Author Archive | hawaiipaddler1


I love the new ideas for bringing meditation into daily life!  I cannot say how many times I have used the time emptying the dishwasher and loading it up again that I have pondered/meditated on things on my mind. This Read More

Walking Meditations

It was too cold to go out, and I have already walked a bit around the house a bit, so now I will blog. It occured to me that I do this type of meditation often during my day. When Read More

2019 Counting Breath

I feel I have another favorite method. I like the counting. I can focus well on the breath. I noticed also last year I enjoyed this method.  One thing that I did notice was that my respiration rate is lower Read More

2019 Sound Meditation

I did the blog last year as well.  I believe this is my third year with Sharon’s Challenge.  Last year’s blog I wrote that “last year I found the sound meditation my favorite”, or something to that effect.  Last year, Read More

Relaxing at Work

I ended up having to do today’s mediation at work before everyone got here.  I wasn’t sure how it would go.  It was better than expected.  I used my headphones, and did find that I was able to relax and Read More

Something clicked today!

NOW I get it.  Now I understand what Sharon means by showing loving kindness to yourself.  Even last night, my mind would not shut off as I went to bed.  I tried to use the counting meditation from last night Read More

Breath Counting

I found I could really focus using this technique.  Each of us is different and what works for me might not work for you, and vice verse.  This Challenge will walk you through various forms of meditation techniques that you Read More

Mental Noting

I found this very helpful to keep me focused.  I’ve been having issues with my asthma lately.  Finding and then using the word “Healing” as I breathed helped.  I even think it quieted the morning congestion a little bit too.  Read More

Sound Meditation

I recall from last year that this was my favorite form of meditation.  I have been having issues with my asthma lately.  But to listen to the sounds in my home (furnace, wind blowing, wind moving the shades on the Read More

The Mind’s On and Off Switch

I constantly find my mind traveling all over when I try to quiet myself.  It’s like the mind is always on.  Even last year I found my mind wandering to my dog, my lunch, the fact I needed new shoes, Read More

May all beings be happy ♡