Category Archives: meditation

The Joy of Healing

My eyes have this constant moistness as I say goodbye to so many who I have cared for and loved in some way. I am humbled to serve and grateful to receive… Most days being a doc drains you…but not … Continue reading

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Dragonfly and Symbolism

The dragonfly is an amazing creature. As a boy growing up in rural Alabama in the 1960’s I and my friends were avid insect collectors. Butterflies, like zebra swallowtails and giant swallowtails, and moths like Luna moths and Prometheus moths … Continue reading

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Dragonfly On My Shoulder

On the first day of the retreat, the universe tapped me on the shoulder. Walking meditation is a lot like yoga in that it is a way to connect mind and body. This is the first foundation of mindfulness. I … Continue reading

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Light at the End

“For, clearly, we will just have to gird ourselves for the difficult challenges ahead. There is, literally, a light at the end of the tunnel, but there is a tunnel, and we are well into it.” Al Gore, 2014

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Memory

Our memories are a main aspect of our identity. In the science fiction classic Blade Runner the replicant Rachel , and later Decker explore the limits of memory and the role that memory plays in our self identity. Just as … Continue reading

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Compassion Fatigue

An amazing aspect of our brain’s pain system is not just that it senses existential pain as well as physical pain, but also that this same system feels pain when we are confronted with another’s distress. We feel this in … Continue reading

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Emotion Felt in the Body

Emotion Felt in the Body.

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