Looking backwards over today; what a marvelous day with Kip, Alan and Cheryl. What a wonderful scone that Vince made along with the flat white that Shelley put in front of me. The unexpected warm evening as I walked in the dark here in Yallingup to get the lasts 400 steps of my 10,000. While [...]
There is more to life than increasing its speed Albert Einstein Slow by Ozzie Gontang I want to write about slow. The faceless clock blinks every second: Now….Now…Now In the present moment there is No fast. No slow. No criticism. No judgment. Just the continued birth Of a new unique moment And another and another. [...]
The numbers are pretty staggering when some statistics say that 75% of people in the United States are either moderately or extremely stressed. I’ve also read that it could be almost 90% of the conditions doctors see are related to stress. You will find it interesting to visit Dr. Daniel Friedland’s website , Super Smart [...]
In an explanation of the breathing techniques of Russian scientist, Dr Konstatin Buteyko, an interesting observation was made. A dog breathing at 40 breathes/minute lives 20 years; a man breathing at 17 breathes/minute lives 70 years and a turtle breathing at 1 to 3 breathes a minute lives several hundred years. Maybe this is another [...]
Many of you will find this study guide on the Everyday Zen website most helpful in developing your meditation practice. Each section has suggested readings and there are also a number of audio mp3 files that can be downloaded.
We all find distraction in living a life which more often than not is too busy. Stop. Breathe. Ask your self: Am I awake? Am I fully present? Am I living my life intentionally? We are social animals a nicer way of saying: pack and herd animals. Being aware and present is felt by all [...]