EACH BREATH PROVIDES ME WITH NEW AWARENESS: January 8, 2018

WEEK 2 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “Mindfulness requires letting go of judgment, returning to an awareness of the breath and the body, and bringing your full attention to what is in you and around you.” Thich Nhat Hanh, from The Art of Communicating THIS IS A LISTENING BLOG LISTEN BY CLICKING HERE I breathe…

I BRING PEACE TO WORLD SUFFERING: January 7, 2018

WEEK ONE OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE LISTEN TO MEDITATION GUIDANCE BY CLICKING HERE Try to use the same space for meditation. Then you will fill that space with your meditation, and it will become a sacred space for calming, centering, breathing, being. In order to enable your practice, you may just want to rise…

ONCE I WAS BLIND, BUT NOW I SEE: January 6, 2018

WEEK ONE OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE LISTEN TO MEDITATION GUIDANCE BY CLICKING HERE With daily meditation, our daily activities flow with more synchronicity. Our concentration and focus sharpens. Our intuition improves. We begin to see things how they really are, without bias, prejudice or illusion. “Acknowledging our feelings without judging them or pushing them…

I AM CONNECTED WITH EVERYONE EVERYWHERE PRESENT: January 4, 2018

WEEK ONE OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE LISTEN TO MEDITATION GUIDANCE BY CLICKING HERE Meditation transforms us. It reduces doubt, judgment, tension, fear, and worry. Our daily activities flow with more synchronicity. Our concentration and focus sharpens. Our intuition improves. We begin to see things how they really are, without bias, prejudice or illusion. In the…

IN EACH BREATH, I AM AWARE: January 3, 2018

WEEK ONE OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE LISTEN TO MEDITATION GUIDANCE BY CLICKING HERE There is no wrong or right way to meditate. Every meditation experience is different. I will often use the same guidance because the guidance is not as important as what you are experiencing. In fact, this week, I will repeat the…

I EMBRACE THE PURE ENERGY OF NOW: January 2, 2018

WEEK ONE OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE LISTEN TO MEDITATION GUIDANCE BY CLICKING HERE You can vary your mindfulness exercises by choosing any of the meditations on this website. There are almost 2,000. You can also breathe on your own, in the silence, closing your eyes, and simply paying attention to the here and now,…

I GIVE THIS MOMENT TO MYSELF – January 1, 2018

 WEEK ONE OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE LISTEN TO MEDITATION GUIDANCE BY CLICKING HERE You can center in any meditation, at any time, in any place. There is no right or wrong way. The simplicity of mindfulness only requires that we start in the present moment, becoming aware of where we are right now, without judgment….

BREATHE IN THE JOY OF ALL THAT IS – GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE BLESSINGS THAT WE ARE: December 31, 2017

“The distinction between worldly and unworldly feelings— that is, feelings associated with sense objects and feelings associated with renunciation— opens up greater subtleties in our meditation and dramatically different ways of understanding pleasure and happiness. Almost every message we get throughout our lives is that happiness comes through enjoyable, pleasant sense experience.” Joseph Goldstein, from…

I AM THE GREATER THINGS THAT I MUST DO: December 30, 2017

Asking, “What is mindfulness?” is a bit like asking, “What is art?” or “What is love?” Fully plumbing the depths of mindfulness requires time and exploration. There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways. Joseph Goldstein, from Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to…

I CARRY NOTHING INTO THIS MOMENT: December 29, 2017

“Seeing the purpose of our actions and whether they are of benefit or not— rests on our understanding the ethical dimensions of mindfulness. This is the discernment of wholesome or unwholesome mind states and actions, which lead respectively to happiness or suffering.” Joseph Goldstein, from Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening CLICK HERE TO LISTEN…