mindfulness

Omega: We seem to have an uneasy relationship with the body in Western culture. We are especially averse to pain, discomfort, and aging. How can we learn to be more at home in the body no matter our physical condition?

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Writing is a practice that requires both focus and imagination. Writers must paint details on the page that translate abstract ideas from their mind into readable stories and content.

Poet Robert Bly once said, “If we want to create art we...

What: Perhaps the most widely recognized type of meditation, breathing meditation utilizes your breath as the object of concentration.

Types: Various types of breathing meditation are practiced in Buddhism...

In its outward manifestation, meditation appears to involve either stopping, by parking the body in stillness that suspends activity, or giving oneself over to flowing movement. In either case, it is an embodiment of wise attention, an inward...

Lois: Your book, Polishing the Mirror, reminds us to live from our spiritual heart, which is a regular ongoing practice. What is the most important thing that you are learning as you continue to "polish" your own "mirror...

Deepening your connection to nature doesn't mean you need to find a remote patch of wilderness and spend weeks living off the land while sleeping in a lean-to.

It doesn't mean that you need to devote so much of your free time to being...

Omega: What first drew you to Omega and when was that?

David: I was always looking for deeper answers to life's questions. One day many years ago I was walking along Broadway in Manhattan when I saw a sign...

Once relegated to discussions in health food stores or New Age bookstores, today mindfulness is being talked about almost everywhere and by almost everyone.

Mindfulness—the practice of bringing nonjudgmental attention to the present moment...

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