Featured Articles and Journals: thinking

February 21, 2016
I am lying in bed, and I want to stay here. It's warm. I'm comfortable. I feel the weight of the comforter, the cat pressed against my leg. And yet I'm not happy. I think about people who greet the day with smiles. I am not one of them. I think...
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June 3, 2013
Anyone who has ever practiced mindfulness knows that there is something akin to a wild animal living inside each of us. We call that wild animal "mind." If you stop for just a minute, right now, and pay attention to what your mind is telling you, I...
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November 26, 2012
  Descartes had it wrong when he said “I think, therefore I am.”    Our thoughts are not what define us and make us who we are. They come and go like the wind and over time through practice we learn how they operate and how...
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September 9, 2011
Over the last few months, I’ve been repeating a mantra of sorts to myself. Almost daily some moment arises where I think to myself: “I am not my thoughts; I am not my feelings.”
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June 7, 2011
A battle royale rages in my headspace.  Good is fighting Bad.  And Bad is fighting back.  What’s a sober Buddhist practitioner to do with her conflicted self?  
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April 30, 2011
"The power of positive thinking" is a phrase that probably makes you cringe when you hear it. It sounds Pollyannaish and naïve -- like those well-meaning clichés one sees printed on motivational posters hanging in the waiting...
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April 2, 2011
That was the question posed, in large block lettering, on a flyer I used to see taped to streetlamp poles and phonebooths all around New York City, advertising some type of mind-control therapy. As a meditator I've frequently wrestled with an...
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by Lani
January 27, 2011
"Thinking is better than believing." Patrick Groneman sent this quote to me last week with the small commentary, "But what about believing in your thinking?"
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by Lani
December 16, 2010
From Vivian Diller in the Huffigton Post: Beauty is in the "I" of the beholder. Mirrors reflect an image that tells us superficially what we look like. Gaze at yourself and go beyond, past your reflection, and perceive who you are as a...
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