Scott Sweet

Recognize Patterns and Live a Little

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I will not be attending MM this Friday and room/bell/chairs will be available.  See ya on the 25th of August! Man [surprises me most] because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.  Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.  And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present.  The result is being that he does not live in the present or the future.  He lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived. -Dalai Lama At times, large brush strokes are used to “paint the picture” of some patterns.  Is it money for you?  Acceptance from others?  Trying to be “right”? ...

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Have A Choice

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“With the mind, observe the mind.” – Buddha  In physics, the observer effect is the fact that simply observing a situation or phenomenon necessarily changes that phenomenon. Wikipedia  I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to have a choice…..if only for a moment.  Mindfulness Meditation Every Friday 12:15 – 12:45 pm Room 407 Join others in Mindfulness Meditation on Fridays at 12:15 pm in Room 407. Brief discussion, followed by silent practice and concluding with observations, comments or questions.  Take refuge in the present moment. Mindfulness Meditation is the opportunity to rest in Presence in a supportive environment with...

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Notice

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“Mindfulness meditation is an exercise in attention. It involves calming the mind—typically by focusing on the breath—and then using the resulting equanimity to observe things with unusual care and clarity. The things observed can include sounds, physical sensations or anything else in the field of awareness. But perhaps most important is the careful observation of feelings, because feelings play such a powerful role in guiding our perceptions, thoughts and behavior.” Robin Wright, WSJ, July 28, 2017  I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to notice…..if only for a moment.  Mindfulness Meditation Every Friday 12:15 – 12:45...

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My Mind Can “Play Itself”

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     “The mind is a superb instrument until it plays you.” Eckhart Tolle I’m constantly getting “played”.  Tricked into fear, assumption and personalization that I project on any given moment/situation.  The energy associated effects my body, mind and spirit.  I am convinced that this will not stop as it’s part of the human experience.  What’s optional is how long (time) or how deep (activation) I will be “played”. I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to notice how my mind can “play itself” (create my own suffering) and in noticing this, I can ‘hack it” to be an...

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Listen To Myself And Others

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“…..listening creates a relationship.”                       – Margaret Wheatley “Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them, or just your thoughts about them.”                     – Jon Kabat Zinn I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to listen to myself and others…..if only for a moment.  Mindfulness Meditation Every Friday 12:15 – 12:45 pm Room 407  Join others in Mindfulness Meditation on Fridays at 12:15 pm in Room 407. Brief discussion, followed by silent practice and concluding with observations, comments or questions.  Take refuge in the present...

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Be Free

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“Mindfulness is not just about meditation.  Mindfulness is the gateway to a free and joyful heart.” Jack Kornfield What is freedom?  Perhaps it is the ability to choose.  Sure, I like to choose where I want to travel, what movie I want to see, what job I have and how much I get paid, who I want to spend time with……to name a few options in the endless choice medley of life.  I could spend quite a bit of time in this arena (and I do) coupled with defined goals to ensure my choices come to fruition. Can I choose my mood?  Do I have emotional goals?  How free am I?  Often, I find myself indentured to old thought patterns and/or beliefs that...

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