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My Meditative Moments

Awakening

Daily Reflection - February 18th, 2017

The ‘light’ goes on when we notice the natural luminosity already present in our own minds. This light can be widely expansive or narrowly precise.

Mindfully Me, ‘A Moment of Silence’

by meditative - February 18th, 2017

Taking a minute or two for a ‘Moment of Silence’ can be a powerful and moving experience. Time itself seems to slow down as we take PAUSE from whatever we’re doing to simply be with ourselves in quiet and stillness. By being silent and inactive for a full minute or two can promote greater presence […]

Impermanence in Mind & Body…

by meditative - February 17th, 2017

It may seem simple to do, but we don’t always take ourselves- our mind or body lightly… Disconnected with ephemeral presence, we are often distracted and even disturbed by what goes on in our own mind & body. Can we simply let be and let go these ‘events’ of mind and body as they are […]

Being Non-Judgmental…

by meditative - February 15th, 2017

To ‘see’ things clearly in life, we need to adopt & cultivate an attitude that is open, objective and receptive. We need to learn to be more non-judgmental- and to be more understanding of things just as they are. When our orientation toward what we are experiencing is non-judgmental, we tend to open up ourselves […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Fear Buster’

by meditative - February 9th, 2017

To ‘connect & redirect’ can be an effective technique for diffusing our fearful moments. It takes courage to acknowledge & engage our fears, but this is the best way to develop confidence and to help rewire the neural circuitry that regulates our tendency for fearful reactions. Once we connect or acknowledge the fear, we then […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Urge Surfing’

by meditative - January 26th, 2017

Impulses or urges can be deeply conditioned tendencies toward certain actions- whether they are words or behaviors. Noticing our impulses especially before they carry us away into reflexive action can take real skill of attention, as well as forbearance not to give in to what often can be habitually unwholesome ‘traps’ with questionable consequences. Suppressing […]

‘Peace of Mind’

by meditative - January 24th, 2017

Let go of your troubles and allow yourself to be free. Acknowledge and accept things just as they are… as best you can. Try not to avoid or avert what is … while it is. The world is a very different place when our hearts are light and kind and our minds are open and […]

Realizing Our Human Condition…

by meditative - January 20th, 2017

We all share in what is often referred to as the ‘human condition’… our propensity to suffer in the fragility, imperfectness, and impermanence of our own being. As an antidote to this vulnerable condition, we all have the inner capacity for awareness, compassion & understanding. It is with these core elements of our being that […]

Mindfully Me, ‘A Bow to Life’

by meditative - January 19th, 2017

An Eastern tradition, a ‘bow’ to another is a sign of peace, respect & trust. A person bows to the other upon arriving & leaving. It is the equivalent of our handshake, with sincere & deep respect implied in the gesture. In bowing to another we also show our reverence for the ‘universal energy’ we […]

Our ‘Mental Radar’… Mindfulness

by meditative - January 18th, 2017

Mindfulness is like a ‘mental radar’… sensitively detecting changes that require our undivided attention even before they may become apparent in the field of our conscious awareness. The more we work with our inner capacity for awareness in stillness & calm, the more refined, focused, and precise it can become at noticing even the subtlest […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Curiosity’

by meditative - January 17th, 2017

The world we live in is one big ADVENTURE! It is always available for us to explore and to examine… and where there is interest… there is inquiry. Curiosity is our natural inclination to keep awareness wide open & “fresh” for discovering and for learning new things. It moves & motivates us even in difficult […]