Why People are acting like Animals and What We can Do to Act like Rational Human Beings

There is a simple explanation for why the world is crazy right now. The pandemic has increase everyone’s stress, and stress hormones shut down the prefrontal cortex. Stress hormones reduce our ability to think rationally, which causes us to act like animals. Conscious breathing is one approach to physically calm the nervous system, reduce stressContinue reading “Why People are acting like Animals and What We can Do to Act like Rational Human Beings”

A Path of Love

Love can be a path to transform our lives and change the world. Learn more in this homily given at Grace Good Shepherd Church / Abbey of the Redwoods on 9-26-21. You can watch the full service here: Sunday Worship Service 9-26-21 Sign up for the weekly Embracing Love Zoom meetings here: Embracing Love ZoomContinue reading “A Path of Love”

How to Love all the Crazies out There

One obvious obstacle to cultivating unconditional love for the world is the challenge of loving all the angry, screaming people out there, especially when they’re screaming something we disagree with. But love is still the answer. Watch the rest of the discussion from the Meditation Conversation on 8-12-21 More Mindful Living

Forget Detachment – All You Need is Love

The Buddhist idea of Detachment is so often misunderstood that the word itself has become problematic. Fortunately, we don’t need to understand detachment, all we need is Love. Watch the rest of the discussion in the Meditation Conversation on 8-12-21. More Mindful Living