Space to be Gentle

Tip of the Nose – Day 3 The meditations at the beginning of any new round of the Practice of Living Awareness support making ourselves available to meditation… or better yet, making ourselves available to being meditative. Last week’s Smile meditations offered a welcoming of sorts. This week’s meditations offer the opportunity to look around and … More Space to be Gentle

The Perch

There’s so much to take in as we are perched. Today’s meditation takes us to the perch where we notice the usually not noticed. Observation is an activity that’s greatly enhanced by blended mix of curiosity and stillness. What’s present? Perhaps there’s ‘the noticed’ as well as ‘the not noticed,’ activity as well as stillness, inner … More The Perch

The Nose Knows

Tip of the Nose Meditation – Day 1 As the saying goes, sometimes what you are looking for is right under your nose. Could it be the ease of a smile? Certainly that’s right under your nose. It turns out these two bodily features have a beautiful relationship, at least in meditation. Both the tip of the … More The Nose Knows

Taking It All In

Tip of the Nose Meditation – Day 2   The essence of this week’s theme, Tip of the Nose, is captured in the photo above. This child is still, focused, captivated, and fully present. Perhaps the outer environment is crowded and hectic; needless to say, the plane is moving 600 mph… but no worries because from … More Taking It All In

The Meeting Place

Tip of the Nose Meditation – Day 1  We meet here again to meditate. Wonderful! Meeting places can be quite specific. Perhaps you have readied yourself for meditation in a specific place, a designated quiet zone for an allotted time which allows for peace of mind… your own specific meditation place. This week we are … More The Meeting Place

2a. Pratyahara and Dharana

Meditation has two primary components: peace or tranquility and focus or concentration. If these are present and stabilized, a state of meditation will ensue. In addition to a state of meditation, states of wellness and of mind will also be present. These are vital to a meaningful and productive life. The states of wellness include … More 2a. Pratyahara and Dharana