Mindfulness Activity

Jul
28

Mindfulness Activity #132

Loving Kindness Series Day 2 Good Morning. Today is day 2 in our series on loving kindness meditation. Please click the following link and listen to Dr. Pearl Hilliard lead this guided Metta Mediation: If you want the words in front of you or cannot access the link, here they are… May you be Safe […]

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Jul
27

Mindfulness Activity #131

“All You Need Is Love” By now, if you have been practicing with these email blasts, you will have developed a bit of experience with a wide variety of mindfulness practices. I’ve decided that for the rest of the summer, it might be useful to get deep practice with one specific practice. In 1967, the […]

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Jul
26

Mindfulness Activity #130

Loving Kindness to Help With Equanimity Good Morning. We have been discussing the importance of equanimity-being firmly rooted, calm, and yet connected-even in painful or difficult situations. Mindfulness practices that emphasize noticing and paying attention to present experience develop our capacity for equanimity. This may involve observing and describing a peanut, and also includes noticing […]

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Jul
25

Mindfulness Activity #129

Equanimity and Attachment Good Morning. As our world continues to be intense and chaotic, developing and maintaining equanimity can be challenging. Equanimity can be defined as mental calmness and composure even in difficult situations. It is the quality of being present in the world without getting swept up in things or becoming reactive. It is […]

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Jul
24

Mindfulness Activity #128

Mindfulness for Better Sleep Hello. I have been informing you all about specific benefits associated with particular types of mindfulness practice. Mindfulness practices like many we have been doing have been shown to improve the quality of sleep. Have any of you noticed any changes in sleep? Like physical exercise earlier in the day, practicing […]

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Jul
23

Mindfulness Activity #127

One Second Mindfulness Good Morning. Those of you who know me may think that I am proposing a one second mindfulness in order to fit more things to do in my life or to make you fit more into yours. Not true! It’s also not true that one second mindfulness means only one second of […]

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Jul
22

Mindfulness Activity #126

Very Short Mantra Meditation Good Morning. Hope this finds you all well. Today, I want to tell you a tiny bit about mantras. These are repeated phrases that can be used while practicing. Mantras focus your attention because you are repeating a phrase and it is difficult to think of other things while repeating a […]

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Jul
21

Mindfulness Activity #125

Join My Brief Mindfulness Practice Today Good Morning People! In an effort to have you continue to practice each day, I have decided to try something new this morning. I recorded my practice, just sitting and noticing sights and sounds of nature. This is not exactly professional production, but hopefully it will do the trick […]

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Jul
20

Mindfulness Activity #124

What to Do When Things Fall Apart Good Morning everyone. This morning I woke up to freezer melting and ice cream on the floor due to power failure. Cat has asthma and needs vet…I hear her coughing. Trying to breathe and practice equanimity. Please listen to this talk by Pema Chodron on when things fall […]

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Jul
19

Mindfulness Activity #123

More on Equanimity Good Morning. We have been spending a few days on the concept of equanimity. Equanimity, as we have discussed, is being connected-without being disrupted or derailed by things that happen outside you. It is responding, instead of reacting. It is undoubtedly easier to be unmoved by circumstances around you if you shut […]

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Jul
18

Mindfulness Activity #122

Living Care-Free Good Morning. We have discussed the idea of having an easy manner and letting go of stressors. You may have observed that many of the great mindfulness teachers appear to have a playful sense of humor; they have an easy manner. For today’s practice, please use this guided mindfulness practice by Deepak Chopra […]

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Jul
17

Mindfulness Activity #121

Count Your Blessings Good Morning. Today’s practice is about gratitude. Research has shown that intentionally practicing gratitude makes us happier. It changes our brain and gets rid of a negative cognitive set…in other words, it frees us from scanning the world for bad things. Yesterday, one of my close friends had an eight hour surgery. […]

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