The Most Difficult Thing in the World

The Most Difficult Thing in the World

Mindfulness and Letting Things Be Let’s look at some of the things people tell me they are looking for in a mindfulness practice: CalmPeaceJoyHappinessFreedom from difficult emotions Now let’s look at some of the most common words and concepts associated with...
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Over the last few years, I’ve written a bunch of words (around 400k), made a bunch of podcast episodes, led a bunch of groups, had a few speaking engagements, and made a small number of videos, and almost all of this was about...
Concentration

Concentration

The Value of Concentration Concentration isn’t something we hear a lot about these days. It’s not really cool in a world geared toward multitasking (which isn’t real) and distraction (which is actually really stressful). Mindfulness is all the rage...
Perfection and Never Doing Anything

Perfection and Never Doing Anything

At some point in my life, I got tired of being recognized as a loser, so instead of sabotaging situations that intimidated me (like getting thrown off the track team for smoking), I began to hide behind perfection. Here’s how you do it: State a goal. Let’s use...
Living Intentionally and Why It Matters

Living Intentionally and Why It Matters

Living Intentionally Living intentionally is much simpler and more complex than we think. On the one hand, living intentionally seems easy. We just have to choose where we spend our time and money, how we treat people, what we put in our minds and bodies, and what we...
Mindfulness and Other People

Mindfulness and Other People

Mindfulness and other people has long been a topic of conversation. Even emperors offered thoughts on the topic:  “When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They...
Mindfulness and Nature

Mindfulness and Nature

Mindfulness and Nature The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty...