Meditate When You’re Broken…

Meditation is about being different from who you usually are in your habitual patterns. It’s about saying “no” to the way that you usually do things; reacting to anger with anger, reacting to disappointment with despair, reacting to joy with mindless abandon. Meditation is about saying “yes” to all that life offers, no matter how happy or sad you are.

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To Meditate, Practice Unreasonable Happiness!

Is happiness unrealistic? Can you really be happy with the things that you chase after in life? Is there a way to achieve a happiness that remains regardless of challenges in your life? What I’ve found is that through my meditation practice, I’m able to return, again and again, to a state of happiness despite troubles and challenges that may be occurring in my life. It’s this kind of happiness that I consider to be “unreasonable.”

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Meditate on Suffering – The Power of Engaging What Bothers Us

Imagine meditating while you’re suffering, what does that feel like? What if, instead of trying to run away from your disturbing emotions, you engage with them and see them for what they really are, temporary and impermanent? How do you think your life would change if you were able to be with whatever arises within your mind in a state of grace and peace, instead of constantly running after the good thoughts and fleeing what makes you suffer? Would your life be different?

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Meditation Tip of the Week: How to Use Anger in Meditation

Does Anger Ever Get Away From You

How often do you experience a situation where you can feel the anger arise, you know that it’s coming, and yet you’re not be able to do anything about it? Do you ever wish that anger didn’t have such a hold on you? Would you like to be able to work with anger so that instead of leaving you feeling helpless, it helped you to work on your meditation practice instead? Great…

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