My Guru, The Pita Bread!

1202, 2016

My Guru, The Pita Bread!

Finally, at the 3rd mindfulness class I took with Daniel, I decided to do the homework he had asked everyone, which was to do one thing we do routinely during the day, mindfully. That is to be with the experience of it and fully giving it our undivided attention.
For example, if we chose brushing our […]

1202, 2016

What about God? pt. 2

It’s amazing how the mind can be so cunning, baffling and powerful, isn’t it? However, I came more from my mind, and less form the heart in my views in the previous post.
Let me share a gift with you, from Thich Nhat Hanh. He says much the same thing, but there is no mind – […]

1202, 2016

The Mindful Child

The New ABCs of Mindful Learning
by Susan Kaiser Greenland
The techniques of mindful awareness have helped millions of adults reduce stress in their lives. Now, children—who are under more pressure than ever before—can learn to protect themselves with these well-established methods adapted for their ages. Based on a program researched by UCLA, The Mindful Child is […]

1202, 2016

Is Mindfulness Enough?

The question is it enough to read about Mindfulness to have it? Or is Mindfulness even enough?
Talking about mindfulness is a little like reading a label on a prescription bottle without taking the medicine, and expecting it to work anyway.
When therapists come to our workshops and classes on integrating mindfulness with psychotherapy, the most common […]

1202, 2016

On Music and Meditation

Mindfulness Provides the Harmony of Our Lives.
from “Wings to Awakening, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu:
“. . . we can say that the Dhamma — in terms of doctrine, practice, and attainment — derives from the fully explored implications of one observation: that it is possible to master a skill. This point is reflected not only in the […]

1202, 2016

Who We Are

Here is a draft of a beginning template that we can read at the beginning of each meditation group. Feel free to add and create, change and give feedback of what works and what doesn’t.
Mindful Valley is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience strength and hope with each other that we […]

1202, 2016

The Swing of the Moment

Hope you are doing well. I thought I share a moment of joy, peace and awareness that I experienced this morning as an example of what mindfulness might look and feel like as we practice our meditation.
This morning as I was doing a little gardening I noticed so many lives at the mercy of my […]

1202, 2016

Scratching Problems Away Like An Itch

Today, I spoke to my Mindfulness at Work students about a concept I’ve developed around the mindfulness of “Scratching Problems Away Like An Itch.” What is so important about an itch or scratching it? Well, many of us react to many aspects of our lives including our work in the same way we react to […]

1202, 2016

For Beginners (or, “What have I gotten myself into?”)

Have you had the thought yet, “What have I gotten myself into?”
Maybe you’ve had this one, “I can’t do this. Everyone else can but not me!”
You may know this one well, “What’s the use?”
Occasionally some of you may even think, “I’ve got this down. I’ll be enlightened by the third class!”
If any of these or […]