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My Meditative Moments

Awakening

Daily Reflection - March 27th, 2017

The ‘mountain’ we build we must also climb. It is meant for us to explore, not to carry- to cross-over and not to linger.

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 […]

Mindfully Me, “Laughter”

by meditative - March 15th, 2017

Let laughter be part of your daily routine for self-care… A good, belly laugh can help to relieve physical tension and relax our muscles. It boosts our immune system by decreasing stress hormones (cortisol) & boosting infection-fighting antibodies. In the brain, laughter works to trigger ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitters called endorphins. As a result, laughter can help […]

30 Seconds: Mini Mindfulness Break

by meditative - March 10th, 2017

“I’M ALIVE!”

by meditative - February 26th, 2017

It’s so important not to take life or ourselves so seriously… or too personally. There’s always going to be bumps in the road. Failures, loss, uncertainties, disappointments, etc… are all part of the human experience- the ‘full catastrophe’ of life. What matters most is how we respond and relate to life’s events- and how we […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Mindfulness Muscle’

by meditative - February 25th, 2017

Our ‘mindfulness muscle’ is strengthened by the way we routinely use and direct our attention. It is an observing and abiding mind that objectively watches how we are as we are throughout our daily experiences… attentively noticing our automatic & habitual patterns with relaxed alertness, and gently redirecting our attention to the present moment as […]