awareness is edgy

Ultimately, meditation is not a doing or a practice… It is a way of life, a loving, compassionate attitude towards our pain and our heartache. Meditation means slowing down, consciously responding to the intensity of the present moment rather than reacting to it, feeling and blessing our discomfort rather than running away into stories and blame, lovingly observing our negative thoughts rather than being sucked in by them.

Meditation means awakening to the heart-breaking preciousness of every moment, discovering Oneness in the passing scenes of this ordinary life. This is the meditation I live and breathe and teach, and this is the meditation that ultimately saved my life, the meditation that says YES to our gorgeous, broken, fierce and tender human hearts, YES to our imperfections and flaws, YES to us, exactly as we are, in this very moment of our lives…

~Jeff Foster

when simple hopes hold all the love….

inquiry for today~ will you remember to pause?

how life works

The world of men has forgotten the joys of silence, the peace of solitude, which is necessary,

to some extent, for the fullness of human living.

Man cannot be happy for long unless he is in contact with the springs of spiritual life

which are hidden in the depths of his own soul.

If man is exiled constantly from his own home,

locked out of his spiritual solitude,

he ceases to be a true person.

~Thomas Merton

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