Through the practice of mediation, we are able to create a gap between our thoughts and our behavior. By staying present in the energy in the body instead of getting wrapped up in our thinking, we can create choice about our behavior. This is the story of my own experience of getting bit by a [...]
In my last article, I introduced the idea of working with the mind as a way of curbing one’s temper. To read that article and watch a video by Pema Chodron, click here. Pema explains that we have little control of our external environment, so, what to do when we feel agitated, angry, and aggressive? [...]
Wondering what the heck I’m talking about? Watch this 2 and a half-minute video of Pema Chodron to hear the explanation.
This story of Joshua Bell playing music in the subway illustrates how we miss our lives when we are rushing and not present.