Loving-Kindness is the Key to Everything

September 11, 2019

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Every day, I do a loving-kindness meditation, and it feels good. But what is “loving-kindness” and what distinguishes it from regular kindness? And how is it, as the title of this post promises, the key to Everything?

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Slow Down

January 9, 2013

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Do you ever listen to yourself talking and wish you would just shut the hell up? I know you’ve thought that about someone who was talking to you. Have you ever been in a room full of people who are all trying to sound clever instead of listening to each other? I think that many of us substitute talking for thinking. What’s even worse is when we chatter on while simultaneously conversing over electronic devices.

We need to practice slowing down. Here are some exercises you can try to slow down and become more present in the moment:

Textspeak:

Try slowing a conversation down to the pace of text messaging: Speak one or two sentences, and each person waits 30 seconds to respond to the other person. It can make conversing much more intentional and focused.

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Life

September 4, 2012

A new video on Daisybrain’s Youtube channel

Here I am, on a roller coaster both metaphorical and actual, talking about life & how we perceive things differently depending on our age, our political orientation & whether we are human, dog or cat…

Life

Some blogs are about poetry. Here’s a poem about blogging.


How to be Like My Dog

May 27, 2012

My dog is a great role model for me. He is the best person I know and the best person I can imagine anyone being. Here are some  things he has taught me about how best to go through life:

  • Don’t waste time being angry  

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