West Broward Mindfulness Blog

Post with tips, resources, suggestions about mindfulness practice.

Free the Mind, Awaken the Heart…

Sep 17, 2018
"It’s not life that causes suffering, it’s our story about life—our interpretation—that causes so much distress." Pema Chodron The practice of Mindfulness helps us wake up out of our stories about life. As Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist Nun, tells us, it's not life/what is happening in life that creates suffering, it's our interpretation about it. This is great news! It means that we can help ourselves by being willing to be embodied, vulnerable, present and open hearted. We…
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Freedom Comes When We Shift Our Perspective…

Aug 15, 2018
Our planet is but a speck in the universe and within that speck, we are like a grain of sand. Yet, when we face challenges, it's as if we are the universe and everything else is a grain of sand. This is not to dismiss the reality that all of us face challenges; gain and loss, pleasure and pain, fame and shame, and praise and blame. This is what the Buddha called the 8 worldly winds. We…

The Healing Power of Noble Silence

Jan 26, 2018
Healing is always available... all you need to do is pause.... Pause...rest in the stillness of silence. Listen to the quiet... So still, empty...yet so full. The possibility to connect with this moment, this body, this breath, this heart. To sense the energy....awareness...compassion...to feel into this moment. Can you sense the vibrant aliveness that is here? Beyond thoughts, beliefs and stories there  is life. ​We live so much of our moments lost in thought. Lost in fantasy;…

Landlocked in Fur…Liberating the Mind and Heart

Sep 13, 2017
Stepping out of our limiting beliefs... Why do we sit in meditation practice? I believe we sit in order to see how the mind and heart gets contracted and trapped by the thoughts, beliefs and stories we use to make sense of and navigate life. We are so much more than our thoughts, so much more than this body or this heart. The practice of mindfulness helps us wake up out of the trance of the small…

Meeting Thoughts Wisely

Aug 27, 2017
DEAR YOU By Kaveri Patel Dear you, You who always have so many things to do so many places to be your mind spinning like fan blades at high speed each moment always a blur because you’re never still. I know you’re tired. I also know it’s not your fault. The constant brain-buzz is like a swarm of bees threatening to sting if you close your eyes. You’ve forgotten something again. You need to prepare for that…

Meeting Pain with Compassion…

Aug 21, 2017
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ― Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times Compassion is the hearts response to pain. Without it pain can be overwhelming. And it is also true that the…