Loving Kindness Meditation

Heart Mind Meditation – Day 3  Heart/Mind combines the unifying qualities of unconditional love with the expansive qualities of inner-wisdom. Love and wisdom are foundational aspects of consciousness and both are put to right use in the Loving Kindness Meditation. The words to this guided meditation are pictured above. Each stanza is read three times, … More Loving Kindness Meditation

Release into Freedom

Step #5, Soften, Open and Release – Day 2  Release fear. Release doubt. Release dice. Release control. Release the brakes. Release devices. Release divisiveness. Release expectations. Release grudges. Release the door. Release tension. Release resistance. Release the top button. Release tears. Release doves. Release a smile. Release the breath… presence follows. Always. Happy meditating! Soften, … More Release into Freedom

This Ways and That Ways

Soften, Open, and Release – Day 1   Our practice continues this week with the opportunity to explore the experience of release. Softening, opening and receiving (Step 4) naturally moves into softening, opening, and releasing (Step 5). Once again, the breath leads the way. Whether we are swinging or singing, running or sunning, giggling or … More This Ways and That Ways

Namaste

Soften, Open, Receive Meditation – Day 3   We complete this particular step of the practice with this meditation and something to ponder for yourself… can I receive and remain fully present, and then linger there? In other words, can you create the space for an experience, allow it into your awareness and then stay … More Namaste

Universal Abundance

We interrupt this meditation post to invite you to an evening of mindfulness meditation! We’re starting a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course on May 29th… get a taste of it at one of our free workshops! Mindfulness is the bedrock of the Practice of Living Awareness… join us! Get more info HERE! Soften, Open, Receive … More Universal Abundance

Softening the Body, Softening the Self

Soften, Open, Receive Meditation – Day 1   Our human form masters receptivity from the moment of conception; it is consistently receptive to the flow of life force inside the womb. Nurturance continues throughout infancy: hunger is fed, thirst is quenched, cold is met with a blanket, cries are met with affection and love. We … More Softening the Body, Softening the Self

Breathing With and In The World

Flow Meditation – Day 3 We’ve been ending each meditation with a mantra of sorts. It moves us through breathing light into the mind, breathing light into our feeling nature, breathing light into our physical body, and breathing light into our sense of self. The mind, the emotions, and the physical body are all aspects … More Breathing With and In The World

Flowing Forward

Flow Meditation – Day 1   We begin a new week and welcome a new theme: flow. With Spring upon us and the whole world ready for day-to-day life to come to a more recognizable flow, we are considering the concept of “flow” and its impact on our lives, our psyche, and our well-being. The … More Flowing Forward

Space to be Gentle

Tip of the Nose – Day 3 The meditations at the beginning of any new round of the Practice of Living Awareness support making ourselves available to meditation… or better yet, making ourselves available to being meditative. Last week’s Smile meditations offered a welcoming of sorts. This week’s meditations offer the opportunity to look around and … More Space to be Gentle

The Perch

There’s so much to take in as we are perched. Today’s meditation takes us to the perch where we notice the usually not noticed. Observation is an activity that’s greatly enhanced by blended mix of curiosity and stillness. What’s present? Perhaps there’s ‘the noticed’ as well as ‘the not noticed,’ activity as well as stillness, inner … More The Perch

The Nose Knows

Tip of the Nose Meditation – Day 1 As the saying goes, sometimes what you are looking for is right under your nose. Could it be the ease of a smile? Certainly that’s right under your nose. It turns out these two bodily features have a beautiful relationship, at least in meditation. Both the tip of the … More The Nose Knows

Allowing for What’s Next

Smile Meditation – Day 3   This week we have been working with a basic premise of mindfulness: paying attention to what is happening right here, right now… without judgement. Why the last segment – without judgement? Judgement is a form of contraction. When we judge, we create stories around what’s happening. We label it, … More Allowing for What’s Next