The Wisdom is in the Practice

December 13, 2012By elisjamisonAbundance, anxiety, depression, ego, Epiphany, Fear, Goals, Gratitude, Grief, Happiness Project, meditate, Meditation, negative patterns, Peace, Practice, Spirituality, Success, Suffering, Transformation

–> How do you get to Carnegie hall?  Practice, Practice, Practice.  How do you find peace, happiness & joy?  Practice, Practice, Practice. The wisdom is in the practice.   Most of us pine for the day when we won’t be at the effect of the world: when we will float effortlessly, painlessly, peacefully, joyously through life.  … Read More

Finding my Father

October 12, 2010By elisjamisonBuddhism, Death, Dying, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mourning, Parkinson's Disease, Plum Village, Sangha, Spirituality, Thich Nhat Hanh 2 Comments

As I end the retreat and begin the second part of this journey, it is clear to me that this trip and this internal/external exploration has been about my relationship with my father: Letting go of my father and finding myself and finding my father and letting go of myself. Yesterday, I was listening to … Read More

Miracles within our reach

December 1, 2009By elisjamisonDeath, depression, Grief, Marianne Williamson, Meditation, miracle, Mourning, Peace, Prayer, Release, Spirituality, struggle

I’ve had a few really hard days. Difficult. Sad. Grief Stricken. I was really struggling: struggling with the holidays.  Struggling with my father’s death. Struggling with my anger and resentment. Struggling with my guilt because I had anger and resentment. I was depressed, sad and numb.  I felt really bad in every way.  The world, … Read More