Turn towards the uncomfortable times but with a different perspective. All beings want to be happy.
Author Archive | sheara
From Sharon. “When you’re having a really difficult time, imagine that the thoughts coming up in your mind are coming up in the mind of the person sitting next to you. It’s quite interesting. When the thoughts arise in our Read More
And being mindful of the moment doesn’t mean that we give up savoring memories or setting goals. I like to quote Thich Nhat Hanh: “To dwell in the here and now does not mean you never think about the past Read More
I felt this helped reduce the emotional interruption of my meditation. I’m wondering how it will be when I am in silent meditation – without guidance.
I want to be present – particularly when engaging in conversation with someone. I want to really listen – it means getting holding back my mind from jumping to and fro.
Although I am sitting still, I notice all the bubbling and popping of my body – mostly neutral sensations, but definitely a variety of intensity. I’m alive.
A mass/mess/temple of sensations.
“The exquisite sensation of movement”. I am waiting to have surgery – spinal stenosis has limited my movement in the last year. At the later part of this mediation I had to sit down and think rather than walk. My Read More
I like the idea of simplifying – breath, not breath.
I started this morning in better. I figure the calmer I am the better I’d meditate. But I now understand that my physical position, my mind state, my intent was not allowing me to fully enter meditation. I sat upright Read More