Tag Archive | meditation

“Trayvon”‘s Tragedy Stretches the Tension of a Nation

My old man’s a white old man And my old mother’s black. If ever I cursed my white old man I take my curses back. If ever I cursed my black old mother And wished she were in hell, I’m sorry for that evil wish And now I wish her well My old man died […]

Living in Your Own Utopia

Imagine a small country with few people. They have weapons and do not employ them; they enjoy the labor of their hands and do not waste time inventing laborsaving machines. They take death seriously and do not travel far. Since they dearly love their homes, they are not interested in travel. Although they have boats […]

12 Symptoms of Inner Peace

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha Here’s a creeping disease you’ve got to watch out for. It’s called Inner Peace, and if we’re not careful, it could reach epidemic proportions. Signs and symptoms of Inner Peace include the following: An increased tendency to let things happen rather than make them […]

Do You Have the Time?

I got up early one morning And rushed right into the day I had so much to accomplish That I didn’t have time to pray. Problems just tumbled about me And heavier came each task “Why doesn’t God help me?” I wondered He answered, “You didn’t ask.” I wanted to see joy and beauty But […]

A to Z(en) of Life

Brought to you by the wonderful Dalai Lama! Enjoy, and incorporate into your life today! Avoid negative sources, people, places and habits. Believe in yourself. Consider things from every angle. Don’t give up and don’t give in. Everything you’re looking for lies behind the mask you wear. Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them […]

Balance: The Key to Flexibility, Freedom, and Clarity

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” – Thich Nhat Hanh This is the final installment discussing 4 techniques to handling the emotional difficulty encountered in handling life’s problems. In short, it has been a discussion on discipline, and […]