NEW YEAR MESSAGE

 
Wat Thai Temple, Sarnath, India

Wat Thai Temple, Sarnath, India

As we head into 2019, I encourage you to cultivate peace this year. (Or continue to do so!) Just as the lotus flower grows from the mud, the mud of our own mind can be transformed into peace. A teacher said a few years ago that the mind is like a beautiful quartz crystal, clear all the time. But so often our beautiful mind gets deluded by emotions. Cultivating peace is becoming aware of that process. It’s being aware of where your mind is at and consciously choosing to live harmoniously. There are many ways to cultivate peace whether it’s through a meditation or yoga practice, exercise or prayer, whatever feels right for you. If you have a practice already, strengthen it. If you don’t, try something new.

Posted by Kate Dutton on December 31, 2018.

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