Walking With My Feet on the Ground

wo weeks ago, I went on my first walk.  I am 22 years old and I went on my first walk two weeks ago, that’s right.   It was the end of November, yet not a typical day for late November.  The sun was shining strong and it was warm...

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Practice Being Wrong

Does this work?.. Yes!                                                 ...Not any more..                                                                                                        Let’s try it this way!                             Now this way.  ...

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Giving Thanks

would like to say a few words of appreciation.   I am grateful for this community here at CML.  Today we woke up at our normal time to sit together.  We have a smaller community than usual today, as about half of the residents...

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Finding Balance

“Integrated meditation practice is like a healthy diet  which is indispensable for maintaining your vitality and resistance to disease.  Likewise, a balanced meditative practice in the course of a socially engaged way of life  heightens your psychological immune...

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What Is Meditation Anyway?

So what is meditation anyway ? It is a difficult word to throw around because it means so many different things in different contexts. Not only that, but the original meaning of the word is difficult to capture in English - sometimes creating false assumptions about...

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Changing to Discover an Appreciation for Life

The alarm in the kitchen has been going off for five minutes.  I have three dishes in the oven, two soups on the stove, and the salad hasn’t been made yet.  Half cut vegetables are sprawle d across the kitchen table.  If someone walked into the kitchen at this moment,...

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An Answer to All of the World’s Problems

 If anything here is in conflict with your own experience, please let me know via comments or email.  Some even say that it is your responsibility to speak up :). As a junior in high school, I applied to study abroad in Honduras.  On my application I wrote “I aim to...

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