Tag Archives | 28-Day Meditation Challenge

Day 17: Meditation On Difficult Emotions

“We can’t avoid pain but we can transform our response to it.” As a single woman on the cusp of 50, the Valentine’s Day/Family Day/My Ex’s Birthday triumvirate long weekend is a kind of pain I cannot avoid. I know Read More

Day 11- Walking Moving Shifting

Lifting shifting stepping, Lifting shifting stepping. Whether one is walking or ambulating in another way such as in a wheelchair or other assistive device, the movement seems to universally tap into something different than sitting. There is something about moving Read More

#RealHappiness day 10

Today’s body scan was much needed. Lying down and listening to Sharon’s voice guiding us through a scan helped me recognize that sometimes I hang on to a sensation versus just noting it and letting it go.  Do you ever Read More

Not Breath

Day 8: I’ve listened to the day 7 meditation several times. Dividing the world into “breath” and “not breath” is such a basic task and yet so challenging. Today’s focus on moving meditation, is a little harder since moving is Read More

#RealHappiness Day 7

Wow – it’s the end of Week 1!  Did it fly by for you?  It did for me.  Reflecting on this week of concentration exercises, I find myself feeling most comfortable with the counting meditation and the image of thoughts Read More

#RealHappiness Day 6

Calmness and alertness.  In today’s lesson we’re trying to be balanced in response to the meditation practice.  The description of holding a breakable object helped me to understand the need for alertness while being calm.  As the meditation continued, I Read More

#RealHappiness Day 5

What a powerful lesson #SharonSalzberg has for us today – “finding that magic moment when we realize we’ve been distracted”.  What a great reframe!  How many times have I felt like I was doing something wrong because I got distracted?  Read More

#RealHappiness Day 4

Begin again.  Great reminder throughout today’s meditation.  #SharonSalzberg walked us through a variation of the breath meditation that added counting.  Today’s meditation time for me got shifted from morning to very late evening.  I almost didn’t remember to sit, when Read More

Day 4: Counting

Counting during breath meditation is a very effective method for staying in the present. When starting out on a path of meditation, it can be very helpful to count breaths from one to ten and then starting back at one. Read More

Holding and Honoring the Breath

Meditating on the Breath: I place the breath forefront in my awareness; I feel it first, and I give myself permission to just breathe. I experience an inherent forgiveness in letting everything else go but the breath. There is a Read More

May all beings be happy ♡