Wisdom in Practice

“Look up…”

I looked up and as I did my head cleared, my lungs expanded and a lightness of being flooded my chest. I felt good. My head seemed to rest more sensibly on my shoulders and I became aware that I was proud of myself. Life was not easy, but when I looked up, I saw… Continue reading “Look up…”

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Meditation, Wisdom in Practice

“This is a time of purification…”

What if the troubles that present themselves to us are part of a process of purification? An opportunity to release that which is outmoded, out-dated, that which has run its course and is no longer needed? MEDITATION FOR COURAGE Sit quietly and breathe deeply and evenly… yoga breathing… breathing in compassion for self, breathing out… Continue reading “This is a time of purification…”

Wisdom in Practice

“Balance is necessary but so are extremes…”

Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength." Dalai Lama The world lives in balance. The tide ebbs and flows, the chill of winter is balanced with the heat of summer, and the flight of birds is matched by the insects that crawl and the fish that swim. Night… Continue reading “Balance is necessary but so are extremes…”

Wisdom in Practice

Engraved on the wall of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta…

Engraved on the wall of Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta, and written by 19-year-old Kent Keith in a motivation booklet for high school counselors published while he was a student at Harvard in 1968. "People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish,… Continue reading Engraved on the wall of Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta…