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My Meditative Moments

Awakening

Daily Reflection - June 20th, 2017

Feelings of being separate, disconnected, or, worse, unsupported, can remove us from our inherent unity with others.

‘Observational Distance’

by meditative - June 19th, 2017

As best you can, try to simply notice your thoughts… and allow some ‘observational distance’ between yourself as the observer & what you are thinking. ‘Observational distance’ can reduce the likelihood of energizing and empowering our thoughts while revealing their often ‘empty’ nature. Many of our thoughts simply arise from our subconscious. They are the […]

Living Mindfully… ‘Perspective’

by meditative - April 11th, 2017

Awareness… awareness… awareness. It’s all in how we CHOOSE to see, perceive and relate to our own lives. Through self-awareness, we come to notice how we are… how we think… how we feel… our patterns of mind… and the habitual responses that follow. We live and breathe CHANGE. Like the world around us, our perspective- […]

Living Mindfully… ‘Appreciation’

by meditative - March 30th, 2017

It’s not what we would like or don’t have, but all that we do have… It’s taking pause in our day… every day… to be still and simply reflect on what’s GOOD and what’s RIGHT about our own lives. We are enough and we have enough in our lives to be genuinely happy & content. […]

Reducing Your Stress…

by meditative - March 28th, 2017

Here are some simple lifestyle changes that can help both to reduce stress and to increase your ability to cope with stress. Lifestyle changes to consider include: • Take ‘pause’ for self-awareness at regular intervals throughout your day. Notice what’s happening in your mind and in your body. Self-regulation arises from our ability to be […]

The ‘Seeds’ Within…

by meditative - March 27th, 2017

Perspective, Perspective, Perspective… It may be all in how we look- how we sense- how we perceive- and how we relate to what’s here & now. Unlike other animals, we have awareness of our mind that gives us the capacity to show- to know and to discern our way. Sensing, feeling, thinking, and ‘awarenessing’, we […]

Letting Go…

by meditative - March 25th, 2017

There is this awakening- this realization that real ‘freedom’ requires us to learn to accept… and to let go. It is with this realization that we come to observe ourselves and our minds lightly, with compassion and understanding that what we may come to think or to feel is impermanent- rather ’empty’ without the energy […]

‘Happiness Quotient’

by meditative - March 21st, 2017

Gratitude… the thankfulness for what we have in our lives… and a healthy & fulfilling antidote for our continual desires. By regularly practicing gratitude, we can raise our level of happiness. By focusing on what is good & right about our lives, we can diffuse the energy behind what may be remotely lacking or inadequate. […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Intentions’

by meditative - March 20th, 2017

Mindfulness is being purposefully aware of here & now. Intentional is a mind-set, a willful and determined way of responding and doing that may encompass behaviors, attitudes, thoughts, and feelings. To be intentional, it is our object (purpose) for being a certain way… for example, kind, patient, understanding, etc. It may be our intent (purpose) […]

± Events of Mind

by meditative - March 19th, 2017

Can our mindset affect our state of being? What happens to those thoughts and feelings we continuously reify? Are we what we seem to habitually think and feel? Can we compassionately separate ourselves from what we think and/or feel? Who is really thinking and feeling? Are these simply ‘events’ of mind and body manifesting as […]

‘Spiral of Life’

by meditative - March 17th, 2017

Historically, the basic graphic elements (i.e. ‘dot’ & ‘spiral’) for this image has appeared as far back as 24,000 years. From the Neolithic to the early Celtic tribal people, it may have represented a sign of the ‘cosmos’- associated with bright stars of the constellations, or even the sun. Symbolically, it has always been a source […]