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My Meditative Moments

Archive for January, 2011

Awakening

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Mindfulness is a tool for improving our skill in discernment of emotional states and the bodily changes that accompany them as they arise. Peace, light & insight be with you.

Exercise- Attending Sounds

Monday, January 31st, 2011

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] This formal meditation exercise can be done either sitting or lying down. It will require 10-15 minutes to perform in a space where you will be free from outside interruptions. When ready, get comfortable and in your meditation posture. Take a few deep breaths to help connect your […]

Awakening

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

The triangle of mindful well-being is seeded in awareness, concentration, and compassion. Peace, light & insight be with you.

Awakening

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The “thinking self” is regarded as “mind”- and the “observing self” as “mindsight”. It is here in this open and empty space where we discover focus, attention, and awareness. We experience directly “where we are” and “what we are”- not a projection or image conveyed by our thought process. Peace, light & insight be with […]

Awakening

Friday, January 28th, 2011

To identify with our arisings is to fuse with their content- it is this process of “fusion” that often carries us down stream, and away from where we truly are. Peace, light & insight be with you.

Attending Mindfully

Friday, January 28th, 2011

My experience is what I agree to attend to. ~ William James In our practice, we cultivate our ability to pay attention- objectively, openly, compassionately, and precisely. With refinement, our attending skill strengthens our capacity for self-regulation- to monitor and modify the flow of thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations we experience. With a mindful way […]

Awakening

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The courage to see- the serenity to accept- and the wisdom to discern our delusion from our reality… this is the essence reflected from the core of our “true nature”. Peace, light & insight be with you.

Awakening

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Being fully present in the moment with whatever is arising affects our next step… from where we stand can empower our capacity for real change. Peace, light & insight be with you.

Awakening

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

True acceptance is letting go of the struggle- acknowledging and embracing things as they are- and immediately, intimately, and fully opening to the present reality. Peace, light & insight be with you.

Awakening

Monday, January 24th, 2011

If we are constantly carried away by our thoughts and/or feelings about internal and/or external arisings- “fused” with their content- it doesn’t leave much energy or attention to focus on things we truly value in our lives. Peace, light & insight be with you.