Tag: freedom

Mindful Monday: How does it feel to be free?

Mindful Monday: How does it feel to be free?

awareness, Buddhism, Freedom, mindfulness
On Feeling Invisible "Because quite a few of us are feeling this way: "Q: I'm feeling more invisible these days. I don't know if it's a function of being 40 and a woman in this culture, if it's a function of race, or if I'm just feeling more invisible because my kids are getting older and they're gone more. "Sometimes the invisibility feels good. I can do as I please and no one knows where I am. Other days, the invisibility feels lonely. Then I talk too much to the Trader Joe's cashier. "Have you had this feeling? "A: Of course I've had that feeling. It is the feeling of freedom. It signals a transition in our life. No longer is our self-image tied up in the attention paid to us by others. I can attest that you are in fact visible even though no one wants anything from you. ...
Daily Practice 2017.07.28 – Religious Freedom

Daily Practice 2017.07.28 – Religious Freedom

Word  I am continuing to share curated items. Today, I bring a Facebook post from friend, Eric Atcheson. He gave me permission to republish it here. He is from Kansas and his father is an appellate court judge. Eric is also a pastor in Washington. Brownback was nominated our "Religious Freedom Ambassador." This position advocates for international religious freedom. You got that right. The dude who is trying to make everyone Christian is now in charge of international religious freedom. I'll get out of the way and let Eric tell it. You can find Eric at his blog: http://revericatcheson.blogspot.com/ ... I held my fire on Governor Brownback being appointed to Religious Freedom Ambassador to Hogwarts because the Gold Cup final was about to start and I didn't think the world needed my t
Mindful Monday: Recognizing a crucial difference

Mindful Monday: Recognizing a crucial difference

Buddhism, Freedom, mindfulness
"The difference between being in bondage and being liberated is the difference between thinking and recognizing thought as thought." --Stephen Levine   What are you noticing about freedom from the tyranny of thinking? ... for Mindful Monday   Source: Levine, Stephen. A Gradual Awakening. New York: Anchor Books. 1979, p. 25. Photo credit: "Flying," Alessandro Caproni, 2015.