West Broward Mindfulness Blog

Post with tips, resources, suggestions about mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness – An Invitation to Open to this Precious Life

Sep 19, 2019
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver Since practicing mindfulness, I'm more aware of my surrounding. I find myself focusing on and attuning to the natural world; experiencing the poignant beauty of life. I'm not talking about the aesthetically pleasing, although that can be inspiring, but more so the beauty that is seen in all of life. That to every living thing, there is birth, growth and death and…

Let it Be – Practice Being With…

Sep 06, 2019
“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that.The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” Pema Chodron The spiritual path leads us back to wholeness; to…

No Mud, No Lotus….

Aug 21, 2019
“The main affliction of our modern civilization is that we don’t know how to handle the suffering inside us and we try to cover it up with all kinds of consumption.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh, No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering The lotus is symbolic of awakening. It's what Thich Nhat Hanh talks about when he says we transform suffering to happiness. This may sound like an impossible task, yet it is what many of us…

Kindness as an Antidote to Fear

Jun 26, 2019
"Fearlessness also comes from benevolence and goodwill in the face of whatever oppresses you. You are afraid, but instead of fighting what faces you, you embrace it and accept it—you develop loving-kindness as a direct antidote to fear."  Sylvia Boorstein Calling on the power of kindness in the face of fear takes tremendous courage. It means we shift from automatically reacting in ways that intensify the fear towards responding to the fear in ways that help us…

Learning to stay…

Apr 29, 2019
“The great gift of a spiritual path is coming to trust that you can find a way to true refuge. You realize that you can start right where you are, in the midst of your life, and find peace in any circumstance. Even at those moments when the ground shakes terribly beneath you—when there’s a loss that will alter your life forever—you can still trust that you will find your way home. This is possible because you’ve…

The Two Wings of the Bird; Mindfulness and Self Compassion

Feb 21, 2019
"The two parts of genuine acceptance — seeing clearly and holding our experience with compassion —are as interdependent as the two wings of a great bird. Together, they enable us to fly and be free." It is said that mindfulness is like a bird; it needs two wings to fly. The two wings are clear seeing or wisdom and compassion. In our meditation circle, we spoke about this and why cultivating compassion is such an important part of the practice. It…