Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Why meditate? I meditate because it brings me into the sacred.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
So here is what Anonymous wrote regarding the Opening Candle Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
How fast the time goes by.
I thought I had just begun and the 40 minutes moment was over.
It was redefining of my commitment to the Reiki concepts:
Do not anger
Do not worry
Be honest in your work
Be compassionate to yourself and others
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I must be mindful in the future; commitment of self vs. stubbornness of will.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
To settle the mind you have to settle the body.
Sitting erect but relaxed; one vertebrae on top of the other.
Let go of any expectations of what this meditation should look like.
Have the intention to release any thoughts that may arise.
Anchor the focus to the sensations of breathing to help settle the mind.
Gently allow your body to relax into your breath.
Breath in, breath out; notice the sensation where your attention is focused.
Allow the breath to be what it is, do not try to change the way you breathe.
When your mind wanders, gently return to breath with no judgement.
Forty minutes of silent meditation was quite a unexpected challenge.
My mind created discomfort in my body;and I released by coming back to the focus of my breath.
My mind created self doubt, I was meditating all wrong; and I released by coming back to the focus of my breath.
My mind created distraction, perhaps the computer had gone to sleep and I wouldn't know when the 40 minutes was up; and I released by coming back to the focus of my breath.
In conclusion I am reminded of the importance of silent meditation.
Friday, January 15, 2010
"The mission of A Winter Feast for the Soul is to support individuals around the world in making a commitment to daily spiritual practice for forty days. A life grounded in daily practice is one that knows inner peace. It is that peace which translates into peace throughout our lives and ultimately to peace and healing for our planet.
We know that it only takes a few committed individuals to change the world. We are here to do that. Please join us this coming winter for
A Winter Feast for the Soul
a 40-day worldwide spiritual practice period for people of all faiths everywhere.
January 15 – February 23, 2010"
I hope that you will have a look at this site and perhaps join in ... it's free!!
I will be sharing my experiences as I journey through the 40 days.
Peace to you,