Category: Meditation Practice

Death Meditation Part Two: The Risk of Love

When I was in middle school I was obsessed with the One Last Wish book series by Lurlene McDaniel. With such dubious titles as Let Him Live, and Sixteen and Dying, they were basically romance novels except with terminal illness. Even at ten I…

Dancing in the Dark

Last week the Facebook algorithm asked me if I cared to remember this post from four years ago. Due to waking up too early in the morning I’ve started doing my practice in the dark, next to my bed. If you’ve never done yoga…

Death Meditation

“Anything that has a birth has a death, and I am no exception.” ~ The Book of Joy In Chapter 4 of the Rule, Benedict writes, “Day by day remind yourself that you are going to die.” Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the beginning…

It’s All About Me . . . Sort Of . . . Not Really

Every now and again I bump up against the notion that my spiritual practice should not be for or about me. I bristle at this idea because I have been taught that self-care is essential and comes first. How can I help others if…

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