Tag Archives | 28-Day Meditation Challenge

#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 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 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

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