Tag Archive: Living in the Moment

Aug 28

Parenting with Mindfulness

A few weeks ago I was up all night with my newborn John. I had an extremely busy day planned, and no matter what i tried, he refused to go to sleep. As the hours ticked away, I could feel myself grow increasingly frustrated. I really wasn’t in the mood for this, I really didn’t …

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Feb 28

Make Today Meaningful

Stonehenge Sunrise

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”- H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama Too often I find myself falling into the “just get it over with” …

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Sep 05

Be a Good Ancestor Today

My Wife and Son releasing fish into our pond.

“Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors” – Jonas Salk (Developer of the first Polio Vaccine) Recently I have ran across several blogs, topics, books, podcasts, etc., promoting the message, “Be a Good Ancestor Today”. While it appears that the message originates from the above quote by Dr. Salk, the message has recently been …

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Aug 03

Rolling With the Punches of Life

Ice Covered Buds

It is inevitable that life will throw us curve-balls. Sometimes living in the now is painful because the present moment is not pleasant. However, it is important to not let the curve-balls of life bring us down more than necessary, we must learn to roll with the punches of life.

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Jul 21

The Importance of Love, Compassion, and Kindness

Power of Light

During the first day of teachings that preceded the Kalachakra, H.H. The Dalai Lama, gave what amounted to a comparative religion lecture. One of the keys to his lecture was the fact that the attributes of love, compassion, and kindness are central tenants of every world religion. Every world religion teaches these attributes because they …

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Jun 29

Basic Spirituality

Meditation By the Lake

When most people think of a “spiritual person” they usually think of some sort of New Age guru, a hippie, a or a die-hard fundamentalist of one creed or another. Unfortunately this imagery has turned many people off of spirituality, because they don’t want to be thought of as “that person”, or have to answer to …

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