Darkness, a Dream and a Message from the Rainforest

Nightfall comes early in the Amazon rainforest to those of us who are accustomed to daylight savings time and extended daylight hours.  Light fades as the sun sinks below the canopy of trees and the darkness is absolute.  There is no glow from the lights of a city, traffic lights, street lights, or house lights.  A velvet blackness swallows shadows …

The Triggers In Your Environment

Last week I wrote about how easy it was to meditate in the temples and gardens of Bhutan and Nepal, and how challenging it was to maintain a practice at home with all the distractions and triggers.   Creating change in our behavior is difficult at best and nearly impossible if we aren’t aware of the environment and its impact. You …