Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Step Twelve

November 20, 2018

The Twelfth Step says that having had a spiritual awakening, we try to carry this message to others. Our message is one of hope, love, comfort, health—a better way of…

It’s an opportunity

November 19, 2018

In order to develop a strong sense of the preciousness of human life, it must connect to one’s belief system. The belief system doesn’t need to be the Buddhist karmic…

Back to the Steps

November 18, 2018

Go back to the Steps. Go back to a Step. When we don’t know what to do next, when we feel confused, upset, distraught, at the end of our rope,…

Flex your wings

November 17, 2018

Walking in the hills of Southern California, I came across a high meadow bursting with the movement of hundreds of moths. I stood for a few moments and drank in…

We Can Trust Ourselves

November 16, 2018

For many of us, the issue is not whether we can trust another person again; it’s whether we can trust our own judgment again. “The last mistake I made almost…

Open the door

November 15, 2018

I was having lunch with a friend at a restaurant one day when he realized he had either misplaced his keys or locked them in his car. We had taken…

Letting Go of Self-Criticism

November 14, 2018

Look how far we’ve come! It’s good to focus on the task ahead, on what remains to be done. It’s important to stop and feel pleased about what we’ve accomplished…

Express your power gently

November 13, 2018

Express your power naturally and as gently as you can. When I started learning what it meant to take care of myself and to own my power, I talked loudly,…

Awareness

November 12, 2018

When we first become aware of a problem, a situation, or a feeling, we may react with anxiety or fear. There is no need to fear awareness. No need. Awareness…

Wait and See – Day 7

November 11, 2018

Oh, I see. There really is a plan. Prayer: Help me let go of urgency and fear. Teach me to be confident that things will work out, even when I…