Category Archives: Mindfulness

Overcoming Fear

by Thich Nhat Hanh The Buddha taught that everything is impermanent; that nothing is an absolute entity that remains the same. When we keep that insight in mind, we can see more deeply into the nature of reality, and we … Continue reading

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Signals Even GPS Cannot Detect

by Aylie Baker Returning to the US was always hard for me, in part because I began to notice how GPS technology was eroding what was left of our wayfinding capabilities. In the spring of 2013, I flew from Palau … Continue reading

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Renewability Makes Something Valuable

by Martin Prechtel In the village, people used to build their houses out of traditional materials, using no iron or lumber or nails, but the houses were magnificent. Many were sewn together out of bark and fiber. Like the house of the … Continue reading

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El truco está en seguir viendo / The Trick is to Keep Seeing

por Pema Chödrön [English below] (La palabra tibetana shenpa) se suele traducir como “apego”, pero una traducción más descriptiva podría ser “enganchado”. Cuando shenpa nos engancha, es probable que nos atasquemos. Podríamos decir shenpa “ese sentimiento pegajoso”. Es una experiencia del … Continue reading

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When You Love

by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross In one of her books, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross shared a poem written by one of her patients, Richard Allen, about the meaning of life. She wrote of Allen’s poem: “Here he summed up not his own life but, … Continue reading

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La ciudad con sólo un árbol / The City with Only One tree

por Thich Nhat Hanh [English below] Imagine una ciudad que solo le queda un árbol. Las personas que viven en esta ciudad tienen enfermedades mentales porque se han alejado mucho de la naturaleza. Finalmente, un médico que vive en la … Continue reading

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Arcoíris / Rainbow

Por Matthieu Ricard [English below] Un arcoíris se forma por el juego de un rayo de sol que cae sobre una nube de lluvia: aparece, visible pero impalpable. Y en cuanto uno de esos factores deja de actuar, el fenómeno desaparece. … Continue reading

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La vida espiritual comienza en el corazón / Spiritual Life Begins Within the Heart

por Joan Chittister [English below] La verdad es que pasamos nuestras vidas en la centrifugadora de la paradoja. Lo que parece ciertamente verdadero por un lado, parece igual de falso por otro. La vida está hecha de incongruencias: la vida … Continue reading

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Lo que ves es lo que tienes/ What You See Is What You Get

por Annie Dillard [English below] Cuando tenía seis o siete años y vivía en Pittsburgh, solía tomar un precioso centavo y esconderlo para que alguien más lo encontrara. Fue una compulsión curiosa; lamentablemente, nunca me ha motivado el hacer lo … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem / Aprovecha el día / Seize the Day

by Walt Whitman [English version below] No dejes que termine el día sin haber crecido un poco, sin haber sido feliz, sin haber alimentado tus sueños. No te dejes vencer por el desaliento. No permitas que nadie te quite el … Continue reading

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