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My Meditative Moments

Archive for June, 2010

Awakening

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

“Ipseity” is the “suchness” of an emerging self. Being and becoming is rooted in our impermanence.

Awakening

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Don’t turn away from what you truly are. We grow and develop from where we stand.

What is This?- Moments of Distress

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

The questions we ask help us to look deeply into our experience. The question- What is this?– cannot be answered by the thinking mind- the answer only comes from entering directly into the physical experience of the present moment. Ask yourself this question right now- even without distress- and it can be applied to whatever […]

Exercise- Infinite, Expansive Nature of Body

Monday, June 28th, 2010

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Adapted from “Boundless Healing”~ Tulku Thondup Preparation: This is a sitting meditation. You want to sit in a position that is stable and comfortable- allowing yourself to be physically at ease and mentally alert. Your spine should be more or less straight- holding your upper body erect as […]

Awakening

Monday, June 28th, 2010

We cannot care for what we cannot approach.

Relatedness & Mindfulness

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Parts of us may be broken, sick, or shattered yet we are still whole… Degree of connectedness- degree of association and kinship with self and others. What is our particular manner of connectedness? How does our relationship with one another- with our own being become defined? What isolates us from ourselves and from others? What […]

Awakening

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

When overwhelmed with sadness, simply place one hand over your heart, and one hand over your abdomen- breathe naturally and normally into your feelings. Cradle your sadness and observe how your feelings begin to transform even in the subtlest of ways as compassion opens your awareness for healing.

Awakening

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Our “mirror” circuitry can reflect and project a resonance of both illumination and darkness. Resonance builds and binds through collective attraction. The universe sees us as we are, but do we?

Awakening

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Can you open your inner world without trying to control it?

Uncertainty & Direct Experience

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Mindfulness is life’s direct connection to experience… Dwelling in the world of the unknown- filled with uncertainty and the looming presence of helplessness, the body contracts with swelling tension and restlessness- “calls to duty- to action”- as we move to avoid or distract the uncertainty. In our practice the act of doing nothing only seems […]