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Adding love to my in breath

What words did i add to my in and out breath? Well, i decided to add Love to my IN breath and i added what i want love to replace to my OUT breath, words such as despair and overwhelmed.  Read More

Day 5: Magic Moment

I skipper a beat or two. I don’t think I did Day 4, and I’m doing Day 5 a day late. In a way, this is perfect. First, it’s typical for me; I struggle to be consistent when I commit Read More

Day Four — Counting Meditation

Today I welcomed Beginner’s Mind as I settled into my morning meditation. In-1, In-2, In-3. One breath at a time. After some time my mind quieted. The mental noting/counting dropped away. The breath softened. My attention softened. Stillness filled the Read More

Focus on breath vs controlling breath

When I focus on my breath, I find that I try to control my breath (despite Sharon’s gentle instruction not to control:). For example. I may take longer, more calming breaths instead of observing or just focusing on my breath. Read More

From quiet concentration

‘Do you want to be right or show mercy?’ This soft thought landed today while nursing anger at my sister for her deep-seated judgment of me. When our phone conversation turned tense under a barrage of bitten-off accusations, my breath Read More

A word

In todays lesson, upon learning about using a word to help you follow your breath, I thought I would welcome it. Yesterday I almost felt as if I had been given permission to acknowledge sounds during meditation without judgement, which Read More


When does meditation end? I had assumed that with a guided meditation that when the audio file ended so did the meditation session. The first day it was several minutes before I realized that the “guided” part had ended. Day Read More

breathing and hearing

It has taken me a moment to get going with my notes…. I guess sitting to write is a bit like sitting to meditate, and that’s why I decided to combine these this year. I have been sitting for a Read More

May all beings be happy ♡