Mindfulness Meditations

Allow The Cracks

Posted by in Mindfulness Meditations, Scott Sweet

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in That’s how the light gets in   Leonard Cohen I often find myself wishing things/I were better.  This quote reminds me that it’s all good just the way it is……  As Richard Rohr says, “Everything belongs” even the cracks.  Weavers of rugs deliberately make mistakes as it’s “…where the spirit moves in and out….”  At times I wish I were a better mediator (as if there were such a thing) and I am reminded of the this conditional pattern that has helped with my survival yet it has...

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Notice and “Be”

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I will not be attending MM today yet room, bells and chairs will be available.  Will be thinking of you all!  See ya on the 23rd of June! “All serious daring starts from within.” Eldora Welty  Sitting in quiet can be a serious and daring endeavor!  The “to do” lists arrives, anticipated conversations, anxiety about one’s children are just a few of the many visitors.  Noticing this and the patterns of the mind is a serious practice.  Can this be manipulated?  Yes, one breath at a time.  I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to notice and “be”…..if only for a moment.                        ...

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Be Connected

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“The knower and the known are one.  People imagine that they should see God, as if He stood there and they here.  This is not so.  God and I, we are one in knowledge.” Meister Eckhart Reading Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris and this quote resonated with me.  There is a part of me that struggles to know this…..upper half of my head (thinking) and the other half knows this to be true (feeling). Being allows this to be true.  How to be?  Standing in nature, playing, laughing, loving, eating, music, etc. all touches the connection.  What activity allows for you? I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to be...

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Live (Actively Do) To Have A New Way Of Thinking

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I will not be attending MM this Friday yet room, bells and chairs will be available.  Will be thinking of you all!  See ya on the 9th of June! “We do not think ourselves into a new way of living, but we live ourselves into a new way of thinking.” CAC’s Core Principles I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to live (actively do) to have a new way of thinking…..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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Silence

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I will not be attending MM for next two Fridays yet room, bells and chairs will be available.  Will be thinking of you all! I find mindfulness meditation supports my intention to be silent…..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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Go To The Cave and Befriend The Pain

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  “FEAR is not real.”  So, what do I fear in slowing down for a while to practice meditation? FOMO?  Fear of not enough time?  Fear of my own inner critic?  Fear of __________?  The list is endless……and does the cave hold treasure? Treasure seems to be a bit much yet relief, sure.  Much of what I fear show up throughout my day……it never stops…..how aware of it am I?  My point is that it’s always there and we AVOID or NUMB to lessen it.  How about learning how to be with it?  Both physical or emotional pain……  When I sit I try to avoid….numb is not so much of an option.  What if I allow...

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