For the last couple of years, I’ve more or less had a consistent routine: wake up around 5:30am, meditate for 15 minutes, write in my journal, go to work. Repeat. Now, though: a new schedule. More flexibility. Softer waking times. Read More
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This first week of the Sharon Salzberg 28 Day meditation challenge has been an journey of personal confirmation. This week marked the end of year two and beginning of year three without the Sun and Moon shining in my life. Read More
Nothing about today’s meditation felt ‘right’. I was in a spiral of self doubt and loathing and found myself walking down a scattered path of yucky. Even writing this is a chore. Whereas the first six days I felt inspired Read More
In general I experience ups and downs in waves. The clarity, peace and love in subtle moving juxtaposition to fear, separation and shame. In today’s meditation I had micro movements of the wave until the yummy scrumptious ice cream Sunday Read More
I love this saying from my friend’s yoga shirt. But, I love such a simple mantra. Fairly new to meditation – been trying to settle into a regular practice for a couple of years now, but nothing seems to stick. Read More
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
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
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
Sharon returns to Brooklyn to Prema Yoga for a Tuesday evening workshop on Real Love.
Fundamentally, there is only one kind of love– real love – trying to come more fully alive in us despite our limiting assumptions, the distortions of our culture, our sense of unworthiness, and the habits of fear, self-condemnation and isolation we tend to acquire just by living a life. Real love can manifest towards ourselves, towards another, towards all beings, and towards life itself. This workshop will explore the role of mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation practices in nurturing our capacity for real love. It will include a talk, practice periods, and Q&A. Suitable for new and experienced meditators.
It has been wonderful to sit with everyone for another year of the Real Happiness Challenge. Thank you all for your honest posts and for your willingness to explore so boldly! Here is a word cloud from our collective posts Read More