Reading peeps on the beach:)
The ordinary waking consciousness is a very useful and, on most occasions, an indispensable state of mind; but it is by no means the only form of consciousness, nor in all circumstances the best. Insofar as he transcends his ordinary self and his ordinary mode of awareness, the mystic is able to enlarge his vision, to look more deeply into the unfathomable miracle of existence.
~ Aldous Huxley
Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market
The Zen master discusses his advice for Google and other tech giants on being a force for good in the world
A very lucid perspective on the practice of mindfulness in the corporate world. This has become a thorny topic and for good reason. Historically, the relationship between sacred spiritual practices and capitalism is checkered at best, often ending badly for those involved.
Thich Nhat Hanh has a wider view on this debate and emphasizes the transformative power of mindfulness practices, even when the motivation of the practitioner may initially be self-serving.
My Okame cherry proves it.
Formerly my middle school drama teacher from back in the early 1980s, Karen Bralove Stilwell, is now teaching yoga to kids in need. She is one of those precious people who inspire kids to discover their limitless potential. I benefitted tremendously from knowing her as a self-conscious adolescent girl. By some magic she instilled in me and the other students a sense of possibility, personal dignity, and the courage to take risks outside of our comfort zone. Quite simply, she believed in us.
So thrilling to know that she is taking her magic and faith in kids to a Haitian orphanage. I look forward to following her journey! For more information click on the link Go Give Yoga and feel free to pass it on!
Spring? Please, pretty please?
Mom is 80 years old today, I sent these in celebration! They come from Little Acre Flowers, an environmentally and socially conscious floral designs business in Washington, D.C. She loves them and sent me this photo to share with the world.