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"Preparing Our Heart for the Holidays", with Tara Brach

I notice myself bracing before Christmas, and each year basically dreading the Holiday Season. Usually I'll try to stay busy teaching, complain to my husband about this and that, eat more chocolate that I usually do, and then feel very relieved when the season is over. Today I took the time to listen to this talk with Tara Brach, followed the guided meditation and journaled. It was powerful and transformative, giving me clues to understand myself and tools to prepare for when it comes (wait... it's already here!).


Take the time to listen to this. I enjoyed the warmth of a lovely and enigmatic cat called Lucy, who was following the meditation while resting on my lap this morning.



Lucy "Husky" Fernandez and I listening to the Talk



Watch the video "Preparing Our Hearts for the Holidays", with Tara Brach





This is the poem she recites during the talk, by Dorothy Hunt:




"Peace is this moment without judgment.

That is all. This moment in the Heart-space

where everything that is is welcome."




Read the full poem in Dorothy Hunt's Website dorothyhunt.org


Listen to this Talk in Tara Brach's Website tarabrach.com



The full poem:


Peace Is This Moment Without Judgment


​Do you think peace requires an end to war?

Or tigers eating only vegetables?

Does peace require an absence from

your boss, your spouse, yourself?...

Do you think peace will come some other place than here?

Some other time than Now?

In some other heart than yours?


Peace is this moment without judgment.

That is all. This moment in the Heart-space

where everything that is is welcome.

Peace is this moment without thinking

that it should be some other way,

that you should feel some other thing,

that your life should unfold according to your plans.


​Peace is this moment without judgment,

this moment in the Heart-space where

everything that is is welcome.


~ Dorothy Hunt


dorothyhunt.org




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