WHOLENESS IS ALWAYS WITHIN US: January 29, 2018

WEEK 5 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “Although mindfulness is highly touted, people may easily misunderstand it. First, they may mistakenly believe that to practice mindfulness means to think hard about something. In mindfulness we use the thinking power of the mind only to initiate the practice (‘Be aware of your posture today’) and to…

EACH MOMENT IS APPRECIATED, IN AND OF ITSELF: January 28, 2018

WEEK 4 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “[T]he effort to try to ‘get somewhere’ is so often the wrong kind of effort for catalyzing change or growth or healing, coming as it usually does from a rejection of present-moment reality without having a full awareness and understanding of that reality. . . . .” Jon Kabat-Zinn, …

EASY WAYS TO DEVELOP INTUITION WITH MEDITATION

Ann Logsdon, EdS, Guest Writer Waking Times  Developing intuition doesn’t require years of practice or complex meditative routines. These easy strategies tell how to improve intuition.  Developing intuition, according to most books on the topic, requires daily meditation, probably involves yoga, includes a vegan diet, and works best in a remote setting like Tibet.   People with jobs,…

EVERY EXPERIENCE WE HAVE IS SPECIAL: January 24, 2018

WEEK 4 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “[I]n the spirit of non-doing, we are not trying to achieve anything at all, nor attain any “special state” of being. We are simply attending to our experience of the body moment by moment as we bring awareness to . . . . In awareness, every moment and…

I EMBODY THE AWARENESS OF THIS MOMENT: January 23, 2018

WEEK 4 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “[B]efore we convince ourselves that our bodies are too this or too that, shouldn’t we get more in touch with how wonderful it is to have a body in the first place, no matter what it looks or feels like? The way to do this is to tune…

I WAS ONCE WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE: January 22, 2018

WEEK 4 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “It is amazing to me that we can be simultaneously completely preoccupied with the appearance of our own body and at the same time completely out of touch with it as well .  .  .  .   When we put energy into actually experiencing our body and we refuse…