Smile Meditation – Day 3. A smile has the potential to change any situation. Have you ever had a morning wrought with worries or stressful thoughts which lead to a sour mood which leads to obstacles that seem to turn your whole day into a train wreck? We all have. And then… someone graces … More The Ease of a Smile
Smile Meditation – Day 2. A smile is an invitation to be held in the moment. It is an invitation to be met. Meditation is often an exercise in meeting ourselves in the here and now, which can reveal a lot. As we learn to smile with all that arises in a sitting, such as … More A Smile Fosters Lingering
Smile Meditation – Day 1. The body responds to a gentle breath in the same way most of us respond to a smile: with deep-seated desire for allowance. In other words, we really want the offering of a smile to penetrate deep within our being; smiles make us feel good on a physiological, emotional, … More Breathing Gentleness into the Body
This short audio introduction to the first step of The Practice of Living Awareness will give you lots to smile about! It covers the importance of the placement of “Smile” within the practice, it’s esoteric significance, and the science behind the good vibrations that a smile provides. It turns out smiling and meditation have … More An Introduction to Step 1: Smile
The very fact that you can always offer a smile, to yourself or to someone else, celebrates a fundamental freedom that we all possess: the freedom to choose how to respond to a situation. It’s your life. It’s your experience. Choose to express the brightness of your being with a smile. Happy meditating. … More Brightness revealed.
May your smiles be filled with juicy sweetness. A smile is a bowl after all, and that’s not limited to considering its shape. A smile contains. It makes room for. It says, “yes.” A smile holds you in pristine presence. In today’s meditation for Step 1, we sit with the subtle implications of the … More How do you fill your smile?
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa This is true… a smile has a vibrational ripple effect that extends far beyond our perceptive reach. But, we can sense quite a bit of the goodness that it brings by simply wearing one and sharing one. And … More Smile and the world smiles back.
There is much to smile about. This introduction to the first step of The Practice of Living Awareness will make that clear! We discuss it’s placement within the practice, it’s esoteric significance, and the science behind the good vibrations that a smile provides. It’ll get you set up for this week’s meditations. Enjoy! … More Step 1: Smile
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hahn Happiness is a brainwave, and smiles directly affect your brain. It is a physiological fact. Today’s meditation takes the golden light of a smile and circulates it throughout your entire body and mind. … More Entry: Smile – Day 3