Tag: meditation

What if Yoda Lost the Force?

You may wonder, what is to be gained from formal meditation or the practice of yoga? These practices are a sweet, little microcosm of our lives. The thoughts that arise, or maybe the discomfort in our limbs, are manageable experiences that mimic the sufferings or challenges in our daily lives.

My Deep, Dark Chocolate Layer

I often refer to meditation as my deep, dark chocolate layer. It’s the time when my ho-hum vanilla batter transforms into something delicious. It’s the time I discover what really matters to me. Meditative rest can empty our minds of mundane thoughts and allow clarity and compassion for ourselves and others to rise – much…