Finding Our Best Selves (in the age of 24hr news)

August 15, 2017By elisjamisonSpirituality

I’ve gotten really lost. Lost in the twenty-four hour news cycle. Lost in social media updates and arguments. Lost in utter despair because everyday seems like it is a battle for our very lives and/or the freedoms that we hold dear. I’ve lost my laughter (that used to come freely but now only in bits … Read More

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