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Love Letter Thursday 2.28.13

Pittsburgh, PA

I want to live in a world where everyone believes that each new day represents a completely new opportunity.  It really breaks my heart when I talk with my friends, family or students and they feel as though their future has been determined by the mistakes, adversity or experiences of their past.  I see so many of us feeling stuck and in the feeling place of lacking the velocity to bring ourselves out of a trajectory that has us on the wrong track, but we feel like we just aren’t the “type of person” that makes changes “like that” or perhaps we feel doomed to be just like ______________(fill in the blank with the name of some relative).  Sometimes, it is just so hard to see around the obstacles and challenges in our life.

I want you to feel powerful in the face of change and adversity.  

So, I’ve created, just for you, a sweet meditation practice where you take a little bit of time (an hour and fifteen minutes to be exact) to help you learn a practice that will ease any anxiety you are experiencing around change and obstacles in your life.   This practice, which can be done by everyone (no experience, flexibility, sense of inner peace required), is a combination of breathing, hand mudra (a yoga pose for your hands) and visualization.

Right now I want you to go to this private little space on my website, enter the password JEWEL and then follow the directions to RSVP for a meditation practice that will put you in touch with infinity.

It all begins right now (because this moment is the most important moment of all)!  See you on SUNDAY!

With all my love,


“When I was a Boy Scout, we played a game when new Scouts joined the troop. We lined up chairs in a pattern, creating an obstacle course through which the new Scouts, blindfolded, were supposed to maneuver. The Scoutmaster gave them a few moments to study the pattern before our adventure began. But as soon as the victims were blindfolded, the rest of us quietly removed the chairs. I think life is like this game. Perhaps we spend our lives avoiding obstacles we have created for ourselves and in reality exist only in our minds. We’re afraid to apply for that job, take violin lessons, learn a foreign language, call an old friend, write our Congressman – whatever it is that we would really like to do but don’t because of perceived obstacles. Don’t avoid any chairs until you run smack into one. And if you do, at least you’ll have a place to sit down.”

Pierce Vincent Eckhart

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