Becoming Aware 1:8 – Centering

…continued from Becoming Aware 1:7 – Just Sitting

Our intention on the Quiet Corner path is to free our inner voice and move toward spontaneity and creative expression. But first it is important to create some structure, which will help our […]

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The Power of Place

Physical Spaces
Certain places can have amazing power over us. Anyone would agree that the Grand Canyon is a perfect place to sit in rapt silence and soak up nature’s majesty. There are few places as grand as the canyon, but […]

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Walking Meditation

Buddha said of himself and his monks: “When we walk, we know we are walking.” This is a beautiful practice and one of the simplest and most immediately rewarding and instructive. It is both grounding and freeing. The benefits suit […]

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Mindful Zen Quotes for August


A wild goose
Passing the length of the sky
Casts a shadow
Into the cold water

The goose has no idea
Of leaving a trace,
The water no consciousness
Of the shadow sinking through.
Zen Phrase




The spring flowers, the autumn moon;
Summer breezes, winter snow.
If useless things do not […]

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Sour Cherry Pie with Pistachio Crumble

We were invited to a July 4th party this year in our new hometown of Germantown, NY, where we met some lovely people who live in the area. The hosts, Alex & David, are the ones who introduced us to […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Categories: Let's Eat|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Discovery 1:5 – Our Ordinariness

Our Ordinariness

…continued from 7 Steps to Loving What You Do – Discovery 1:4 – Follow the Leader

Do you compartmentalize your life? Do you have a work persona that is different from your leisure persona or the persona you bring to […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Expect Nothing|Tags: , , , |1 Comment