Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Who Knows Best?

October 18, 2017

Others do not know what’s best for us. We do not know what’s best for others. It is our job to determine what’s best for ourselves. “I know what you…

Learn to say how it feels

October 17, 2017

He no longer dreamed of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed…

Receiving

October 16, 2017

Here is an exercise: Today, let someone give to you. Let someone do something nice for you. Let someone give you a compliment or tell you something good about yourself.…

Easy Does It – Day 7

October 15, 2017

If we’ve prayed for knowledge of God’s Will for us and the power to carry that out, then relax. Trust that power. We don’t have to do it by force…

Easy Does It – Day 6

October 14, 2017

I watched a friend set up beach chairs and an umbrella. He was grunting, groaning, trying with all his might to accomplish a simple task. After he finished, he looked…

Easy Does It – Day 5

October 13, 2017

Don’t make it happen. Let it unfold. Action: Stop. Restrain yourself. Relax. Now try again—gently. Stop as often as you need to, whether it’s in a conversation, going through your…

Easy Does It – Day 4

October 12, 2017

Are you scared that if you don’t try harder it won’t get done? Do you struggle with the extremes of not trying at all and trying too hard? Inventory Focus:…

Easy Does It – Day 3

October 11, 2017

“Why does doing this have to be so hard?” I asked a friend one day. “It doesn’t,” he said. Challenge: Unquestionably, life can be tough and challenging at times. It…

Easy Does It – Day 2

October 10, 2017

It’s an old saying from Alcoholics Anonymous, and you may have seen it on the bumper sticker of a car: “Easy does it.” It’s also an ancient Buddhist value. And…

Easy Does It – Day 1

October 09, 2017

So, you surrendered. You let go. Now you’re ready to face a particular challenge. So you hunker down and garner all your forces. And you hit the wall again. “What’s…