same breath that is putting you down? I've been in shock as I've witnessed many comments such as… Continue reading Water Off a Duck
Lighten Your Load
"Don't let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace" ~Dalai Lama Mean people suck! It’s a universal fact. Yet being mean is usually a product of pain and fear. It’s powerful, it’s dark and heavy, it’s hopeless, it’s rooted and it’s also not permanent. Whether we’re receiving or dishing it out, we can choose… Continue reading Lighten Your Load
Diminishing the Elephant
Troubles are only mental; it is the mind that manufactures them, and the mind can gorge them, banish them, abolish them. - Mark Twain Have you ever heard the saying, "Well, we keep avoiding the elephant in the room"? Which translated means, there is something not quite working or a problem or a challenge… Continue reading Diminishing the Elephant
“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed” – Thich Nhat Hanh What are the benefits of being aware? What does it actually do for us? Does it matter? Yes. Awareness matters! The benefit of being aware is you are being mindful about how you live your life.… Continue reading Shine On!
Creating Space for Awareness
It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. – K.T. Jong Whenever we are feeling tired and overwhelmed but lacking in satisfaction for accomplishing… Continue reading Creating Space for Awareness
Impact of simple meditation
“Meditation trains the mind the way physical exercise strengthens the body." Sharon Salzberg Mindfulness gives us an anchor to living in the present moment, all day, everyday, when we practice it enough. Meditation is one key way to practice mindfulness. If you’ve read this mindfulness series, we first stepped into the practice of mindfulness… Continue reading Impact of simple meditation