We must soften to another to build a meaningful relationship. Union of any sort takes softening. The wintery ground must soften to take in melting snow and summon life-force to the surface as Spring approaches. There is great power in union, integration, cooperation, and adaptability. This meditation references Lao Tzu: “Water is fluid, soft, and … More Softening to the moment.
The brain is a data bank. It stores pertinent information that is collected from our experiences. It arranges data to formulate thoughts. The thoughts that we think again and again become our beliefs. Beliefs paired with our actions form our morale. So where does the mind fit into this picture? The mind is at once … More Opening to the expanse.
The meditative experience is found in the allowing. It is found in the softening, opening, and receiving. When the body, mind, and spirit are receptive, we catch a glimpse of our innate interconnectedness. Connected to what? The ALL. Happy meditating! Downloadable Podcast: Soften, Open, and Receive – Day 1
We receive a new breath every few seconds… there are great teachings within this natural occurrence. Softening and opening makes one receptive and magnetic to meditative experiences. As this step begins to permeate your living awareness, you begin to sense whether you are rigid or soft, closed-off or open, defensive or accepting. Softening, opening, and … More Step 4: Soften, Open, Receive
Some words from the ever-wise Mike Dooley: “Most would never admit it, or they hide it from themselves, but everyone can sense God within. And once admitted, they can sense God in others.” Namaste… I soften to, open with, and receive your light. Downloadable Podcast: Soften Open Receive – Day 3
To inspire is to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. This word is derived from the Latin word inspirare meaning ‘breathe or blow into,’ from in-‘into’ + spirare ‘breathe.’ To excite, to inflame. To put Life into the human body. May it be so. Soften, … More inspire ~ inˈspī(ə)r
Step 4 within our meditation practice brings awareness to three powerful choices: softening, opening, and receiving. We’re innately trained to choose these actions – after all, we soften, open, and receive each breath that enters our body. Becoming intimate with this occurrence creates powerful shifts toward being fully present in the moment. Happy meditating. … More Soften so as to open, open so as to receive.