Inviting Mindfulness to the House of Consciousness

Think of our conscious mind as occupying a house. The ground floor living room is where we live consciously day to day, entertaining ourselves and friends. We like to be there. Think of the basement as our 'stored consciousness'...  a repository where we keep many unused things, including troublesome emotions from the past. Troublesome emotions [...]

Managing Strong Emotions

Managing our stream of strong emotions is like having charge of maintaining and channeling a powerful river. If we fail to look after the river by clearing away debris and removing obstacles to the natural flow of water, then over time there will be log jams, overflow of the riverbanks, and uncontrollable flooding that destroys or hurts [...]