What Does it Mean to Let Go?

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It’s a common piece of advice we hear from others or tell ourselves: “Let it go.” Whether it is a resentment, regret, person, possession, or experience, we find ourselves holding on to things long gone. We often know that letting go of something may be in our best interest, but we don’t exactly know how to actually do it. We push …

Eight Ways to Cultivate Metta

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Inspired by Elizabeth’s recent post, Eight Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Daily Life, I thought I would share some tips about cultivating metta in daily life. Metta is an important practice that has changed my relationships with others and myself, and it isn’t only cultivated in sitting meditation. We can cultivate metta with these simple methods of opening the heart. …

A Kinder Mind

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At the end of the four-hour exam I blinked at the computer screen. I was hungry, thirsty, and exhausted. The screen asked me if I wanted to continue to see my score. After six weeks of preparing for the GRE with tutoring, practice tests, and so many flash cards, yes of course I wanted to see my score. I closed …