A couple of days ago I made a reference on my post about being thankful for every one of my blessings and I decided to keep this topic for another post because I was about to get very much off topic from what I had been writing that day. When I was writing down those… Continue reading Being Thankful and Aware
It’s pretty amazing to me how one small little thought in our minds has the capacity to spread out all over the place like a meticulously created web that traps you in. My husband and I were talking about it this morning and he gave me a perfect example of exactly this kind of thought process. He said it’s like this Zen cast he had been… Continue reading Wandering Thoughts
I’ve been thinking a lot about Zen and meditation these past few days. I ended up taking a break again because I was finding that I wasn’t going as often as I should and wasting a good deal of money every month. I still plan on going back again but not until after I finish… Continue reading Acknowledging Emotions
I have a lot of favorite words but the ones I’ve been thinking most about this week are “aware” and “responsibility”. I think we could all benefit from being more aware of things and taking responsibility. We should be aware of our senses, the things around us, the words that we use, our tone, our body language,… Continue reading Favorite Word?
I was thinking the other day how programmed we are to the different noises around us. The different sounds of our cell phone tell us whether we have a text, email, Facebook update, voicemail etc and often times we quickly react to that sound. But we don’t have a cue that reminds us to stop, silence everything, and just take… Continue reading Enjoying Silence
I’m really enjoying the quiet around me right now. I was sitting here leaning into my laptop and reading some of the posts on Freshly Pressed and the stillness around me seemed to give me a little knudge. Then I heard a bird chirp outside followed by Biggie, our bulldog, breathing softly. Usually I like to have… Continue reading Enjoying each moment
First the good news. I have just completed a full month of meditation at ZCOC, woohoo! Some people may not think this a major achievement, but for me, someone who struggles with sitting quietly while not letting my thoughts take full control of me, this is a very proud moment. I think I posted something about… Continue reading Be still my restless mind