Meditation Retreat - December 2015

Worry is the interest on a debt not yet incurred Peace
"... if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen ..." - Joseph Campbell Genuine

I saw my thoughts, just suspended Aware of
Awareness itself
My loud rebellious child was shouting, "You can leave! You don't have to stay here!" And I stayed.Try dropping each thought quietly into a fire
* choose a Good experience
* bring it into consciousness
* enrich it
* hold and absorb it
at the center
of your being
- Laozi
The sky
Is a suspended blue ocean.
The stars are the fish
That swim.
- Hafiz
Vulnerability and Acceptance We have to find fun Transform fleeting experiences into lasting ones No Drama
"Going Inside" will either help let things go, or will amplify them so they become clearer Reclaim your breath We get so much from enduring and persevering together We're always hardest on ourselves
Always we hope
Someone else has the answer
Some other place will be better,
Some other time it will all turn out ...
- Laozi
The joy has burned out the pain ... as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do —
determined to save
the only life you could save
- Mary Oliver
Thank you

Be kind to your Self

Go in Peace

("Claim and Nourish Your Inner Source of Resilience and Wisdom" was the title of the mindfulness workshop that Patricia Long held on Sunday afternoon (2015-12-13); cf. Meditation Retreat (2014-01-28), Meditation - Sound, Music, Silence (2014-10-06), Mindfulness Workshop 2015 (2015-03-19), ...) - ^z - 2015-12-16