his Meditation is from Gautama’s Anāpānasati Sutta great mindfulness of breath meditation. It is a staple of mindfulness meditations and one I have practiced frequently over these many years. It is simple to get the hang of and is a meditation that can be done every day for 10, 20, 30, or more minutes a day.
So go take a walk. Pay attention to your steps. When you get distracted, (yes every time!) Bring yourself back to the activity with a smile and an abundance of kindness.
It is amazing to me how much time and effort we will invest in making ourselves miserable with our own thoughts and when it comes to entering a task that will affect the way you feel for the better we say we have no time. The problem is that we are addicted to letting our minds run meanly though our lives with out any compassion for ourselves. Why do we treat ourselves so poorly? It is an old question but here is one of the ways we can cultivate a different path.
Every once in awhile it is good to shake up the meditation routine. This week’s experimentation is with a few musical meditations. I am devoting an hour… Read more “Music Meditation #1 and #2”
Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy: Why lov’st thou that which thou receiv’st not gladly, Or… Read more “Joy Delights In Joy”
All too often in life, we confront the world with our hands and minds full of stuff. We have any number of things that can distract us… Read more “Creating Space for Transformation”
One thing we all have in common, no matter our education, our financial status, our marital status, the color of our skin, our heritage, or our age… Read more “A Simple Plan for When Things Suck!”
There was a beginning. There was a beginning before that beginning. There was a beginning previous to that beginning before there was the beginning. -Chuang Tzu So… Read more “Sit and Forget”
Ba Tuan Chin, Pa Tuan Chin, 8 pieces of Brocade, the weaving of the eight silken form or Silk Weaver’s exercise is an exercise that mimics the… Read more “Silk Weavers Exercise #1”
From our Buddhist friends here is another recipe for a Meditation you can play for years and years. Seated on a cushion or in a chair: Intro: This… Read more “Meditation #2 Judging your Breath”