One of the longest days of my life, at least it felt painfully long, was the October 15, 2006 earthquake. Power was out on Oahu for most of the day. Lack of power meant lack of entertainment, luckily my cellphone still worked for calls. I remember thinking how slow the day was going; it reminded … Continue reading Feeling Helpless or Bored?
While it is true that all humans are basically the same with different strengths and weaknesses, it can also seem true that people with seemingly less intelligence, creativity or talent can’t be successful or happy. Such reasons are quickly disqualified when we learn about a person like Naoki Higashida, a severely autistic boy who wrote … Continue reading You Ain’t Broke
I used to look for a stress free life, a life without worries or problems, yeah that was the dream. A dream. It was only when I awoke to the truth that the solution to stress, worry, and problems wasn’t to get rid of them, but to become calm and at peace in their presence, … Continue reading Keep Calm and Carry On
First Stage 1. Recall a memory that brings a warm feeling to your heart, it can even be from a song or a movie. 2. With or without keeping the memory in mind hold the warmth in your heart as if caring for the flame of a match strike, tenderly and not like Chris Tucker’s … Continue reading Warm Heart Meditation
Calmness, relief from stress, lowered blood pressure, healing depression, reduced anxiety, improved posture are some of the benefits of meditation. There are meditations based on visualizations, others are based on sound, observing the breath or the rise and fall of the belly or the sensation of air entering and exiting the nostrils. The word meditation … Continue reading Meditation: An Introduction