The Illusion of Separateness

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is famous for saying, “We are here to awaken to the illusion of our separateness.” What exactly does this mean? In my way of contemplating this teaching, I think of the following with Lissa Rankin which I received this morning: Dear Jerome, What if there is no “right” or “wrong?” […]

What is a Hero?

What is a hero? Do you really know? Is it someone strong and vibrant who goes off and slays your enemies and upholds your friends? Or is it a football quarterback who wins the Super Bows in the last second with his “hail Mary” throw? Christoper McDougall doesn’t think it is any of these.   […]

How to Navigate this Crazy World

These words of wisdom on how to navigate this crazy world came to me today from Dr. Lissa Rankin from her The Daily Flame email. I think that this is an important one to share, especially because we have been discussing deep listening and loving speech in our Mindfulness in Healing sangha for the past couple of […]

10 Songs to Comfort You during Times of Transition from Lissa Rankin

The following 10 songs to comfort you during times of transition from Lissa Rankin showed up in my email yesterday. I want to share with you what she said about each song verbatim. She did say, “Feel free to share the love if you liked this post.” So here goes… I have a Comfort playlist […]

The Power of Intuition

My friend told me a story the other night which demonstrates the power of intuition. I was completely blown away and I want to meet the chap that made such as stunning observation. The chap’s name, for the purposes of this demonstration, is Joe. Joe, now 37,  grew up in a family of six: an […]

Lissa Rankin on Impermanence

I just received this email from Lissa Rankin on impermanence. She talks about how resisting change as a cause for suffering. Resisting change is just like being hit with a second arrow, as the Buddha put it. He said that the first arrow is the one which causes an injury with its unavoidable pain and […]

Guided Meditation for Loving Kindness

This guided meditation for loving kindness was created by Michael Sealey and is quite good for learning how to give and receive loving kindness, compassion, happiness, abundance and healing and eliminating stress and anxiety. Michael begins with a soothing body scan that takes about 7 minutes. Then he asks us to bring into mind an […]

We Are So Loved

We are so loved by the Universe and the wonders of life that we have everything we need to be happy right now in this very present moment. Here, Lissa Rankin, MD, teaches us some more factors of unconditional love. “One of my friends is in the midst of a dark night of the soul, […]

How to Tap into Your Inner Pilot Light

If you have been following Lissa Rankin, MD and know how to tap into your inner pilot light, you can skip this article. It is based on an email I received from her last Thursday which contained 30 suggestions on how to tap into your inner pilot light. I’m just going to list them here […]

Teaching of Impermanence

This teaching of impermanence comes from the Daily Flame of Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of The Anatomy of a Calling: A Doctor’s Journey from the Head to the Heart and a Prescription for Finding Your Life’s Purpose. She doesn’t call it that, but the teaching of impermanence is just as effective. I remember that Reb […]

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