Tag Archives | practice

1, 2, 3, 4…

Today’s counting the breath meditation technique is another that I will absolutely try to incorporate into my practice. I’ve felt most comfortable with guided meditations for the last few years as they tend to help me keep my focus and Read More

Eighth Dwarf

Today’s ‘meditation on balance’ contained lovely explanations about the opposing forces encountered during meditation. I really enjoyed listening as it was filled with lots of rich imagery and for a somewhat inexplicable reason, I conjured up an image of snow Read More

Speak to Me/Breathe

It’s interesting to consider the level of interaction we have with ourselves during this “magic moment” of realizing our thoughts have wandered away from the object of meditation. For me, this amounts to literally a fraction of a second in Read More

Counting the Breath – Some Stuff is Weird

The technique shared with us in today’s meditation was a bit different than what I was expecting. When I read the title “Counting the Breath,” I thought the count would be connected to the length of the inhalation and the Read More

Skiing Sheep

This ‘counting meditation’ struck me as very similar to yesterday’s method, but with a notable difference. Instead of a verbal cue, a numerical indicator was used. I see a pattern developing with these different methods of meditation that ties into Read More

Beginning Again – Already

It’s only Day 3 and I’ve already skipped a day of blogging, so today I begin again! So far I’ve enjoyed the format of Sharon’s meditations in that they are brief and easily digestible. Knowing that I don’t have to Read More

Our Train Has Left the Station

It’s not often that I look forward to the beginning of February. Historically it is a dismal block on my calendar, dotted with the anniversaries of a few not-so-pleasant events, sort of hanging in this purgatory between the comforting stillness Read More

Guidance Appreciated

Day 1 Sit today:  1:40 – 2PM-ish I have a regular practice.  Usually I sit before my day gets underway, somewhere between 7:15 and 8 in the morning.  But today, because of a small handful of plan interruptions, it was Read More

What’s Expensive is Free–Or Vis a Vis

I am going to make mine poetic, meaningful stream of consciousness posts this year!   Focus. It’s a commodity. It’s very expensive … … when distraction is everywhere … … distraction is free. More and more of it. Everywhere. Custom-made. Fits Read More