Tag: letting go

  • Stress Is Optional, Let It Be

    Stress Is Optional, Let It Be

    Modern life is full of pressure, frustration, and stress. Worrying about job security, being overworked, driving in rush-hour traffic, dealing with bills, arguing with our spouse — all create stress. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As we engage our meditation practice, moving our focus more intently into the present with each subsequent…

  • Letting Go Of What We Think

    Letting Go Of What We Think

    Sometimes when we sit down to meditate, all types of things come up. Thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, plans, great ideas, urgent agenda items, and on and on…. The practice of meditation is first about making room for these thoughts and sensations to come up. By watching the breath, we cultivate a steadiness of mind that…