May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

Sit Still in the Sunlight

Perhaps this is a trivial observation: if you would like to enjoy the benefits of mindfulness practice, you must embody it. What does that mean? Just this: you sit still and say to yourself: “I am going to meditate for 3 minutes.” And then do that. The reason why people meditate is that it makes…

Dandelion Gone to Seed

A Simple Start

Our friend Randall said, I’m kind of interested in meditation but I don’t really understand what it is. One definition: meditation is familiarizing your mind with happiness. My definition: meditation is making a conscious decision to step out of the frenzy of your life, for a moment or a few minutes, to be still and…

Dawn at the Gas Station

Finding Your Teacher

I sat down to meditate just before dawn, and got to witness night glancing enigmatically over her shoulder at the colorful excesses of the sunrise. Moments later our youngest pranced into the room, planted herself in front of me and slapped her soft, sleep-warm hands on my knees (an utterly delicious sensation). “Wake up, meditating…