Tag: mindfulness

The “if only” trap

Finding contentment in your life as it is In 1996, I attended a 30-day silent Insight meditation retreats. As with many retreat centers, the cabin

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Respect

The yoga of cultivating care I lived on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1990. During that year a longtime yoga teacher based in Seattle,

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Students of silence

University of Utah students learn from composer Phillip Bimstein about the power of “radical quiet” On a chilly February afternoon, a crew of workmen yelled

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Peak experiences

Nice, but sometimes an impediment People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not

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Choosing Our Battles

A couple of years ago, a few months after my father’s death, I attended a retreat with Byron Katie, whose work had been recommended to

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