Enjoying life and suffering less

"Overcoming attachment does not mean becoming cold and indifferent. On the contrary, it means learning to have relaxed control over our mind through understanding the real causes of happiness and fulfillment, and this enables us to enjoy life…
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Sopris Sun - John Bruna's Book, The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life

C’dale-based Mindfulness teacher publishes first book By Barbara Dills Sopris Sun Correspondent Published in The Sopris Sun on July 21, 2016. Carbondale resident and former Tibetan Buddhist monk, John Bruna, is about to head out…
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John Bruna interviewed on KDNK

On July 14th, 2016, John Bruna was interviewed by Amy Hadden Marsh on KDNK about his new book, The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness.  The book is set to be released on August 9th and has received many wonderful reviews. The…

Gratitude

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero I'm not sure how one can even begin to measure the value of gratitude in our lives. When we are grateful, we are not discontent, angry,…

What are you paying attention to?

“Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.” José Ortega y Gasset What we're attending to in any given moment quite literally becomes our reality in that moment. We can only consciously experience that which we…

Helping others helps yourself

"By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves." Aung San Suu Kyi Today's inspiration has wisdom on multiple levels. On one level, our direct interactions with others inform us about ourselves. Everything that we know about ourselves,…

We are also the environment

"The environment is not limited to the trees, plants, water, sun, etc. We are also the environment. How we treat each other is the environment. Let us all do our part to make it, and each other, flourish." John Bruna We often focus on our…

Be who you are, where you are.

“Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” - Pema Chödrön How much of the time is our attention focused on somewhere we'd…

Choosing one thought over another

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” - William James In our busy lives we often forget that the real source of our stress is not the things on our to do list. It is how we think about…

Everything makes a difference

“Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference. It does.” William James We will never truly know how much impact our thoughts and actions have on ourselves and others. Even the most subtle interactions with others leave an imprint…