When the bird and the book disagree believe the bird.

James W. Audubon

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

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

Between the stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response likes our growth and our freedom.

Viktor Frankl

Each of you is perfect the way you are … and you can use a little improvement.

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

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.

This meditation focuses on the awareness of breathing as an anchor for presence.