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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equanimity and balance

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow I never really liked the word equanimity. It seems like an awkward word, difficult to spell and pronounce. I preferred the word balance. Then I realized that equanimity means the wisdom of equality. A...

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who do you love?

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow This week is Valentine’s Day, a holiday about love. Before you can truly love another, you need to love your self. Have you heard this before? Like many clichés, it’s true 🙂 Learning to deeply and...

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the strength to love

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow I love this phrase, “strength to love”, by Martin Luther King Jr. I grew up in the 60’s, and remember his steadfast presence in the turbulent times of the civil rights movement. Last week was his...

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