How to Start a Meditation Practice

Posted on August 24, 2012 Updated July 24, 2020 This is how I see meditation.  This is my personal experience, so here are some tips for you to try out.  Find your own way or variation that makes you the most comfortable. Here is my explanation of meditation: you are a radio receiver. There are a … Continue reading How to Start a Meditation Practice

Secrets to a Basic Meditation Practice

Updated July 14, 2020 One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain. --Rick Godwin https://youtu.be/j2ajbiS_f7o   If you are a beginner to meditation or if you want to vary or strengthen your existing meditation practice, this practice is for you. … Continue reading Secrets to a Basic Meditation Practice

Politeness: How To Allow You to Be Yourself While Allow Others To Be Themselves

Updated April 10, 2020One day, I asked someone, “What do you pray for?” She said, “I ask God to help me be polite and nice to people.” While we were in her suburban house located 300 feet from a lake, I admonished her and told her that was not a good prayer topic and said, … Continue reading Politeness: How To Allow You to Be Yourself While Allow Others To Be Themselves

Etiquette: The Nuances of When to Leave Someone Alone

Updated April 10, 2020 With Strangers Those, such as Southerners in the United States, are raised to be polite and to greet people. However, there are subtle nuances to greeting people, strangers as well as familiar people. For example, consider the following scenarios: It's getting dark faster than you thought and you are trying get … Continue reading Etiquette: The Nuances of When to Leave Someone Alone

Are You a Fanatic? When It’s Okay to Be Passionate

Updated July 23, 2020 An officiant once asked me, “How do you know what is right or wrong?” Great question! To outrightly know if something is right or wrong is tricky because we do not have the authority to judge. Instead, there is much more discernment and nuance involved. First, I ask myself: “what would … Continue reading Are You a Fanatic? When It’s Okay to Be Passionate

The Academic System Will Not Instill In You This Attribute

Updated April 10, 2020 I told someone about a startling discovery I'd made. The person said, "Gee, you don't know what to believe anymore. You can't trust anybody." I said, "Yes, you can trust, but you need to meditate." He laughed at my statement. All of us have something called intuition--it's an inner guidance system. … Continue reading The Academic System Will Not Instill In You This Attribute

Reality Check on Thoughts and Feelings: A Self-Help Technique

Updated July 14, 2020 The following is a description of a self-help technique that takes on average thirty-minutes to complete. Developed by an American author Byron Katie, this method should help you gain clarity over any mental frustrations you may have, however strong or weak the frustration or however significant or trivial the topic.    … Continue reading Reality Check on Thoughts and Feelings: A Self-Help Technique