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Posts Tagged "present moment"

As Ajahn Brahm would say…

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog Posts |

As Ajahn Brahm would say…

Ajahn Brahm asks: “Why can’t we let go of simple things like past and future? Why are we so concerned with what someone else did to us or said to us today? The more you think about it, the more stupid it is. You know the old saying, ‘When someone calls you an idiot, the more times you remember it, the more times they’ve called you an idiot!’ If you let it go immediately, you will never think about it again. They only called you an idiot at most once. It’s gone! It’s...

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Let go, Surrender, Open to, Welcome, Say Yes to Life !

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Blog Posts |

Let go, Surrender, Open to, Welcome, Say Yes to Life !

When I was a little girl I thought I could do anything, be anyone, that I possessed limitless, magical powers, and anything I could conjure or dream, could be mine. The doorway to any adventure I could devise seemed wide open, available, and welcoming me to step inside. My small limber body, bursting to overflowing with aliveness could take on any form needed. It could jump and run, bend and twist, mold and form into any shape necessary to fit into and fill any place I needed to go. I could...

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Beasts of Burden in Birth

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Beasts of Burden in Birth

It was the end of a long day of driving through traffic, running errands, and grocery shopping. Finally arriving home, hot, tired, and thinking about the phone calls I still needed to make, and the dinner I needed to cook, I began to gather packages to carry in the house. My trunk and back seat were both filled with bags, and I groaned at the thought of fifteen trips in and out in the heat, how long it would take to accomplish it all, and then putting it away too. Determined to get everything...

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Present Moment, Wonderful Moment

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Present Moment, Wonderful Moment

“The difference between misery and happiness depends on what we do with our attention.” Sharon Salzberg Making a conscious choice of where we will place our attention and awareness is as important in labor and birth, as it is in everyday life. During labor will you allow your attention to drift backward to past challenges, or create fearful, potential future scenarios, or will you remain anchored to your breath, mindfully aware of each present moment as it arises and passes? The conscious...

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Regarding Future Assurances of a Successful Birth

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Regarding Future Assurances of a Successful Birth

To insist on knowledge and assurance of a predictable, carefully planned and perfectly orchestrated future in order to feel safe, secure, and happy in the present, is to negate the very thing we desire. We have no such promise. The best we can do is to predict, guess at, or hope for a future that follows our best laid plans and dreams. The very nature of life is impermanence and change, unexpected things will always arise, and everything in life will evolve. Even that which we call “I” is not...

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