Goals vs Dreams

A long time ago, while driving towards the Mid-Hudson Bridge, the LED traffic alert sign above the road read, Goals are dreams with deadlines. One early morning, someone chose to put an inspirational quote so thousands of commuters could see it, and this anonymous person deserved a big hug. It’s easy to let the mind … More Goals vs Dreams

e·qua·nim·i·ty

To go with the flow, without attachment, is the definition of equanimity. Whatever life brings, whatever arises, whether it is success or failure, happiness or sorrow, delight or despair, disappointment or satisfaction, loss or gain, equanimity cultivates presence, vigilance, and strength. Equanimity is a refuge, deeply rooted within, filled with insight. Equanimity is like the … More e·qua·nim·i·ty

Winter Solstice

           Today marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year.  Since neolithic times, it has been celebrated and honored as a sacred time of renewal and rebirth.            It is a day to acknowledge our shadows, heal our wounds, release old thought patterns, and … More Winter Solstice

The Path of the Spiritual Warrior

Embracing uncertainties, whether rooted in the outward or inward realms, is the way of the warrior. The Spiritual Warrior sees this as opportunity rather than an obstacle, and welcomes the growth and inner strength gained by the challenge. The Spiritual Warrior embraces the void, the “unknowingness,” and develops a deep understanding of the process, thus becoming aware. This self-awareness defines the … More The Path of the Spiritual Warrior

Adversity and Loving-Kindness Meditation

Terrorism creates agony, anguish, despair, and confusion. It is a morbid reminder of humanity’s frailties. Yet, more than ever, these are the moments when loving-kindness meditation helps the most. A Buddhist meditation, loving-kindness helps bring positive attitudinal change, transforming hatred, freeing pain, and changing old habituated negative patterns of the mind. There are a few … More Adversity and Loving-Kindness Meditation

Embrace Fear

During a moment of vulnerability and openness, fear has a way of sneaking from the darkest corners of our psyche and ruin moments of pure bliss, connectivity, and sharing. Resistance is futile, as Carl Jung once stated “What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.” What’s left? Surrender and embrace. By embracing … More Embrace Fear