That phrase could mean, "Why is this happening now?" Alternatively, it can connote, "Why focus on the Now?" As in the present moment discussed by Eckhart Tolle and many other mindfulness experts. Well, I'm going to touch on both of these phrases, and would you believe it—they are actually connected! When our brain goes to … Continue reading Why Now?
They say water, or any liquid for that matter, takes the form of the container it resides in. Thoughts are infinite. And if we think of thoughts like water, they can easily fill up our mind, and take the form of our mind. It’s no wonder we identify so much with them! Mindfulness meditation is … Continue reading Thoughts Fill the Container of Our Mind
I don’t care what your actual job is. Or if you even have one at all. We are all directors and managers. “Ok, Gila, now your really going off the deep end.” It’s not such a crazy idea. Let me explain. As I’ve been meditating each morning (even if for 7 minutes!) I have reacquainted … Continue reading We are All Managers/Directors
I remember first seeing Richard Carlson's book "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff..." and how he said he would wake up at 5:00 in the morning before the rest of his family so that he could relax, meditate, and just be with himself. I saw this about 10 years ago, way before I was married, and … Continue reading Filling Your Cup in the Morning
When I was in labor, when the pain medication wore off and I was still waiting for my epidural, I meditated as hard as I could. I focused on each moment as if my life depended on it, I geared up mentally to endure the pain that would come with each upcoming contraction. For those … Continue reading Mindfulness In These Times