Thank you for stopping by.

I hope you find the blog helpful.
It mainly contains quotes and reflections on  meditation practice but also contains some inputs from Psychology,  Spirituality and different Wisdom traditions.  In other words,  the various ways that can be used to try and understand what leads to the development of  happiness and a full life.  It was started  to offer support to those who have participated in mindfulness Courses  and who continue to practice meditation but now includes everyone who seek each day  to live in a more mindful manner.  It has a simple purpose – to encourage the ongoing development of more conscious and reflective living.




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  1. Karl, this is just beautiful, well done!! sincerely. I very much look forward to be nourished by your reflections once gone. They will be tremendously helpful.

  2. Dear Karl,

    I’m just registering for an 8 week MBSR course here through Penn. I’m going to blog about the experience taking the course and exploring mindfulness as a novice. I’ll look forward to reading your blog as an adjunct to the class!

    1. Hi Beth,

      Nice to hear from you and well done on your different sites. What a great idea. I am really looking forward to reading about your experiences and will follow you as you go through the weeks. It will be great to follow your reflections and experiences as you move through the Programme. Would you mind if I let others know about your blog?

      I would be very happy if anything on my blog helps during the 8 weeks. I will be teaching a new Course starting February 1st and some blog posts will reflect that, which may be at the same time as you.

      Thanks for being in contact.

      Karl

  3. I’m just learning this little trick… The thing is it’s not ver little. I recently wrote about my first mindfullness experience that worked… I’m reading as much as I can to learn about this.

  4. Very well done blog and excellent information. Carl you write with a flow and the sayings are wonderful. I think you explain mindfulness as well as I have seen.

    The benefits of this practice can be like a miracle for the Complex PTSD sufferers. Have you seen Rick Hanson’s book on the Buddha Brain where he takes monks and hooks then up to functional MRI brain scans to prove mindfulness works and very well.

    Loving kindness was the last piece of the practice tha solidifies our mindfulness. Keep up the great work

  5. Each New Year I pick one focus word to contemplate, reflect upon and seek out in my life throughout the next twelve months. Last year, I chose ‘mindfulness’. Needless to say 2010 was a year of much learning and growth, lol. (This year’s is ‘intention’.)
    Anyway, just wanted to thank you for posting such a lovely blog.

  6. Hi Karl,

    Lovely blog!! Just would like to inform you that I am nominating you for a Sunshine Award!

    Regards,
    Amrita

  7. I linked to your blog in a post on my blog today. You are inspiring and educational and I love your daily posts. It is a toss up as to whether I most love the words you write or the images you share. –Daylily

    1. Carl, I continue to feel exactly the same, a year and a half later. I moved onto a new blog but it’s the same journey. Your words resonate with me because I have the hardest time living in this moment. Your blog centers me. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

      Fern (aka Daylily)

  8. Mr. Duffy,

    I’m excited to announce that beginning January 1, 2013, I’ll be publishing a daily “mindfulness poem,” usually by a contemporary or recent poet, at my new website, http://www.ayearofbeinghere.com. This site would be a great resource for you and your audience.

    Anyone who would like a daily sip or slice of poetic encouragement to “be here now” can subscribe (for free) either by signing up to receive it via email (http://www.ayearofbeinghere.com) or by liking this project’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/mindfulnesspoetry).

    If you would like to include my website’s link on your own, please feel free.

    Remember, “A Year of Being Here” launches on January 1, 2013. Please take a moment right now to subscribe so that you don’t miss a single serving of these wonderful poems. They are soul food for the journey.

    Thank you.

    Deep peace,
    Phyllis Cole-Dai

  9. Hi Karl, I wish to say that I like your new blog theme! It is fresh and new-looking, and as always, you find many interesting quotes and excerpts to help us all to remember Be-Here-Now! with blessings for a beautiful Spring, Leigh

    1. Hi Leigh,

      Thank you for you feedback. Just wanted to make things a bit fresher, the posts a bit more distinctive, and to be a bit of support to those starting out, as well as faithful reading who are trying to practice each day. Thanks for your ongoing presence, Karl

  10. I am glad to have landed here. I look forward to reading more. I have done a lot of healing and am moving into being mindful and reflective. I like the feel of your blog-
    informative with some simplicity.

    1. Dear Laurie,
      It is nice to meet you and to read about your path over the past years and your lovely words. Coincidentally, your last post is from the patron saint of this part of France, St Francis de Sales, a wise and gentle guide. It is good to have companions on our journey, old and new.
      Karl

      1. I love coincidences.
        Thanks so much for the note and I look forward to reading more about mindfulness and meditation. It’s been an interesting winding path- but I like where it has brought me.

  11. I am grateful I was led to your blog today. The Feast of the Pentecost and finding you is the Holy Spirit’s gift. Following!

  12. Hi Karl,
    Thanks for all your daily quotes. They are consistently insightful and helpful. Choice gems along the path. I have subscribed to other such daily quotes but yours are of a particularly exquisite and refined nature.
    Very best,
    Bill

  13. WOW well I am glad I found this blog. Someone posted a link here from another blog and I am intrigued.. I also write a blog about healing .. I mostly write about my therapy sessions, but I write to connect with others who suffer from abuse like I did who are healing today. I will have to sit and read more of your blog today 🙂

  14. Hi Karl, I just want to thank you for all the great posts you have put here on WP this year, and to wish you a joyous Christmas and a new year ahead of peace and contentment.
    Hopefully we may meet up sometime for that coffee!

    Chris🎄

  15. Hi Karl,
    Stumbled upon your blog…
    Very interesting. I will devote more time to reading you whenever possible. I had a quick look around your Books pages and I am fascinated that many of them I’ve never heard of, hence I am curious to make new discoveries.

    May you be well in All.
    Tree Spirit, from London

    1. Hi there,

      I am glad if the books gave some food for thought. They are all worth a look in the area of mindfulness and meditation. I wish you all the best on your journey and hope you are surviving the wild weather in your part of the world, Karl

      1. Thank you Karl! I’m sorry for my late comment back, only some priorities have taken my online time aside. I’m based in London and indeed we had a pretty wild weather around Christmas and New Year, now is more subtle.
        All the best to you too. xx

  16. that sounds interesting. I read few posts and am looking forward to read more when I have time. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and experience with this, much appreciated. 🙂

  17. Hi Karl,
    we have recently launched meditationapps.com web-site which is specializing on content about mindfulness and meditation apps. We are working on adding new reviews each day. Would you like to exchange posts and links?
    Please let me know Guillermo

    1. Thanks Allen,

      It is nice to hear that and there are some very inspiring blogs in the list, so it is a really helpful resource as well as being something nice to hear on a Tuesday afternoon. It is nice to be part of that wide community

      Best wishes

      Karl

  18. Hi Karl: I look forward to seeing Mindful Balance in my e-mail every day………
    Please, can you tell me, who is Douglas Kennedy? (I love the bus/picture) association. Spot on!

    1. Hiya,
      Thank you for stopping by. Douglas kennedy is an author. Donald kennedy (today’s quote) was a scientist and president of Stanford University. Hope you enjoy the daily posts. Karl

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