2018-08-15: Painkillers Caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, cannabis. Anti-depressants. Painkillers. You can learn a...

2018-08-14: Just Trying to Help I never get up from a meditation session and think...

2018-08-13: Life Stories After working on it for a month and a half,...

2018-08-12: Sacrifices This weekend in traditional Judaism, there was a lot of...

2018-08-10: Putting Out the Fire For mindfulness to have any ethical weight, it must involve...

2018-08-09: Contemplative Time When practicing mindfulness, enjoyable mental states can be just as...

2018-08-08: Just Walking I had to take my car to the mechanic at...

2018-08-07: The Hard Stuff The first meditation instruction is almost always to bring attention...

2018-08-06: Ritual and Routine On one hand, I want meditation to be a mundane,...

2018-08-05: Notifications This morning, I did something I usually bend over backwards...

2018-08-03: Radioactive I have something big coming up in a couple weeks,...

2018-08-02: Sleepy Mind The last couple days, I’ve been getting sleepy by the...

2018-08-01: Spiritual Animals I find it useful to think about spiritual practices as...

2018-07-31: The Way Forward It’s so important to remember how negative emotions provide inspiration...

2018-07-30: High Altitude Airplanes are great places for meditation. It may seem difficult...

2018-07-29: The Full Moon I’ve been on an island for the past five days,...

2018-07-26: Keeping On Meditating every single day seems really daunting if you imagine...

2018-07-25: Passing Through Before sunrise this morning, after maybe two hours of sleep...

2018-07-24: Doing Mindfulness I keep getting stuck on the word “mindfulness” this morning....

2018-07-23: A Healthy Routine I have a somewhat fraught relationship with routine. On one...

2018-07-22: One Sip at a Time One of my favorite paradoxes of meditation is that it’s...

2018-07-20: Sitting in Action At times I’ve felt that daily meditation was too passive...

2018-07-19: Finding My Seat Today I’m grateful for the Burmese posture, and to Rav...

2018-07-18: Work and Play Last night I dreamt about taking photos and making art...

2018-07-17: Counting Up This morning was the first time since the retreat that...

2018-07-16: Resilience Meditation practice has always been about resilience for me. From...

2018-07-15: Deeper Than Stories When I left for the retreat two weeks ago, my...

2018-07-13: A Retreat Within a Retreat I just got back from retreat. It is to my...

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