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My Meditative Moments


Daily Reflection - October 11th, 2016

It’s hard not to despair when our lives appear to be falling apart at the seams. However, what may be coming apart may be opening the way for a new and better beginning.

A•HA… ‘Mind Traps’

by meditative - October 11th, 2016

Once we bring our awareness to ‘mind traps’ like negative self-talk and ‘catastrophizing’ that tend to keep us immobilized from making a change in our lives, we’ve already stepped outside of them. We have taken the first step to transform what can be very limiting and distracting cycles of habitual thought… and we have awakened […]

The ‘Inside Job’ of Happiness

by meditative - October 4th, 2016

Happiness is a ‘seed’ we grow from within. It is something inherent to us all as human beings. To flourish, we have to learn to work with this ‘seed’ in order to cultivate genuine contentment, peace, and harmony. Self-awareness and self-reflection can help us to discover the abundance we already have within us, and free […]

The Power of ‘NOW’!

by meditative - October 3rd, 2016

We all have the inherent power to regulate our minds- our habitual loops of thoughts that often spawn and perpetuate from our negativity bias… Our thoughts need not predict our emotions, intentions, or behaviors. ‘NOW’ is as good as any time for things to change… and for us to change. Life can—AND DOES—change. Something that […]

A•HA… ‘Time Out’

by meditative - September 13th, 2016

Check in and check out for a ‘mental vacation’ throughout the day. See how regularly scheduled ‘time outs’ can help to bring more timelessness & mental stillness into your day. Feel the fullness of settling into the present moment as your attention shifts from a ‘thinking mind’ to a ‘breathing body’. Let peace, stillness & […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Gratitude’

by meditative - September 7th, 2016

Each morning when you awaken, try to remember to give gratitude for the day. Treat each day as if it were a gift. Open your heart and extend ‘thanks’ for other gifts in your life such as family, friends, home, food, etc. Just doing this every morning can help change your attitude about your day […]

‘Mind Matters’… Prefrontal Cortex & Stress

by meditative - September 5th, 2016

The prefrontal cortex, which sits directly behind the forehead, is our brain’s executive control center. It is the most recently evolved area of the brain that controls our concentration, planning, decision making, error monitoring, etc. It also serves to keep the deeper, more primitive (or primal) areas of the brain like the amygdala, striatum, hypothalamus, […]

Attending: A Day In Nature

by meditative - September 4th, 2016

Inspired by Mark Coleman’s “Seven Meditations for Connecting with Nature” Here is a simple “attending” practice to help you reconnect with your natural surroundings… Take a day to be alone in nature. Select a location where you are not likely to be interrupted by many people. You might divide the time of this practice between […]

10 Personal Commandments To Mindfulness

by meditative - September 4th, 2016

Here is a personal list of  ’10 Commandments’ that I aspire ‘to do & be’ in my everyday activities as a more mindful human being. These guiding precepts serve as a daily reminder for me to behave, act & live with greater mindfulness. This ‘Way’ of being is also a process reflecting what has been […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Shaping Your Brain’

by meditative - July 26th, 2016

Our brain is always changing with new experiences. By changing the way we pay attention- by shifting or focusing our attention- we are creating new experiences. With new experiences, our brain cells or neurons come to life and ‘fire’ with activation. This integrated activity of neural or brain cell ‘firing’ also leads to new neural […]

Creating Mental Space

by meditative - July 21st, 2016

Our minds are constantly engaged… thinking, planning, analyzing, ruminating, anticipating, reminiscing, etc. As the mind relentlessly runs our internal streams of thoughts, images & memories, our perspective reflexively seems to narrow and constrict. We feel ‘boxed’ in by the walls of an internal ‘dialogue’ that leaves little or no space for the unexpected or unanticipated […]