• Forever Now

    Forever Now

    “Forever is composed of Nows” — Emily Dickinson

  • Hold Fast to the Present

    Hold Fast to the Present

    “Always hold fast to the present. every moment is the representative of a whole eternity.” — Goethe

  • Present Wellness

    Present Wellness

    “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” — Abraham Maslow

  • Breathing with Nature

    Breathing with Nature

    Four mindfulness practices based on Peace is Every Step, by Thích Nhất Hạnh. Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926-2022) was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who was instrumental in introducing mindfulness throughout the world through his books, talks, and retreats. For the @2:50 two-year anniversary, Natalie Hill from MIT Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life (ORSEL) joined […]

  • Yesterday and Tomorrow

    Yesterday and Tomorrow

    14 Mar. “There are two days in the year that we can not do anything – yesterday and tomorrow.” –Mahatma Gandhi Upon awakening where do our minds tend to journey? Guessing immediate thoughts of something in the past or something in the future are what come up. How do we transform the mind to allow […]

  • Uranus Discovered

    Uranus Discovered

    13 Mar 1781. English astronomer William Herschel observed the seventh planet from the Sun, Uranus—first described by him as “a curious either nebulous star or perhaps a comet” and named for the father of the god Saturn. Curiosity is oft observed on @2:50, even while we may not discover external planets, we may discover internal. […]

  • Truth Insistence

    Truth Insistence

    12 Mar 1930. The Salt March, also known as the Salt Satyagraha, was an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India led by Mahatma Gandhi. The twenty-four-day march lasted from 12 March 1930 to 6 April 1930 as a direct action campaign of tax resistance and nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly. Gandhi […]

  • @2:50 day of mindfulness

    @2:50 day of mindfulness

    11 March is hereby proclaimed as @2:50 day of mindfulness We’ve been quiet together for two years now, let’s celebrate. Here’s to many more.

  • Love Empowers

    Love Empowers

    “Love empowers us to live fully and die well. Death becomes, then, not an end to life but a part of living.”     –Bell Hooks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_hooks

  • Start Again

    Start Again

    9 Mar. Start again. This simple phrase can be a ready helper during mindful practice. It’s so easy to see the mind wander off. And it’s just as easy to remember, start again. This allows us to effortlessly and without judgment bring the attention back to whatever practice we were engaged in. We can use […]