What is a Mindfulness Break™?

If you have every worked for an employer, you probably had a lunch break. If you are a coffee drinker, you are accustomed to taking a coffee break. And if you are still addicted to smoking, you probably take a cigarette break once in a while at work. So, what if you could take a […]

How to Prepare for the Future

In these wonderful words of wisdom from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, we learn how to prepare for the future. When I first began writing these pages in 2012, several of the mentors I had would say, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!” This was a really hard one from me as […]

The Idea That Changed Nothing

Here is another Ted Talk by Dr. Daniel Gilbert on how to make bad decisions. It was based on the idea that changed nothing of Bernoulli (1738) that was supposed to change everything. His idea was that the expected value of our action is the product of the odds that an action will allow us to […]

Total Relaxation Is A Step towards Active Visualization

This total relaxation video is quite good for genuine relaxation. It involves tensing and releasing muscles in your body. Father Eli taught me that the stretching and relaxing all of the large muscle groups in the body is a good first step in achieving deep relaxation. In Active Visualization, we generally being with stretching and relaxing the […]

Guided Imagery For Deep Relaxation

This guided imagery for deep relaxation is from Sandi Anders. She has a great voice and the background music is very soothing. The whole process has only one frame in the video, so it is better to listen than to watch. It is best to use headphones. In fact, Sandi has us close our eyes […]

Universal Mind Guided Meditation

This video is from Kelly Howell on the Universal Mind Guided Meditation. We have presented several other guided meditations from Kelly Howell. See, for example: Kelly Howell Leads Deep Relaxation Guided Meditation For Healing Meditation Develops Certainty And Conviction Remember to first, find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for the next 35 […]

Guided Meditation for Manifesting Your Desires

This is the fifth video in our Lilou Mace series while I am in New York. I hope you like this series. This is a short guided meditation for manifesting your desires using the law of attraction. We begin in the usual way in a comfortable posture with our back straight. Breathing in and out, […]

Tapping Into Your Subconscious Mind

Tapping into your subconscious mind can be one of the most creative opportunities for you to get clarity about your goals and help you to overcome obstacles. Notice, I did not say, “…help you to solve problems.” Problems have a push-pull duality imposed on them by their very nature. Obstacles give you the opportunity to […]

Imagination Shapes Reality

My first Zen teacher was Dainin Katagiri Roshi in 1972 when I did a 7 day sesshin (an intense period of meditation) at the San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC). In the 80’s, when I regularly attended Monday night sitting practice, my teacher was Myogen Steve Stucky. At the  SFZC in Green Gulch Farm in Sausalito […]

3 Most Important Questions

In this video, Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley tells us about a meditation practice that will help us answer the 3 most important questions. Vishen talks about “ends goals” and “ends goals.” He says we get so obsessed with the means goals that we forget about the ends goals. We lose site of the passion, […]