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Try walking meditation

The unprecedented changes and uncertainty in the world day-by-day are making many of us nuts! Our emotions are like a roller-coaster, going up and then crashing down. We seem to be less balanced, or unable […]

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Balance relaxation with alertness

Relaxation is important. But too much makes us drowsy, dull, and lethargic. We need to balance relaxation with alertness. This magical balance can pervade everything we do. When we are awake, be fully awake! Balance […]

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Always come home

Always come home. When you feel out of balance, come home. When you feel balanced, come home. Come home to the present. Remember nothing is real. Everything we see, hear, think, and feel is not […]

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Being home

Come back home, again and again. Come back to the present and find your center. Find your balance. Balance your mind and balance your energies. This is your home. It is always with you, even […]

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The balance between alertness and relaxation

Deeply relax while staying alert. We tend to get caught up and swept away. We become too intense, or sometimes the opposite too complacent, and give up. The Japanese have this expression for giving up, […]

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When you are meditating

Balance is the key. Too much excitement and we are distracted and jittery. Too much relaxation and we are dull and sleepy. Bring this alertness – relaxation balance into all aspects of your life. Bring […]

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Be calm and balanced

The strength of our emotional patterns can be overwhelming. Given the right circumstances, that are not always obvious, the same patterns of anger, jealousy, pride, and attachment recur. They seem to come out of the […]

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Finding the right balance

Finding the right balance in our relationship with our ego is very important. We tend to undershoot or overshoot. Either we are in a funky mood and put ourself down, or we feel better than […]

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Balancing alertness and relaxation

Balancing alertness and relaxation is important in meditation. If the mind is too alert it can break like a too-tight guitar string, becoming easily distracted. If the mind is too relaxed, the sound of the […]

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The eight worldly concerns

When we are happy we get excited. When we are down we get sad. But why? Learning equanimity with the eight worldly concerns is important, at least to try. They are: reputation and disgrace; praise […]