RSS Facebook RSS

My Meditative Moments

Awakening

Daily Reflection - June 20th, 2017

Feelings of being separate, disconnected, or, worse, unsupported, can remove us from our inherent unity with others.

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 […]

Mindfully Me, ‘A Moment of Silence’

by meditative - February 18th, 2017

Taking a minute or two for a ‘Moment of Silence’ can be a powerful and moving experience. Time itself seems to slow down as we take PAUSE from whatever we’re doing to simply be with ourselves in quiet and stillness. By being silent and inactive for a full minute or two can promote greater presence […]

Impermanence in Mind & Body…

by meditative - February 17th, 2017

It may seem simple to do, but we don’t always take ourselves- our mind or body lightly… Disconnected with ephemeral presence, we are often distracted and even disturbed by what goes on in our own mind & body. Can we simply let be and let go these ‘events’ of mind and body as they are […]

Being Non-Judgmental…

by meditative - February 15th, 2017

To ‘see’ things clearly in life, we need to adopt & cultivate an attitude that is open, objective and receptive. We need to learn to be more non-judgmental- and to be more understanding of things just as they are. When our orientation toward what we are experiencing is non-judgmental, we tend to open up ourselves […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Fear Buster’

by meditative - February 9th, 2017

To ‘connect & redirect’ can be an effective technique for diffusing our fearful moments. It takes courage to acknowledge & engage our fears, but this is the best way to develop confidence and to help rewire the neural circuitry that regulates our tendency for fearful reactions. Once we connect or acknowledge the fear, we then […]

Mindfully Me, ‘Urge Surfing’

by meditative - January 26th, 2017

Impulses or urges can be deeply conditioned tendencies toward certain actions- whether they are words or behaviors. Noticing our impulses especially before they carry us away into reflexive action can take real skill of attention, as well as forbearance not to give in to what often can be habitually unwholesome ‘traps’ with questionable consequences. Suppressing […]

‘Peace of Mind’

by meditative - January 24th, 2017

Let go of your troubles and allow yourself to be free. Acknowledge and accept things just as they are… as best you can. Try not to avoid or avert what is … while it is. The world is a very different place when our hearts are light and kind and our minds are open and […]