“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. Enjoy… then share the golden goodness of your being with the world!
Smiles not only make us feel happy, but they also help reduce stress levels. In fact, smiles have a positive effect on many areas of our lives and the lives of the people who surround us. Sounds a bit like meditation, huh?
Day 2 of this week’s Entry Level meditations explores why we start each sitting within the Practice of Living Awareness with a smile. We then take these pondering, and benefits, into meditation. Enjoy!
Would you like to join us for an online group meditation this evening? Each Wednesday at 7:30pm ET we will go live with the week’s meditative tool. Register here if you’d like to join us for this broadcast.
Welcome to The Practice of Living Awareness, or welcome back! We are excited to begin a new round of guided meditations… in fact, we’re all smiles!
And you should be smiling as well. Meditation is a wonderful gift to give yourself. Your mind thanks you, your body thanks you, we all thank you. Right on! There’s plenty of information about all of Spirit Fire’s meditation programs on our website, so be sure to have a look if you haven’t already. Click here to visit those pages.
Below is the podcast of the entry level meditation for Day 1 of Step 1, Smile. We’ll post three meditations for each step during the week. Each one will build upon the last, so try to do them in order. We’ll have intermediate level meditations and Sunday World Service meditations available here, on the blog, as well. It’s the beginning of a great adventure and we are so happy you’re here. Enjoy.
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“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 moment is truly that, and you and I are not either. In truth, a human being incarnates to bring goodness into the world and to others. Reminding ourselves of this is to remind ourselves of who and what we are.
The world is full of people that have forgotten this fundamental truth of being. Don’t be one of them. Instead, bless others through the day with goodness, generosity, respect, and humor. Give others your time, your money if it is needed, your wisdom when sought. Smile, breathe, and feel the truth of yourself. It is good. Bring yourself to each moment, and bless it.