Featured Articles and Journals: sadness

November 16, 2015
This was what I felt needed to be said during a retreat I led this past weekend: 
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October 16, 2014
When I finally closed my eyes for bed, after working an eleven-hour day, putting my children to sleep, and caring for my dogs, my mind filled with an image of my daughter from earlier that morning.   Sitting on the dining room floor with her...
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July 28, 2014
"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."- The Coptic Guy
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February 14, 2014
When I sit down to meditate before a hectic brunch shift, I am doing something kind for myself. When I make contact with the cushion after a day of waiting tables, I am making space for myself to feel cared for. Meditation has helped me learn to...
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January 17, 2014
Mindfulness practice provides opportunity to watch my reactions and try to give space to my son as he shares a painful story.
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November 27, 2013
Every moment is so precious, and so painful.
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September 5, 2013
Witnessing my teacher lead a class while crying, I am inspired by the self-compassion and bravery she displays in opening to us and proving what it means to be human.
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November 12, 2012
My neighbor has a great big dog. It's a little smaller than a horse. You can't go outside with a dog like that without training it first. Otherwise, it'll just pull you down the street, terrifying every man, woman, and child along the way. Our minds...
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September 3, 2012
After about five years of meditating like my life depended on it, I hit a wall. For the past two months, getting my butt on the cushion has been a struggle and a constant internal negotiation process. Summer felt good. Life felt good. Samsara...
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January 30, 2012
I went on a few dates recently, and after each I spun a web of expectation and fantasy in my head.  One man was a psychologist, and I imagined (after two dates) that we would marry, and teach couples' workshops together, and live in Park Slope...
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September 26, 2011
  Jack Kornfield, in A Path With Heart: Many people come to spiritual practice hoping to skip over their sorrows and wounds, the difficult areas of their lives. They hope to rise above them and enter a spiritual realm full of divine...
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January 31, 2011
“Each of us must make his own path through life.  There are no self-help manuals, no easy answers.  The journey of life…is not brightly lit and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.”...
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