Tag Archives | #Commit2Sit

Day21 – landscape experience

Today is the end of the third week of the meditation challenge. I can proudly say that I have meditated, AND BLOGGED, every day during this challenge. There is still one week to go, but this is quite the accomplishment. Read More

Day20 – emotions

During today’s meditation, I experienced joy, sadness, and anger/frustration. Interestingly enough, each of these emotions were fleeting. As soon as I observed my body in the emotion, the emotion seemed to float away. I realized that they are just feelings Read More

Day19 – challenges

Ah, sleepiness…. So much comes up for me when I meditate on what it feels like to be sleepy. There is of course a draining feeling, an overall curling up of my physical body, a sense of frustration and helplessness, Read More

Day 18: Meditation On Working With Thoughts

“We can remind ourselves that these [negative thought patterns] are just visiting, they’re not essentially who we are.” For me, that is the crux of this meditation.  Thoughts may become things but we are not essentially our negative thought patterns. Read More

Day18 – Thoughts

A cue that resonated with me during today’s meditation practice was seeing thoughts that arise in the mind as visitors. Sharon says that we don’t have to invite these visiting thoughts to stay and move in, but we can recognize Read More

day17 – difficult emotions

I do not enjoy meditating on shameful or upsetting parts of my past. I mean, who does? I find it extremely unpleasant. But these not so pleasant feelings do rear their heads in meditation even if I’m not focusing on 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

Day16 – positivity

Recently I have been crafting for my son’s first birthday party. I’ve made a cardboard boat, a high chair banner, a photo banner, and decorated wooden blocks. It has really brought me joy to not only use this creative side Read More

Day 15: Mental Noting Meditation

Something very unexpected happened for me during this meditation.  I had a massive sneezing fit.  (I don’t have a head cold.). Eventually I had to pause the meditation and go get a Kleenex and blow my nose.   Aside from Read More

Day15 – Noting

Mental noting is a useful technique for me. As I reflect on my meditation practice today, it’s funny to me how long it takes me to notice when I’ve wandered away in thought. During today’s practice, I was simply sitting Read More

May all beings be happy ♡