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Jizo Therapy: Avoiding assumptions with awareness

  I used to believe that whatever I believed was true.  I was very small when I first started thinking this way.  “I think it, therefore it is.”  This gave life meaning,  my meaning, which was the best kind.  Then, somewhere along the line, I slowly began to grow up and learn about presumptions, assumptions [...]

By | 2012-11-13T08:40:23+00:00 November 13th, 2012|All, Mindfulness|0 Comments

Jizo and November’s Birthstone

Happy Birthday to those who love the November born.  Their birthday is the topaz, considered the stone of the seeker.  Give the gift of a birthstone Jizo to your beloved November-baby.  Topaz is also considered the stone of Sagittarius, all the way into December!  Find him at www.jizoandchibi.com.  What could be better than a gift [...]

By | 2012-11-11T10:58:37+00:00 November 11th, 2012|All, Uncategorized|0 Comments

JizoTherapy for children: Overcoming tantrums with awareness

I listen to people.  Often, they tell me they are anxious, afraid of the unknown.  And many don’t even know that they are anxious — just “uncomfortable” and looking for ways to get out of the discomfort. Kids get anxious, too.  And when they do, they usually don’t talk about it.  Instead, they rev up [...]

By | 2012-10-16T08:00:50+00:00 October 16th, 2012|All, Mindfulness|0 Comments

In Jizo’s safekeeping: Starting your day with meditation

Jizo Bodhisattva has many names. The original was Sanskrit:  Ksitigarbha.  It’s translation to English is roughly Earth Womb or Earth Treasury.  As the Bodhisattva who promised Buddha he would remain on the earth until everyone was finished suffering, his role is like that of Mother Earth.  The earth holds each plant, each seedling and each [...]

By | 2012-10-02T09:00:57+00:00 October 2nd, 2012|All, Buddhism, Emotional Self, Meditation|0 Comments

Finding Calm in a Noisy World

I don’t like noise.  That is putting it mildly.  So is saying I’m sensitive to noise.  I’ve been this way my entire life. So I went looking for a solution. In my meditation, I am encouraged to welcome my anger toward noise, note it and breathe it out.  That hasn’t helped.  I’ve tried it hundreds [...]