Pondering Release

Pondering Release – Day 3: On Friday’s posts, we’ve been pondering aspects of meditation through podcast-style discussions. This week Jake and Steve delve into the experience of release. We are given many opportunities to release during a meditation sitting. We can release rigidity, preoccupation, expectation. We can release the mind from the trappings of the … More Pondering Release

Mental Noting

Soften, Open and Release – Day 2 The deeper we go into meditation, the more we can see into the distinct aspects of our reality and notice how often we get pulled away. A useful tool to help develop a discriminating awareness of our thoughts of reality, and an awareness of reality itself, is “mental … More Mental Noting

Masterful Trees, Masterful Lungs

Soften, Open, Release Meditation – Day 1: Getting to know your mind and your breath a bit better through meditation? We hope so. They offer us a lot. Paying attention to the breath inevitably leads us to the lungs… those masters of receiving and releasing. Your lungs have a lot in common with the other masters … More Masterful Trees, Masterful Lungs

Release into Peace

Meditation Audio: Soften, Open, and Release – Day 3   We allow for peace. We create space for it. You need only sense into the experience of judgement, criticism, or blame to feel the contraction; separation requires a contraction of sorts, a cutting-off. Kindness and peace on the other hand, are inclusive. Appreciation, generosity, and … More Release into Peace

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

Let Go. Find Joy.

Soften, Open, Release Meditation – Day 3 Peace starts with shaping our interior; molding, trimming, and creating space for it. Peace can then move out into the world. You need only sense into the experience of judgement, blame, and divisiveness to feel the heaviness. Peace feels lighter and more free. Creating space for peace, naturally makes room for experiences such … More Let Go. Find Joy.

Gold, Then Gone

Soften, Open, Release Meditation – Day 1 It is autumn in New England. Each day fresh colors splash across the tree-line to create an ever-new, ever-colorful, ever-changing landscape. It is a spectacle that we look forward to each year… and a celebration of release. It supports this week’s meditation theme: Soften, Open, and Release. Receiving … More Gold, Then Gone