In a recent Guardian article titled "Mindfulness Is Making Us Ill" by Dawn Foster we are told the story of Dawn recounting her experience in a corporate meditation class. After being instructed to close her eyes and simply breathe she felt a wave of panic and fear overcome her body…Read more
Our heart is constantly looking to connect.
Our relationship to one another is the most important thing in our lives, We are a species that thrives when we authentically connect. Yet we live in a time where it seems we are looking for ways in which we differ…
Week 3 is a very special week
This week is very special. In this week's practice we notice the sensations of love in our body and our hearts. We embrace the warmth of our true loving nature and begin to add small kindling to the beautiful fire in our hearts?
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
We smile as the fire grows high for all to see and feel. The warmth soothing the bones of all that love us, all that know us and all of humanity.
Week 3 Questions:
- Where did you feel the sensation of love? Was it familiar? Was it something new you noticed?
- After completing the meditation, what was your experience like? How did you feel? Answer this in as much detail as you would like.
In week 1 we marveled at the beautiful calm state available to us when we allow ourselves to sit and mindfully breathe into our body. We noticed our busy minds constantly at work and how this is affected by the breath.
What a beautiful/ mysterious gift this mind is.
In week 2 we invite this important breath deep into our heart. Inviting our heart to open with the warming thoughts of those we love and care about.
Join us on the amazing journey towards loving compassion and loving kindness :)
Week 2 Questions:
- When thinking about those we love, where in our bodies do we experience any sensations? How would you describe these sensations? Hot or cold? Fuzzy or soft? Describe these sensations in further description to better understand this emotion.
- How does the "I am" statement resonate with you? Do you notice a fondness to the loving we show to ourselves with I am affirmations? Perhaps we notice an aversion to the "I am" affirmation. In your next practice notice the subtle reactions our bodies have to "I am" affirmations - breathe into these reactions and observe like a curious scientist.