Scott Sweet

Be Where I Am

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  I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to be where I am…..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 others. No experience, fee or registration is...

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Nothing is Lacking

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“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you!” – Lao Tzu I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to realize that nothing is lacking…..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 others. No experience, fee or registration is...

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Have More Peace and Ease

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“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” Aristotle I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to have more peace and ease…..if only for a moment. Mindfulness Meditation Every Friday 12:15 – 12:45 pm Room 114 Join others in Mindfulness Meditation on Fridays at 12:15 pm in Room 114. 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 others. No experience, fee or registration is...

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Be Aware of the Day’s Treasures

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“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.” Mary Jean Iron I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to be aware of the day’s treasures…..if only for a moment. Mindfulness Meditation Every Friday 12:15 – 12:45 pm Room 114 Join others in Mindfulness Meditation on Fridays at 12:15 pm in Room 114. 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...

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Catch Myself Sensing Danger When It’s Really Only Discomfort

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One of the major takeaways for me in learning how the brain evolved has been appreciating our extreme sensitivity to both real and unreal threats – even the tiniest ones. Unfortunately, while this strategy worked great for survival, one of the results is that we are very vulnerable to feeling needlessly cautious, distant, uneasy, worried, guarded, tense, and anxious around each other.  Of course, we need to track real threats, and respond appropriately. But expending mental resources plus stress hormones on false alarms makes it harder to deal with real issues – plus it makes us suffer, lose opportunities for closeness and cooperation with others, and get...

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Don’t Follow My Reactivity

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“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” Roger Babson Reminds me of the expression “two wrongs don’t make a right”.  I’m hearing a lot about what’s wrong lately.  Yes, some things do go wrong.  Now, what do I do in the midst of it?  Do I match this degree of wrongness with equal rightness?  Sounds like a bad recipe.  How do I catch my “rightness” (thought, feelings) before my reactive behavior jumps out?  Bigger the wrongness = less reaction time. My work is to “not go with them”.  How does this show up for me?  I can go big picture with the politics of our time and/or my daily reactivity...

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