WE HAVE ALL THAT WE NEED BEFORE WE EVEN ASK: October 20, 2017

“E[]very major religion teaches that good things arise from stillness. In Christianity, this state is called ‘Christ consciousness.’ In Islam, this state is referred to as taqwa, or “God consciousness.” The yogis call it living in samadhi. In Buddhism, it’s known as “nirvana.” The Jews call it contemplation that can lead to dveikus, or “clinging…

LOVE IS THE INFINITE BREATH OF ENDLESS IDEAS: October 19, 2017

“We’ve been led to believe that getting more and greater stuff and territory will make us truly happy. What we are learning from the scientific research on mindfulness and well-being affirms the age-old wisdom that true happiness lies in the strength we have within, not what we collect and acquire.” Time Ryan, from A Mindful Nation:…

LOVE BREATHES THE WHOLE BEING OF WHO I AM: October 18, 2017

“Just as our brain creates neural pathways to respond to stress, we can create neural pathways that increase our ability to focus; be in the moment; and increase our awareness, our openness to others, and our compassion.” Tim Ryan, from A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and…

INSIDE EACH BREATH, I AM THAT I AM: October 17, 2017

“We can actually change who we are, by changing how we are.  . . . Studies are showing that we can change the architecture of our brains. That we can change the way the brain responds to its environment, and how robustly it can deal with negative emotional states.”  Tim Ryan, from A Mindful Nation: How…

EACH MOMENT IS TRANSFORMED FROM WORRY TO COMPASSION: October 16, 2017

” Mindfulness is also heartfulness . . . . We can be calm, open, attentive, and gentle, no matter how stressed-out and self-absorbed we’ve become. We can transform worry into attention and caring.” Tim Ryan, from A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit I…

INSIDE EACH BREATH, LOVE BREATHES ME: October 15, 2017

“By practicing mindfulness we can change the way our brain functions. Most important, we can change it in the direction of balance and in fact in the direction of kindness.” Tim Ryan, from Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit I breathe in peace. I breathe out love. I breathe in awareness. I…

CATCH YOUR HABITS LEADING YOU DOWN THE SAME PATH: October 14, 2017

“I experience the moment with mindfulness— I can catch these habits as they begin to lead me back down the same old path. With enough practice we can override this behavior with an intention to be more alive for more of those beautiful moments.” Tim Ryan, from A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can…

IN EACH BREATH, WE ARE MADE NEW: October 10, 2017

“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds” the Deuteronomist  says, “tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.” (Deuteronomy 11:18) In each breath, we are made new in the attitude of our minds. In each breath, our joy is made complete. THIS IS A LISTENING BLOG – LISTEN…