Featured Articles: 2012 Meditation Practice

December 31, 2012
Apple COO Tim Cook. Frank Lloyd Wright. Tolstoy. The Italian Futurists. What do all these folks have in common? They all set their intentions and wrote them down. Here’s a snippet from the colorful Italian Futurist Manifesto: 
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December 29, 2012
“We have been raised to fear…our deepest cravings. And the fear of our deepest cravings keeps them suspect, keeps us docile and loyal and obedient, and leads us to settle for…many facets of our own oppression.” – Audre Lourde
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December 29, 2012
I've been thinking about Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old man who shot his mother in her bed, killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school, then shot himself as police arrived at the scene.
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December 28, 2012
Make your New Year’s Resolution for 2013 to meditate every day! Ok, I admit, that’s too simple. If you… 1) …have a daily meditation practice, can you add one more session per day for 365 days?
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December 27, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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December 24, 2012
  I started this post last night, on Christmas Eve, sitting in bed nursing a stomach virus, armed with ginger ale and wonton soup. I didn’t want to write anything. Really, really didn’t. I knew it would be hard. I knew it would take a while. I...
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December 21, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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December 20, 2012
  After I booked a 12-day trip home for the holidays, a rarity after several years away, I heard my brother gasp through the phone, incredulous. “Are you crazy?” he asked. I hadn’t really thought of this as a death sentence, but then started to...
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December 18, 2012
I've often heard it said that you should write for “yourself,” not for others. In some ways, I agree. It’s hard to write freely and openly if you’re constantly worrying about what others will think of your work. (Remember what William Carlos...
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December 15, 2012
  It is almost impossible, no, it is impossible, to have any idea how to react to a tragedy as profound and senseless as the one that occurred today at an elementary school in Connecticut. It is impossible to grasp.
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December 15, 2012
"These neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”
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December 14, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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December 14, 2012
Oh sister, am I lazy! I didn’t get up early enough this morning. I didn’t finish all the work I said I was going to do. I left the dishes in the sink, and the laundry unwashed. I haven’t cleaned in weeks. I seem to have quit my meditation practice...
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December 14, 2012
While practicing meditation this morning, I was offered a moment free from the constant demands of my work, travel, and incessant mind-chatter -- the soundtrack of my recent weeks.
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December 13, 2012
We all have busy lives. Mine, this year, was the busiest it has ever been. In previous times (now thought of as “the leisure years”) I would marvel how anybody couldn’t find a few minutes a day for their practice. Surely, fifteen minutes, somewhere...
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December 10, 2012
  Earlier this week, a friend confided in me, but while he spoke, I was already trying to solve his problem for him in my mind. When he was done telling me his story, I began to offer advice. He seemed a bit hurt, and I realized I had not...
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December 9, 2012
For Buddhists, the Buddha is a model who provides inspiration. He walked the same path we walk and overcame many obstacles to attain enlightenment and free himself from the confusion that is samsara. The historical Buddha left the gourmet food...
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December 7, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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December 5, 2012
If you follow news on science and meditation on the Internet, you might believe that meditation is the new penicillin, a wonder drug that can create most of what ails you. Research studies show it has benefits for those who suffer from anxiety,...
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December 4, 2012
  I’ve gotten free of that ignorant fist that was pinching and  twisting my secret self.    The universe and the light of the stars come through me. —Rumi  
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December 4, 2012
Advice to William Carlos Williams from his dad, in response to a letter:   You’re quite wrong. What you have written is not “lousy” but extremely effective. Write, when you feel like it, and write freely, carelessly (if you know what I mean)...
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December 3, 2012
"The Mindful Activist" journal is an attempt to share what I experience as my Buddhist practice converges with my political and social interests.
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December 3, 2012
When we get too busy our awareness is compromised. When relatives come to visit, or I'm trying to catch an airplane, or I just have a million things to do, my mind doesn't feel like an ally. Suddenly keys disappear, sunglasses hide on top of my head...
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December 1, 2012
In developing mindfulness through meditation, we're advised to drop the storyline and simply be aware of what's happening in the moment. For instance, in this moment, I'm sitting in the largely empty newsroom of a daily newspaper. It's bit chilly...
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November 30, 2012
Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for...
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