‘The Buddha is crying in the next room.’ - Susan Stiffelman There is a saying, ‘when the student is ready, the teacher appears.’ My 2-month old baby boy, is my greatest mindfulness teacher. Even though I have had a mindfulness practice for years, the experience of being a new parent has taken the practice to a much a deeper level. I am not only relearning old lessons anew, but I am learning these lessons in different and more subtle . . .
I just returned from a trip to New Zealand, where my husband Anthony and I visited family and friends. During the trip, we also saved time for a 3 day baby-moon at a lovely cabin on the beach. Without the usual distractions or an impending to-do list - we were able to simply ‘be with each other’ enjoying walks on the beach and board games. The best part of this experience was that I was able cultivate a deeper presence. I often catch . . .