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My Meditative Moments

Awakening

Daily Reflection - December 17th, 2017

A thought is empty without action. We must discern wisely on which thoughts we must act.

‘Resistance’

by meditative - December 17th, 2017

What holds us back? What keeps us ‘stuck’ from moving forward into a healthier, more peaceful place in our lives? What do we resist in our lives… and why? Is our resistance a function of our inability to simply accept life as it is… here & now? Can we not skillfully let go of our […]

‘Equanimity’

by meditative - December 16th, 2017

Equanimity is a mindset that’s evenly balanced- when we are fully engaged yet not indulged. Our awareness is grounded without judgment, opinion, or assumption. We are calm, composed, with relaxed alertness… simply experiencing & accepting the actuality of what is happening in the present moment with willful intent & abiding attention. It is this ‘middle […]

‘Resolution’

by meditative - December 11th, 2017

Mindfulness practice can help us turn up the resolution on things we openly, quietly, and objectively observe. It is this resolution that brings a greater clarity, sharpness, and precision of things as they are witnessed in our field of awareness.

Living Mindfully… A Kinder, Gentler Way

by meditative - December 10th, 2017

How does it feel to extend kindness to others… and to show genuine kindness to yourself? ‘Feeling felt’ is an embodied experience for me and for you. Kindness naturally softens the heart & calms the mind. It opens us up and conditions our mind to be more flexible and malleable. A kinder, gentler way is […]

‘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 […]