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Taking your mind for a walk

   Our dog Mosley is “spirited”. Taking him on a walk when he was a puppy was an ordeal. He would pull at the leash, stop suddenly, veer off course constantly, sniff everything he came upon, get agitated if we came across any other dogs, and totally freak out if he saw a cat anywhere. […]

A well-disciplined mind

From Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana Now, here is an audacious goal – possessing a mind that is not just sharp and strong, but actually disciplined. Well-disciplined. Takes training, just as a physical discipline does.

Merry freaking Christmas!

One Thanksgiving morning years ago when our oldest child was a newborn, my wife and I were struggling to get our act together and get out the door for a drive across the state to a family gathering. We were late. Really late. And figuring out how to get things done with a baby in […]

Blue sky every day

I have been following Andy Puddicombe’s Headspace meditation program for two weeks now, and I can see how beneficial this practice is. Andy regular refers to meditation as “training the mind”, and I’m getting that sense of it, of training and practice and skill development, from just my two week habit. I have already found […]