June 2012 Newsletter

Hello, Everyone!

One of the greatest challenges of being human is learning to deal with our emotions and find balance from within.

Through Meditation, we learn to diffuse (and defuse) our emotions – not by suppressing them or ignoring them – but by learning how to harmonize and transform them. In this way, they can become an integral part of our spiritual and energetic practices.

In our Meditation practices, we seek and find the middle path — neither extreme joy nor extreme sorrow – which, in turn, will enable us to be at peace. By not investing too much energy into any one specific emotional state (positive or negative) we can learn how to become masters of our emotions rather than slaves to them. Meditation will help you become a master of objectivity, and less a victim of circumstance. By simplifying, by surrendering to the moment, by putting aside past prejudices, we can open our hearts and allow our actions to come from a place of balance and harmony. Whatever may have happened to you in the past can be changed – or at least altered – by our actions in the present. Stay balanced by keeping your practice going, and continuing to work with your emotions!


h3. Thoughts for the Day: “Not to have feelings is inhuman. To be carried away by feelings is foolish. Not to have desire is death. To be a slave to desire is to be lost” ~ Deng Ming Dao

“The secret of sagehood, which is also immortality, is acceptance ~ John Blofeld

“We can always learn much more by merely observing than by asking too many questions.”
~ The Buddha

h3. Lite Thoughts: Can atheists get insurance for acts of God? Even though we can’t have what we want, we ought to be thankful we don’t get what we deserve.

If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success?

Unknown – “Exhilaration: that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and before you realize what’s wrong with it. h3. Workshops: I will be doing a Breath Workshop on Saturday, May 26th, at Evergreen Yoga 1514 Overton Park Ave. Call 901-685-2462 to register. Breathworkshop on June 23rd , at Campus Meditation Center Call 901-685-2462 to register. h3. ‘Meditation Talks:’ Relieving Chronic Pain A public / panel discussion; everyone welcome Memphis Central Library 3030 Poplar Ave, Tuesday June 5th 6-8pm (See attached Flyer)

‘Why Meditate?’
I will be speaking about Why we have a practice meditation and its benefits at Whole Foods Poplar Ave on Thursday evening, June 7thth at 7pm.


Daniel Lamontagne
Memphis TN

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