Tag Archives: Heart

Starting a Meditation Practice

A meditation practice will help you to focus your mind, open your heart and find insight.  I can personally recommend Shambhala Meditation offered in North America since the early 70’s.  Having discovered this in my *own practice I can attest to the value of exploring this in one’s life and recommend this style of meditation.  It will benefit an awaking communication and movement practice.

Examine for yourself how the tools of mindfulness and awareness can help you learn how to work with emotions when they arise, both on and off the meditation cushion.  Explore the concept of peaceful abiding that is the core of our being with this on-line introduction.  

Sit Like a Buddha Link

Sit Like a Buddha Link

*own practice – Renee Lindstrom, sat on the board of  a community Shambhala Meditation Centre in the mid-nineties,  while exploring a language for connection and movement awareness for inner connectiveness

Home is in the heart

Home is in the heart

All boundaries originate in the heart

All boundaries originate in the heart.

all lines drawn on maps
are first drawn in the heart.
separations occur deep inside of us.
Where do you and I draw the line?
The line makes strangers of us.
That is how we judge, separate, segregate.
That is how we grow apart, become isolated and lonely.
Nothing kills like the line through our heart.
At first the others die, but eventually so will we.
Disdain, disgust and hatred are expensive.
The new world requires of us
that we smooth out our hearts, 
so that they can be crossed
like rolling wheatfields of nourishment without fences,
that we transform our minds
into meadows on which everyone can gather
to celebrate everyone else,
that we ourselves become gardens of plenty for the hungry,
festivals of joy for the downtrodden,
and a refuge for those in need.
Refuse to become smallminded,
object to turning your heart into a pit of distrust,
refuse to be counted when once again the destroyers seek
whom they can count on their side.
It is time
to see the world as if from space, without boundaries,
because the time of empires and dominions is past.
It is time for the international adventure of love.
‘Ulrich Schaffer’

Shared by Friedel Kloke-Eibl – Star of Peace, a Sacred Dance Weekend – April 20th, in Victoria, B.C.