Category Archives: Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration

  • Where are they ?

    Posted on July 10, 2017 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    “In one of the stars I shall be living In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the night sky.”  ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery, “The Little Prince” Where do you think people go when they leave their corporeal bodies […]

    Comments Off on Where are they ?
    Continue Reading...
  • Practice is Always the Path

    Posted on January 13, 2017 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

           It has been some time since I posted on here. The New Year has come and has the same promise as any other.  If we practice compassion it will give our lives more ease. If we practice meditation we will learn patience. If we practice generosity we will benefit two fold. The […]

    Comments Off on Practice is Always the Path
    Continue Reading...
  • Seeing Clearly

    Posted on June 10, 2016 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    I  went on retreat in Sedona last month, a beautiful setting for meditation, yoga and inspiration. This poem came out of an experience of noticing  the miracle of mindfulness, of paying attention to my experience of a difficult emotion arising and the change that occurred when I was able to move my attention. The sequence went something […]

    Comments Off on Seeing Clearly
    Continue Reading...
  • WELCOMING SPRING

    Posted on March 21, 2016 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    It is lovely outside my window on this first day of Spring. The trees and fence are draped in a 3 inch coating of snow ! When I teach, I often use weather as a metaphor for life.  We sometimes have to weather storms and droughts as we move through our days. Losses and disappointments […]

    Comments Off on WELCOMING SPRING
    Continue Reading...
  • TODAY’S THE DAY

    Posted on January 19, 2016 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    Today is the day I take a good  look at my practice. Teaching mindfulness challenges me to bring my practice out front to be viewed and experienced by participants. They come committed to changing their lives through learning the art of being present and open hearted, to hold themselves accountable as they journey toward  freedom from […]

    Comments Off on TODAY’S THE DAY
    Continue Reading...
  • Weathering Storms

    Posted on December 2, 2015 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    The rain is coming down in sheets outside my bedroom window. They call it a storm and yet, in the midst of it, I can find peace and ease if I narrow my focus to the sounds of  the rain and the wind. This is the kind of  learning that needs to take place to move us […]

    Comments Off on Weathering Storms
    Continue Reading...
  • How is Your Practice ?

    Posted on August 10, 2015 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

      With Summer waning so quickly my thoughts turn to the crispness of Fall with positive valence for now, while still wishing  that Summer could last. Do you  ever notice how, at times, the very same thought or image can cause very different feelings in the body and the heart ? This is important to observe if we […]

    Comments Off on How is Your Practice ?
    Continue Reading...
  • SNOW, a variation on a theme.

    Posted on February 11, 2015 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    Here is an easy practice that simply guides us into pausing, being present and opening up to what matters: S – Stop. T- Take a few deep breaths. O – Observe your experience (Body, Emotions, Thoughts). P – Proceed with the question: “What is most important for me to attend to right now.” and another […]

    Comments Off on SNOW, a variation on a theme.
    Continue Reading...
  • We have all we need.

    Posted on February 9, 2015 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    Reflecting on the seven day retreat I attended a couple of weeks ago, what comes to mind, and sticks the most, is a sense of understanding that what we need in order to be happy,  is always at our disposal. Looking inward, while sitting or walking mindfully and quietly, we can observe  the contents and landscape of our minds. […]

    Comments Off on We have all we need.
    Continue Reading...
  • January ~ catching up

    Posted on January 22, 2015 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

      Looking back at this page noting that I have not written anything since November. I don’t know why I only posted a photo, and no commentary on the International Symposium on Contemplative Science. It was a most stimulating conference and calming all at the same time. This feeling in the air was one of peace. Rooms  of […]

    Comments Off on January ~ catching up
    Continue Reading...
  • Posted on November 2, 2014 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    International Symposium on Contemplative Science ~ Marriot Copley~ Boston

    Comments Off on
    Continue Reading...
  • Prayer

    Posted on October 4, 2014 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    I wonder if the river ever despairs of its downward destiny                                        and harbors a secret desire to flow up. I wonder if Winter yearns to be Summer, or a flower wishes it could bloom out of […]

    Comments Off on Prayer
    Continue Reading...
  • The New Year

    Posted on September 27, 2014 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

      September has always been the mark of a new year for me. I was  on an academic calendar for much of my life, the Jewish New Year is marked and September just  happens to be the month of my birthday. So I cast stones into the sea this morning to represent my penance and my intention […]

    Comments Off on The New Year
    Continue Reading...
  • A New Day

    Posted on September 7, 2014 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    ” Treat yourself as if you already are enough. Walk as if you are enough. Eat as if you are enough. See, look, listen as if you are enough. Because it is true.” ~ Geneen Roth

    Comments Off on A New Day
    Continue Reading...
  • Launching the Site

    Posted on September 4, 2014 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    I am finally ready after many hours of working to make a web site that  truly reflects the  content and tone of  Mindfulness Programs. With the loving assistance of my dear cousin I can now launch The Path to Mindful Living’s new site. Thank you Jody ! I recently completed teaching a Mindful Self Compassion Program and the […]

    Comments Off on Launching the Site
    Continue Reading...
  • A New Look

    Posted on April 14, 2014 by Lauri Klein in Thoughts, Reflections & Inspiration.

    Spring is  a time of rebirth and renewal. I am getting ready to launch this new web site and anticipating sharing many thoughts  and reflections here. Visitors will be able to read news about mindfulness, poetry and even view pictures to inspire their practices. Even if you do not have a formal practice I hope […]

    Comments Off on A New Look
    Continue Reading...