Author Archive | SueB

#RealHappiness Day 28

The final day – is it the end or a beginning? Sharon points out that this is a great opportunity to rededicate ourselves to our practice, but to be realistic about our practice and make a reasonable commitment. A regular Read More

#RealHappiness Day 27

Compassion.  Reframing behaviors & actions to pain and recognizing that others may be in pain and acting out.  Reframing bad/wrong into states of suffering gives me a different lens to view the world.  It reminds me that everyone has something Read More

#RealHappiness Day 26

Today’s lesson looked at offering lovingkindness to all beings.  To me, it’s a reminder that humans are not the only ones who need lovingkindness.  I need to pay more attention to all the life around me. In the meditation, Sharon Read More

#RealHappiness Day 25

I usually listen to this meditation a few times. It is an area I have struggled with.  Lovingkindness towards others has been difficult for me in the past, especially the part where we visualize someone we have difficulty with.  Last Read More

#RealHappiness Day 24

Today brings us back to the magic moment of when we catch ourselves drifting off during meditation.  That’s the moment of awareness. Sharon again reminds us to be kind to ourselves and practice lovingkindness towards ourselves.  This practice of being Read More

#RealHappiness Day 23

I’m a little behind again.  Life… I’m trying to be kind and gentle with myself for missing these meditations, but it’s a challenge. Today’s meditation tip really speaks to me.  I get frustrated with all the us/them in the news.  Read More

#RealHappiness Day 22

Today’s lesson focused on looking inward and seeing the good.  How much easier is it for us to see our faults? Our supposed inadequacies?  Instead of that, today Sharon asks that we look at one good thing in ourselves.  This Read More

#RealHappiness Day 21

Today’s practice felt like a review, we are focused back on the breath but this time we added a focus for our attention to other areas of the body.  An expanded review – how are we feeling right now in Read More

#RealHappiness Day 20

Still trying to catch up.  Today’s lesson had us look into what all the components were in a difficult emotion.  Where did you feel happiness/joy? Where did you feel anger?  I felt happiness in my chest – and it spread Read More

#RealHappiness day #19

Real life has gotten in the way and I’m behind.  Today’s meditation on working with challenges was much needed.  I attempted to do this meditation last evening, and did not heed Sharon’s advice to stand up if tired, and fell Read More