Category Archives: Meditation

My Working Summer Staycation

What can you do when plans go awry? Accept what you cannot change; appreciate what you have, and make the best of it. I had the opportunity to put this into practice when I had to cancel my family vacation. … Continue reading

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Retreating to Mindfulness

If you were on the UBC campus a few weekends ago, you may have seen over a hundred people slowly streaming out of the Asian Centre eyes lowered and placing each step deliberately. This was not the early arrival of … Continue reading

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The Reality of Change

There is a stereotype that older people can’t keep up with change. Family members will laugh at the blinking display of the unset DVD player (or for the even less adaptable, VCR). And the older we get, the more quickly … Continue reading

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#36 The ABCs of Health and Happiness

The ABCs of Health and Happiness Davidicus Wong Accept responsibility for your own health. Be active. Create happiness for yourself and others. Don’t drink to excess. Eat a healthy diet. Follow your bliss. Greet each day with gratitude. Help yourself … Continue reading

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Wake up from the trance . . . of everyday life

What comes to mind when you hear the word, hypnosis? Many think that hypnosis is a dark and mysterious state of consciousness controlled by the hypnotist, but this is a myth. All hypnosis is actually self-hypnosis. In counselling and medical … Continue reading

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#7 The Three Gifts

Each morning before rising, I open my mind with a meditation of gratitude for the gifts of a new day. There are three gifts that we are each given: the gift of place, the gift of person and the gift … Continue reading

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Four Mind-Changers

Dr. Roger Walsh’s book, Essential Spirituality is filled with practical exercises from the world’s religions “to cultivate kindness, love, joy, peace, vision, wisdom and generosity.” One exercise to foster wisdom is to reflect on the four “mind-changers” fundamental to Tibetan … Continue reading

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