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Promise of Joy

[August 2023 – Dharma Center Mindfulness Tip] Our society holds the promise of joy out in front of us like a carrot on a stick. We’re told we can be happy when … when we finish our degree, when we land the high paying job, when we buy the house,…

Aligned Action

[June 2023 – Dharma Center Mindfulness Tip] Every year around this time, the air currents form coastal eddies which create a thick layer of fog stretching from the coast towards the foothills. We call it May Gray and June Gloom. On most days, the inland valleys will clear by the…

The Variable

[May 2023 – Dharma Center Mindfulness Tip] We always want to know what happens next. Our mind concludes that if we know what is next, we can control our life and circumstances. Or at least we can put ourselves in the right place at the right time to get what…

Gratitude Medicine

[April 2023 – Dharma Center Mindfulness Tip]  Gratitude is wonderful medicine. One should drink it daily when happy, and have an extra dose or three when not. But please do not debase gratitude with thoughts along the lines of: “you should feel grateful because someone else has it worse.” This…

Brain Clutch

[March 2023 – Dharma Center Mindfulness Tip]  Lately it’s felt like I’m grinding my gears. Not in my car; I switched to an automatic years ago. My brain was an automatic too, able to shift quickly from task to task with ease. Perhaps it’s that I have too many projects…