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A Meditation on Impermanence

A Meditation on Impermanence

A loss in my life in this last week has deeply touched the most vulnerable places in my heart and brought home my awareness of impermanence. How can we heal in times of loss and change? How can we find acceptance, grace and compassion in the face of impermanence? How...
On the Art of Finding Yourself

On the Art of Finding Yourself

People often say to me some version of the story that they have not found themselves yet. They are looking for their true self. They say they are seeking and striving to find and be who they really are. They say they’re not there yet, not enough yet, unfulfilled,...
Let’s Be Creatures of Paradox and Glory

Let’s Be Creatures of Paradox and Glory

This week I meditated deeply and felt a sacredness and a stillness at the heart of time. This week I drank wine and danced on tables, all wild and sweaty and full of incredible joy. I cried this week when my back hurt and my eyes wouldn’t work. I smiled, cuddled and...
An Exquisite Collection of Mindfulness Poetry

An Exquisite Collection of Mindfulness Poetry

When I teach my mindfulness retreats and courses I like to share poetry, quotes and passages about mindfulness. Mindfulness poetry like this conveys important messages for our lives and our meditation practice. People always ask me for these poems at the end of the...
The Guest House: A Poem

The Guest House: A Poem

This poem by Rumi would have to be one of the most frequently recited poems in mindfulness retreats and courses around the world. I love all of his poetry but this is definitely one of my personal favourites. It just gets to the heart of mindful living in the most...
If I Had My Life to Live over Again

If I Had My Life to Live over Again

When asked “How would you have lived your life differently if you had a chance?” Nadine Stair, an 85-year-old woman, from Louisville, Kentucky, provided these poetic words as her response… If I had my life to live over again,I’d dare to make more...