Morning Breath

Morning Breath

I hear the refrigerator start I feel the breeze of the fan against my chest I feel the heat of tea as it comes through the cup I smell the strong scent of my Lapsang Souchong I see the drapes moved by the wind from the fan I see the couch I see the drapes move from the wind of the fan I smell the tea in my cup It is heavily smoked Lapsang Souchong I hear the engines of a jet miles above I feel the breeze from the fan on my arms I feel my...

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A Mindful Legacy

A Mindful Legacy

What you do every day is what creates the legacy you are living and the legacy of who you will be remembered for well into the future. It is your legacy that you leave behind as you pass on to whatever awaits. It is the same legacy that precedes you as you pass through this world. It is the way people think of you before they even meet you. Reputation, karma, legacy, they are all the same. The more people you lie to, cheat and steal from, the...

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You Always Have A Choice

You Always Have A Choice

Every day that you wake up you have a choice. You can choose to stay in bed or greet the day. You can choose to live your day in anger or in joy. You can choose to greet people in fear or with compassion. Do not blame your path based on what some one else did or did not do. Do not blame your path based on what you did or did not do. The moment you open your eyes is the moment you have a choice to make. It is based on a single, very simple...

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Being The One

Being The One

Being The One   Stop trying to be the One. Just sit. Just be. The moment you recognize your meditation as something more than it is, you lose the reason for meditating in the first place. That is to clear your mind of all thought, good or bad, wanted or unwanted. In formal sitting you may start by counting your breath. At some point the very count that opened the path before you becomes a distraction. When it does, let it go. Perhaps you...

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Money Meditation

Money Meditation

Before reading any further just Google Money and Meditation. You may be surprised to what pops up. What started out as an extension of meditation has now become a buzzword in itself. Among corporate types it has become woven into the very culture of the whole concept of work/life balance. In the military mindfulness creates a focused sniper. In both it also creates a very focused psychopath. How do you tell the two apart? Or how do you tell who...

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Threads Of Your Life

Threads Of Your Life

Mindful Moment – Threads of Your Life   Rarely is life a single thread that is easily followed from where you are to your own private destination. But that is why you are here, isn’t it? To learn and enjoy the journey. Your life and the thread in your hand may start out straight and untangled, but rarely does it stay that way for very long. It quickly becomes tangled and knotted, twisting and turning upon itself as you navigate...

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