Author Archive | Julia Travers

Sending Compassion to Anger and Pain

Feeling the pain that lies inside the difficult emotion of anger opens up the experience. I think anger is feared and judged in many cultures, and it is natural for many of us to have internalized those reactions. For me, Read More

Begin, Begin, Begin Again : Day 5

After this meditation, I think of how a kind voice lends space suggests forgiveness does not claim superiority. The heart trying to make a kind voice deserves gentleness, open-mindedness and acceptance of imperfection, too. Overlapping ripples of being open, listening Read More

Day 1: Welcome Home

So nice to hear that familiar voice! Thank you Sharon for this gentle introduction into breath awareness and concentration. Having read, listened to and appreciated Sharon’s words and works for many years now, I feel a grounding call whenever she Read More

May All Beings Be Happy

Wow, Sharon can really pack a lot of meaning into a few minutes! I really appreciated this guided mediation on seeing the good in ourselves and others and reflecting on how all beings want to be happy. Looking at our Read More

Mental Noting & Recognition

The concept of recognition is very powerful. There are past events in my life, challenging behavior patterns, and simple facts that I have difficulty recognizing. In that light, taking some time to mentally note my experiences is powerful training in Read More

Constant Change & a Sense of Home

In the body awareness meditation, Sharon guides us to observe and experience that everything is always changing. I feel how the pain in my neck continues but is also shifting and moving. She describes pain (or any sensation) as “an Read More

Walking with Myself

I appreciated that Sharon described this walking meditation process as a “secret refuge” and “oasis.” This description resonates with me. While practices that bring me into my body can put me in touch with challenging experiences at times, they can Read More


May all beings be happy ♡