“We not only have fast food, we have fast eating! Try slowing down to experience mindfully and taste your food.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding This exercise in meditation gave me a chance to slow down while eating my food. It taught me to pay attention to each bite of food, and I had… Continue reading Tastefully Delicious
“By creating mental spaciousness, you will realize that you have much more control over how you feel and think than you imagined.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding Recently, I had an emotional break-down. I realized that my pent-up anger and frustration was a way for my depression to find refuge in my mind. When… Continue reading Spacious Minds Have No Room for Depression
“The Buddha recommended dealing with anger through meditation in order to become calmer, more aware of emotions and more loving towards others.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding I have been angry, lately. It’s no surprise. I am raising teenagers and I’m losing control. People who know me know I like to control every aspect… Continue reading The Antidote to Anger
“Submit to the moment and feel a part of the cosmos, and everything and everyone in it.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding I was not into meditating when I sat outside to begin my star-gazing meditation. But, the cool night air was refreshing and enticing. Searching for peace and quiet, I had waited until… Continue reading Gazing at the Stars
“Parenting is the most difficult and important job on the planet. Try this meditation to help you visualize how to be a better parent.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding Shortly after my husband received custody of his daughters, I realized that I was going to be a full-time parent. This excited me and scared me… Continue reading Being the Best Parent That I Can Be
While teaching our daughters Buddhism and meditation we discovered a glitch along this journey; the bad thoughts that creep into our heads during our silence.
Children are amazing creatures. They learn quickly and adapt to their surroundings to create their own calm and peace. Their ability to see the world through innocent eyes is a lesson many adults could learn to incorporate in their daily living. However, children do grow up and become teenagers.