Monthly Archives: May 2017

Riding the #PeaceRocks train

Riding the #PeaceRocks train
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on May 16, 2017

Alex Wilkins spreads PeaceRocks on the beach…

PeaceRocks are everywhere.

They dot the beaches, grocery store parking lots, and they are tucked into park shrubbery.

It’s a trend.  People locally and around the world are painting rocks with messages of peace and love and stashing them in public places so strangers can find them.

Zachari VanDyne, director of CasaShanti, recently hosted about 50 people for a rock painting gathering at the Fort Myers meditation center.

He explained the PeaceRocks movement is way to engage everyone in the practice of basic spiritual mindfulness.  As people search for the rocks, the signs of peace, they become more mindful and gentle with their footsteps. Continue reading

Rethinking television’s energy….

Rethinking television’s energy
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on May 9, 2017

During a recent sleepless night, I lunged for my drug of choice: Netflix.

At 2 a.m., I perused the streaming choices and clicked on Jurassic Park.  I saw it when it first opened in 1993, and it was undemanding.

This time, I didn’t sleep for the rest of the night because I was horrified.

To a yogi, the phrase “It’s just a movie” is a lie. Continue reading

Let curiosity flow: six steps to embrace the rut

Let curiosity flow: six steps to embrace the rut
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on May 2, 2017
 

Are you in a rut?

Are you stuck?  Are you running on the Hamster Wheel to Nowhere? Is your tire sinking in the mud-covered road?

Stay there.

A rut, or what I prefer to call “A Necessary Retreat from Activity,” is a perfect place to sit, protected and isolated, and to enrich yourself in preparation for your next move.  And you never know what that move could be.

For now, just go with the flow.

Begin a basic Sankalpa meditation.

A life full of activity is not a life filled with purpose. The rut indicates your actions haven’t been in alignment with your true nature and your dharma, so you need to drop out and tune in. Continue reading