Dear Self, How Are You?

“If it’s not simple, it’s not the practice of mindfulness,” says Gil Fronsdal. And the simplest practice of being mindful, according to Fronsdal, is asking yourself a simple question: how are you? So I’m sitting here and realize that I’m agitated. How am I with being agitated? So you can fill in the blank. How …

Tranquility

Tranquility itself cannot be scheduled, but empty, quiet spaces can be reserved in ink. Such spaces ought to be defended, prioritized and guarded as vehemently as any commitment and obligation. Lest they be guarded, they will be lost; swallowed by the tyrannical magic of urgency. For the sum of the matter is this: there is …