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The Art of Presence

At an IMS retreat in Barre MA, I asked Rodney Smith, one of the teachers, what is being present like? How does action come out of non-action? How do you maintain a large awareness of the life you are living, and live … Continue reading

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To Nourish

Etymology: Middle English nurishen, from Anglo-French nuriss, stem of nurrir, norrir, from Latin nutrire to suckle, nourish; akin to Greek nan to flow, noteros damp, Sanskrit snauti it drips. The etymology of words fascinates me–how the sound of a word … Continue reading

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How do we know…

How do we know if our practice is a real practice? Only by one thing: more and more we just see the wonder. What is the wonder? I don’t know. We can’t know such things through thinking. But we always … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health: No.3 Mindfulness

3 key areas in life need regular attention: knowledge–an understanding of your condition; creativity–a right-brained pursuit; mindfulness–awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is the foundation of everything. Mindfulness is awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is a … Continue reading

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Mindful Eating: use a meditation bell

Ringing a small meditation bell before and after a meal can calm and center us before we eat. I have always found it difficult to pause before eating. Always a little fear pops up–fear I won’t be able to eat … Continue reading

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Do Not Become Anything

A quote from one of my favorite teachers. I did not have the privilege of meeting Ajahn Chah while he was alive but his words are very much alive and relevant. His teachings were always simple and straightforward. “Do not … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health

I’ve had Type 1 diabetes since 1992. I do not have any complications. The lack of complications may have something to do with genetics as well as self-care. I don’t know about the genetics but I do know about self-care. … Continue reading

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