by Jaime De La Barrera
Aging to me means that I will be able to perform everyday task without a problem for as long as possible such as bathing, eating, dressing, shopping, cooking, taking the bus, walking a flight of steps or half a mile, lifting or carrying weight, meditate, reading, writing or handling small objects, help others.
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by Sue Meyn, LPC
I am sitting in the post office today with packages to be mailed. I walked in and snatched my number from the machine, the one that determines how long the wait will be, and saw that it was going to be a bit.
I sat down on a bench, one of those hard wooden ones, and closed my eyes. I thought I might meditate…or just rest…and as I did that realized that once I closed my eyes I could be anywhere...
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Robert McDowell
Poetry as spiritual practice embodies gratitude and evokes it. Living at the fast pace that most of us do, it’s easy to forget the people, animals, places, occasions and things we’re grateful for. I sit down to recite my poems and prayers and meditate, but my mind is agitated...
Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: Robert suggests honoring your gratitude with spiritual poetry. It's a fun way to move into gratitude! Also, check out his new book, The More We Get Together: The Sexual and Spiritual Language of Love, available Oct. 26th.
by Pamela Nixon
For some, meditation is a scary idea. I can't meditate. I cannot stop the thoughts from running through my mind. I am too easily distracted. I cannot sit still. I don't have time! What if the phone rings? What if the kids cry? Sound familiar? For just a moment, step back from all your preconceived notions of what meditation is and what it requires, and look at it with a new eye...
by Rosanna C. Rogacion
In the late 1800's a Japanese spiritual seeker by the name of Mikao Usui climbed Mt. Fujiyama, which was considered a sacred mountain. His sole purpose was to find the answer to the question, "What is the ultimate purpose of life?" Usui fasted and meditated for twenty one days...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Truly transcendental, Snatam Kaur's beautiful rendition of this sacred mantra is simply divine. Whether sitting to meditate or driving to work, it inspires grace and ease. Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
Translated: I bow to the subtle divine wisdom. I bow to the divine teacher within.
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Studies have shown that it doesn't matter much 'how' you meditate, just as long as you do it regularly. Here is a 30 minute meditation to increase abundance and love into your life. Enjoy!
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