returning to the breath

There’s a lesson taught in every yoga class I’ve ever sat in: focus on the breath, inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth, and clear your mind. It’s really hard to do. But what I like about it is this: every instructor I’ve had will say, just as your mind begins to drift, that…

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mindfulness v. meditation

About a week ago, I began the intensive daily practice of driving slowly out of our driveway and maintaining a low RPM to allow a gradual increase in speed up until a certain hill on our road. It sounds like a weird thing to worry about, right? I’m doing this because I was recently enlightened…

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