Dina Proctor From the start, Dina’s life wasn’t so different from yours or mine. She spent her 20s running after the same things everyone is after; a good job that meant something, a loving relationship, a sense of purpose, a sense of stability. But the more she looked outside herself for her answers, the more […]
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Every year life seems to rush a little faster. It is as if the universe itself seems to speed up a bit, to spin a little faster each year. It is why it is so easy to feel like you are spinning out of control. Like a top, just one rotation away from toppling over. […]
12,000 – 50,000 – That is how many thoughts researchers estimate pass through your head in a day. That is how active your brain is, even if you do not meditate. The good thing is, they do not all need to be a part of your life. You see, your brain was not designed for […]
When I am asked by a student, “what is next?” I smile. For that answer is not found in yourself. It is found in everything and everybody around you. It is knowing that when you hit someone, you are also hitting yourself, a smack that you will carry with you for years to come. It is found not just in one bottom line of Profit, but in a triple bottom line that balances People, Planet and Profits for the future.
“What is next?” Next is using the stability and clarity that you have gained to develop your own wisdom and to share it with those around you. And by wisdom, I mean the wisdom of the heart and the mind. For it is in that wisdom that you will find your divine. Not within yourself, but in the connections you enjoy with the those around you and with all of existence.
Embrace your emotions Without feeling trapped in having to pursue them. That is the goal and the path to the calm you seek. Emotions are not the problem. It is how you deal with them that is. If you lose yourself to the emotions you feel, then they become your master. The next time you feel […]
When I search for more, I am, in reality, seeking less. Every time I hear someone saying they need “more” I am reminded that it is not more things they are looking for, but more authenticity. I am no different. The more I am looking for in life, the less that I am willing to settle for. […]
I met with a student last night who was overcome with the seemingly endless list of habits she was now noticing within herself. “My God, it never ends,” she exclaimed. “I almost wish I had never started to meditate. Now, I see all of these auto-responses that I am living my life by.” I smiled. […]