Meditation is the ultimate mobile device

Meditation is the ultimate mobile device

“Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.” ― Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation And, of course, we have figured out how to put it ON our mobile devices. We have been using a few mindfulness apps...
If you are irritated by every rub…

If you are irritated by every rub…

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” –Rumi Life can irritate me. There is a new traffic light up in my town. And this morning, when I had to wait for it I wanted to ram my car into the car in front of me. I was running late, and it was the...
It’s complicated

It’s complicated

My father possesses a well-developed talent for being able to describe the essence of a person or a situation in colorful, quotable sorts of ways. One of the talents that he apparently perceived in me is my ability, and here I quote, to “screw up a steel bar.”...
When we are no longer able to change a situation…

When we are no longer able to change a situation…

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor Frankl It’s amazing to me how much time I spend trying to make myself feel better, to be more comfortable, to find some peace…and how fleeting the fixes are. Once I get...
If there is to be peace in the world

If there is to be peace in the world

“If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between...