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Blog posts : "mindfulness"

Beginnings

Someone recently asked me how and when I started practicing mindfulness. It was long before I'd ever heard of it.

My appreciation of a quiet mind began decades ago when first reading The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. The book helped me eliminate what I called my "garbag…

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A Sparrow's Gift

Sparrows are sweet and stunning, though the earth-tone feathers and their sheer numbers render them ordinary, just as everyday life seems to render most of us ordinary.

If a sparrow lands on your balcony railing and a deep vein of sadness wells up, spilling out of your eyes, it may be an accumul…

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New Surroundings

When you move from a location you have lived in for 30 years to a new home in a different state a lot changes, and nothing changes. For instance, saying goodbye to the amazing trees that lined the path of your frequent walks for years is difficult (for some of us). Yet, trees in the new surroundings…

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It Hums

Silence has a calming, relaxing effect on our mind, emotions and body, and is also alive with possibility. It hums with an inevitable insight or solution to a problem, an observation otherwise missed, wisdom before action, and the remembrance of who we are. In a state of mindful psylence we may expe…

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Availability

My favorite time to enjoy psylence is when walking through my neighborhood which is blessed with many old growth trees - pines and deciduous -  plus many saplings, adolescents, and young adults. The presence found in silence is also the presence of the trees, of myself, the sunlight, grass, and the …

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