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by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow It’s the first week of autumn here. Days are getting shorter and nights longer. Leaves are changing color, and starting to fall. It’s the season of letting go. In meditation, we let go of our focus on...

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Nonattachment, the how of letting go

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow Spring is almost here! I found tiny yellow flowers in my garden, poking their heads through the snow 🙂 Today lets talk about nonattachment, an important mindfulness concept often misunderstood....

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awareness and love

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow Many people come to mindfulness and meditation seeking relief from anxiety. Long periods of sitting and staring at digital screens just make this problem worse. Technology takes you down a virtual...

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the fullness of being

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow “Gratitude is the best attitude” has become a cliché. Thrown around on social media, relentlessly quoted to build a brand, it sticks in our collective consciousness. Because it’s true. Like...

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The how of letting go

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow When it comes to meditation and mindfulness, learning how to let go of our emotions is just as important as letting go of our thoughts. Are you an empath, highly sensitive, emotional and intuitive? Do...

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the power of your ripple

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow Never underestimate the power of your ripple. The energy you carry creates an impact on you, and the world around you. It’s basic physics; drop a pebble in a quiet pond and watch the ripple move...

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the wisdom of equals

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow I’m writing this on the evening of the summer solstice here in Colorado. It’s been a beautiful day after a week of storms, peaceful and calm. I decided to write a little more about equanimity, the...

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Equanimity, the art of letting go

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow Lets talk about letting go. I got an email with a simple question last week; how do I let go? Letting go is not something that you do. It is non-doing. It isn’t an achievement, or even a goal. The...

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let’s talk about joy

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow Joy is a spontaneous quality that bubbles to the surface when we are present, and aware. Look closely at a young child; you can see it. A one-year-old, innocent and fresh, experiences pure joy...

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when did Zen become an adjective?

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow When did Zen become an adjective? Seriously, the word is everywhere. You can even get a Zen bathroom. Of course, Zen means meditation. And my own training as a Zen Sensei is an interesting story. It...

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