Soften

Three of my mentors have used the same word recently in different contexts to suggest a way of letting go, of allowing in, and of finding calm in the storm of life: “Soften.” I’ve been repeating the word to myself for everything from letting go of a negative thought to relaxing a tight muscle. And… Read more »

It’s Easy to Relax in Paradise!

You know the saying “It’s easy to be a guru on a mountain top”? How about this one: “It’s easy to relax in paradise”? 🙂 While I haven’t been able to establish guru status on a remote mountain somewhere, I have recently found myself unexpectedly in paradise in Bali! First, I am thankful. Bali has… Read more »

Equanimity

At the closing of my daily morning meditation, I silently ask what I am to know that day. Usually, a word comes to mind almost instantly, and most often the words are easy to understand based on what is going on in my life at the time. Words come to me like “peace,” “knowledge,” “curiosity,”… Read more »