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Catching up on 3 days of blog

I did the Sharon Salzberg meditation challenge a few years ago. It was nice – I was just starting to get into meditation. I had no idea how powerful it could be and I continue a meditation practice. It is 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

Day 19 – Challenging Emotions

I wasn’t feeling anger when I sat down… and it’s not something that arises often, but I have been feeling it more lately (because of a particular situation). I didn’t really want to bring anger forth–it’s uncomfortable enough when it Read More

Day 5 – So Many Thoughts

So much thinking. I thought I was staying pretty focused, and then nope, there’s another thought: Debating whether to distract my kitten from clawing the underside of the box spring. Considering going to Home Depot to buy pegboard to put Read More

Day 3 – The Runaway Horse in My Mind

Considering how much benefit I’ve reaped from meditating, I’m always startled to notice that I resist actually sitting. Sure, I do walking meditations and “toasty between flannel sheets” meditations, but I seem to circle around and around and around actually Read More