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.


Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.


I would love to live like a river flows, Carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

A poem by John O’Donohue
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

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

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.