11 July

Motion and Light – Mindfulness Focus Words

    There is a tree across the street from the window I’ve been sitting at for the past few days. It’s actually across the street and behind another house. But it’s a massive tree, maybe 70 feet high, so you notice it right away from the window.  It is not just the size of… (Read More)

18 June

Summer Solstice as Mindfulness Focus

    The obvious choice for this week’s mindfulness focus is the summer solstice, which takes place mid-week.(1) (Although maybe I am just looking for a reason to post a picture of the Stonehenge I created in Minecraft, as I am quite proud of it.) Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and… (Read More)

23 April

Earth – Mindfulness Focus Words – Week 17

      Earth – the ground we walk on – the only home we have – the place all sustenance springs from.  Earth – a small rock, teeming with life, floating through infinite space.  With Earth Day celebrations throughout the week, it was an easy pick for this week’s mindfulness focus. There are all kinds… (Read More)

6 March

Connectedness as Mindfulness Practice

“We are all connected; to each other biologically; to the earth chemically; to the universe atomically.”  That’s from Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, author and Director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC. His explanation is simple and to the point. It might be easy to miss how profound the idea is. For much of human history… (Read More)

28 December

It’s Not Really a Journey

A path, a journey, a long climb to the top of the mountain….all are analogies used to describe a meditation or spiritual practice.  The implication is that we are trying to get somewhere. We start HERE and we get THERE, wherever THERE is.  We are moving on a path toward enlightenment, union with god (however… (Read More)

20 December

On Winter Solstice

The celestial tipping point that is winter solstice happens on Saturday, December 21st at exactly 10:11 AM Mountain Time. (See other time zones below.) As our home planet journeys around the sun, it tilts on its axis so that those of us living north of the equator are leaning away from the sun. It has… (Read More)

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