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Leann

Leann has written 22 posts for Brightness Inspired

Four Points of Self Soothing

Did you yearn for comfort and stability today? Have you soothed yourself today? Did you even think about it? We all have difficult times. When the structure in our world seems to be crumbling, self care is usually the first thing to go in a crisis or stressful situation. Our minds are churning so much, trying […]

Fish Gotta Swim, Birds Gotta Fly…

  So I was talking to a friend the other day who was exploring meditation for the first time. He mentioned his explorations to his mother who then launched into him about why does he want to be a Buddhist and give up all his worldly possessions. He was hurt by her assumption and tried […]

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She is Not of The Age

I was thinking the other day about creativity and why I seem to have lost it over time. In my cube at work I have a picture that my seven year old niece made for me at Easter.   She loves to draw, as most little girls do. She will draw a picture with anything […]

On Getting Good Grades

Spiritual longing is not on a grading scale. There is no cosmic teacher who only give you a 85% on how far you’ve come.  We don’t average the amount of time spent mediating by the amount of books you’ve read and retreats you’ve attended. There is no inventory to be kept for a spiritual education. […]

Finding Heaven and Earth Here and Now

Our minds crave structure. In our busy lives we sometimes stop and let our minds get a taste of peace. Our fears can be soothed, our mind can be reassured. Our thoughts can slow down and we can be still. Peace and quiet are refuges in our lives. Many religious and spiritual practices bring this […]

Cube Farm

On Cubes and Where Did you Keep Your Mind at Work Today?

So I work in an office. In a cubicle, lined up perfectly with other cubicles. Some people refer to this as a “cube farm”. I work in building with four floors, with the top three floors all having the same concept of being solid enough to hold up rows and rows and rows and rows […]

Go Find Your Sacred Stall

Go find your Sacred Stall. If this is your home, then it will be easy to chose where to sit. You can take a moment and catch up with yourself. Breathe. Stop. Stop pushing to do  anything other than what you’re doing right now. Feel your feet – do they hurt? Feel your legs – […]

Rush Hour of your Mind

There is nothing outside of us that can drop us into fear as quickly as our very own mind. The fear of losing a loved one, a house, a job, stability – those things could happen, yes. But are they happening right now, in this very moment? Other than a few moments in your life […]

Why did you get up today?

Do you want to know? No,  don’t mean with your head. I mean, do you feel why you’re in your own skin? Why did you get up today? Why were you allowed that gift?Do you feel in every cell, every breath, what you are doing?  Do you feel like to get the chance, every minute, […]

How and Why to Meditate (since I know you’re looking for this)

“Well you should meditate!” “Meditate on it!” “Well, you know you’d feel better if you just took time to meditate” Phrases like this get tossed out like clichés now. They make is sound like if you take 2 aspirin and some mediation then everything will be fine in the morning. Even Huffington Post has an […]

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