Allowing Flow

  Step #3, Flow – Day 2  A tremendous snowstorm went through North America over the last several days. Did it flow into your part of the world? If so, did you get excited and proclaim, “Winter is here!” Did you panic and pack the refrigerator… despite all of the Thanksgiving leftovers? Did you rejoice … More Allowing Flow

Go with the Flow

  Step #3, Flow – Day 1  We begin or 3rd week with a familiar concept – flow. We have all experienced flow. Time flows. Rivers flow. Breath flows. The number three has a way of supporting rhythm and flow. All colors flow from the three primary colors of blue, red, and yellow. The genie … More Go with the Flow

The Nose Knows

  Step #2, Tip of the Nose – Day 3  The tip of the nose offers both a place of rest and a place of exploration; we can move our awareness to this spot in order give ourselves a rest from “the monkey mind,” or a mind that is bouncing about. The stability that this meditative … More The Nose Knows

Taking Refuge

  Step #2, Tip of the Nose – Day 2  Not unlike a bus shelter on a rainy day, the tip of the nose offers refuge from an over active mind. It is a destination, a go-to sweet spot; or rather a go-back-to again-and-again sweet spot. If thoughts were raindrops, some might say it can … More Taking Refuge

Landing Your Focus

  Step #2, Tip of the Nose – Day 1  Meditators often say that their practice offers them a greater sense of peace and ease when dealing with life’s ups and downs. Undoubtably, this generates more happiness and a lighter way of being in the world.  They also say that they notice improvement in their … More Landing Your Focus

Allowance

  Step #1, Smile – Day 3  The body responds to a gentle breath in the same way most of us respond to a smile: with allowance. In other words, we really want take it in. Smiles make us feel good on a physiological, emotional, and mental level. They inspire happiness. Similarly, the body is … More Allowance

Consider a Smile

  Step #1, Smile – Day 2  There is a common misconception that meditation is about checking-out; that it is about going somewhere else. Ah, the floating meditator off in space. It’s not such an accurate image. A key aspect of meditation is checking-in; establishing presence. Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the many pioneers of meditation … More Consider a Smile

A New Round Begins

  Step #1, Smile – Day 1  Welcome, or welcome back, to the Practice of Living Awareness. This new round of meditations will take us through the holiday season and into a new year and a new decade! That offers plenty to smile about. 2020. Have you pondered that number yet? It begs us to … More A New Round Begins