a standing meditation

What am I wading for? What am I waiting for? What am I wading for? What am I waiting for? What am I wading for? What am I waiting for? Jump in! • • • ©2012, Jen Payne


There are some meditations that cooperate, and some that just won’t. There are some days I set foot into the woods and my thoughts slough away effortlessly. And there are days when the thoughts wrap around me like a boa, constricting my breath and my pace as I walk along the path. On days like... Continue Reading →

Being One With

I knew right away it was a magical day in the woods. The gorgeous 50-degree afternoon was accented by a bright blue sky and a soft breeze that sang through the trees. I saw a trail I'd never seen before, followed it to the edge of the pond and sat for a while. Sat. Quietly.... Continue Reading →

Chasing Thoughts

“What’s your cell phone number?” “I don’t have a cell phone.” “WHAT!?!?!” You’d think I just confessed to living on an alien planet. The truth is, I do have a cell phone. It’s a tiny, out-dated little Samsung flip-phone that lives at the bottom of my purse, and rings like an old-fashioned rotary phone (when... Continue Reading →

That Which Distracts Us

SUNDAY We are "talking" about enlightenment this morning. It is barely 10:00 a.m., and our talk evolves as pieces of thought shared in a comment field on her blog. "Are we, every one of us, capable of extraordinary beauty, and wisdom, and kindness—if only we realized it?" she asks. "Is that, perhaps, what enlightenment ultimately... Continue Reading →

With Eyes Cast Down

“In silence, oneness with everything is possible….” — Dale Carlson My mind was busy as I walked to the trail. It was one of those days. Should I go left? Should I go right? I am always indecisive when my mind is occupied otherwise. On this day, I went right—instead of left—and found my way... Continue Reading →

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