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JizoTherapy: Making Prioritizing a Priority

I know a group of people who are trying not to overwork, but rather to pace themselves.  They have some wonderful tools including a meditation on prioritizing.  Here’s what they have to say, “We decide which are the most important things to do first. Sometimes that may mean doing nothing. We strive to stay flexible [...]

By | 2013-01-30T12:51:47+00:00 January 30th, 2013|Meditation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

JizoTherapy, Taming the Monkey Mind with Compassion

I could never “successfully” meditate until finding my Jizo.  Maybe I was too young, maybe my ego could not surrender to the process (likely it really hasn’t even now but there has been some progress). What I have found is that the grounding aspect of Jizo, whose Sanskrit name – Ksitigarbha – means Earth Womb, [...]

By | 2013-01-18T07:34:45+00:00 January 18th, 2013|Meditation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

JizoTherapy: Reining in the Idea Horse with Gentle Hands

In all my years on the path, no one introduced me to the Idea Horse.  He is a close relative to the Monkey Mind, a term most American Buddhists and yogis are familiar with.  Both represent the racing thoughts, the distracted mind, the things people wish they could silence with meditation. The problem is, it [...]

By | 2013-01-10T13:30:59+00:00 January 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Meditating on The Monkey Mind and The Idea Horse

Say “Hello, monkey.” Whatever the chatter is — no matter how harsh, silly, irrelevant or distracting — you must learn how to handle the monkey mind: that endless chatter of fear, restlessness, distraction and other voices in our heads that Buddha described as monkeys clamoring for our attention. If you hate the monkey mind , [...]

By | 2013-01-06T22:49:05+00:00 January 6th, 2013|All, Meditation|0 Comments

Meditation Creates the Happiest Man in the World

A Tibetan monk has been declared the happiest man in the world by researchers at the University of Wisconsin.  He credits meditation for his happiness and is showing the world what his mind looks like. You can learn more about it here. Please explore.  Be curious.  Work your frontal lobe, your decision-making center. […]

By | 2012-11-23T13:23:11+00:00 November 23rd, 2012|Meditation|0 Comments

What Do You Want for Christmas? Mindfulness and JizoTherapy

People are already pressuring themselves with “What do you want for Christmas?”  Even people who don’t celebrate Christmas feel it.  The decorations went up before Halloween.  And can you hear those jingle bells revving up?  It can feel more like the Indianapolis 500 than peace and love. This year, when someone asks you what you [...]

By | 2012-11-17T10:20:55+00:00 November 17th, 2012|All, Holidays, Mindfulness|1 Comment