Entry: Soften, Open, Receive – Day 1

Step 4 of the Entry Level practice brings awareness to three powerful choices: softening, opening, and receiving. We begin with the breath. Though we receive  oxygen on every inhale… all day and all night, consciously or unconsciously, becoming intimate with this occurrence  creates powerful shifts toward being fully present in the moment. “We soften so as … More Entry: Soften, Open, Receive – Day 1

1c: Benevolence

“Smile as the great benevolent being that you are. Smile, blessing everyone and everything in your day.” (from the meditation) To remind oneself of the truth of who and what one is sets the moment right. No moment is about impatience, harsh words, degrading thoughts or actions toward someone, or punitive thoughts about oneself. No … More 1c: Benevolence

7b: Breathe from the center. Experience yourself deeply.

Interlude is center. Being the space between in and out, over and under, the space in front of you or in any other direction, interlude is the center of itself. It is the between. When we get centered, we, too, are between. We are between action and the next action, between thoughts or feelings. Instead … More 7b: Breathe from the center. Experience yourself deeply.