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Category Archives: Mindfulness

Why “Focus on the Bright Side” Isn’t Helpful Advice

From the Editor: The following article appears on the https://tinybuddha.com website. It was written by Vironika Tugaleva.  It is a beautiful writing about an issue that many of us wrestle with – looking for the bright side when maybe we need to look at the dark side. About Vironika Tugaleva Like every human being, Vironika […]

Letting Go–It is Hard to Do!

Several weeks ago, my mother, who is in a nursing home, had a bad fall.  The first question is always, “How did that happen?”.  And the second question is, “How could that have been prevented?”  And then, you start to figure out what happened and worry the “why and how” over and over in your […]

A Happier You by Eckhart Tolle

The greatest goal you can set this year is to make peace with your life, no matter your circumstances. These 10 powerful insights from Eckhart Tolle will get you started. • Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom […]

The Strong Minded Snake (Determination gains Respect) from Buddha Teachings

Once upon a time there was a doctor who was an expert at treating snakebites. One day he was called for by the relatives of a man who had been bitten by a deadly poisonous snake. The doctor told them, “There are two ways of treating this snake bite. One is by giving medicine. The […]

The Angels at Work

Picture from shardolphin.com Chapter 1: The Angels at Work 1.1 The Angelic Mission In a moment of contemplation, visualize the heavens from Earth; then visualize Earth from the heavens. Who sees? How do they see? From Earth’s viewpoint, except for the sun, moon, and stars, heavenly light coming to Earth is invisible. From the viewpoint […]

Total Lunar Eclipse July 27th

The second total lunar eclipse of 2018 will be visible in large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. Totality will last for 103 minutes, making it the longest eclipse of the 21st century. (From https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2018-july-27) Alas, in Canada, we will not see the total lunar eclipse on July 27/28th.  We will, however, […]