As a practicing Buddhist meditator, I have long concentrated on being more aware of my reactionary thinking and behavior. I have had some profound experiences during meditation of realizing that it is finding that gap between encountering a situation that I may label as negative and responding into automatic reaction. Finding or creating a “Gap”…

I am aware that my “Unconscious Invitations” or my misaligned, unconscious thinking and beliefs of lack or fear had resulted in “unconsciously inviting” exactly more of those same experiences, but I was a shocked that it is hypothesized that eighty percent of all accidents are “unconsciously invited”! That being said, I know when I am…

Gratitude According to the Apostle Paul, “Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evidence demonstration of realities to be held.” Hebrews 11:1 Ernest Holmes said we needed to have unshakable faith in a power that is greater than us and to which we can have direct access. I find one of the…

It’s been an interesting few months for me with having a concussion while so many things are going on in my life. Synchronicity always seems to occur in my life, as I had been reading “The Art of Spiritual Healing” by Joel Goldsmith. I love his work and especially the passage  “Spiritual healing is much more…

As I was contemplating writing something for the month of February, often associated with Valentine’s Day, I wanted to write something more than a pithy description of what Valentine’s Day’s history has been, or the various definitions of love. I, myself, had had a couple days of heartache and reflection following a family member’s moderately…

As a practicing meditator of a Buddhist tradition, I have long concentrated on being more aware of my reactionary thinking and behavior. I have had some profound experiences during meditation of realizing that it is finding that gap between encountering a situation that I may label as negative and falling into automatic reaction. Finding or…

It was the fifth day of the retreat. The eleven hours of meditation a day, the vow of silence, and the cold dampness of the Himalayas in late fall was making my body ache and my mind scream. As was the custom of us women, we would get our bucket of cold water at noon,…