Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.


O longing mind Dwell within the depths of your own pure nature. Do not seek your home elsewhere, Your naked awareness alone, O mind, Is the inexhaustible abundance for which you long so desperately.

Sri Ramakrishna

In an age of acceleration, nothing can be more exhilarating than going slow and in an age of distraction, nothing is so luxurious than paying attention, and in an age of constant movement nothing is so urgent as sitting still.

Pico Iyer
The Buddha taught

Do not pursue the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. The past no longer is. The future has not yet come. Looking deeply at life as it is in the very here and now, the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom. We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. …

Adapted from the BHADDEKARATTA SUTTA, translated by Thich Nhat Hanh

When the bird and the book disagree believe the bird.

James W. Audubon

This meditation guides us to feeling the hard ball of pain/grief/loss in the belly and leads us to practicing how to soften the abdomen and create space around the grief.