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.
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.
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”
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I get it we are all stressed and suffer from daily decision fatigue. I understand that many people like being lead through a meditation. That it is… Read more “Why I Dislike Meditation Apps.”
If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. – Will Rogers From time to time I catch myself in the task of solving problems, truth be known… Read more “The simple joy of being”
It has been a little while since my last post. It is not that I haven’t been busy with all of the arts nearly everyday. It is… Read more “The Goose Flying Away from the Flock”
We all love stories. We like to be entertained. We love reading about the stories of those who have found success in their practice, or their art.… Read more “On Meditation.”
Transformative movement traditions, those arts that are designed to effect change in the person who plays them, all enter their Art through the shape they make with… Read more “Kung Fu the Art of Making Space”
Here is a recipe/model for engaging your breath. The Yogis, Taoists, Buddhist, Tibetian Buddhists, Chan Buddhists, Confucianists and just about all old wisdom threads engage specific breathing techniques… Read more “Mechanics of Breath”