Tag Archives: meditation

Two Quotes about Circles

“People often say, ‘Meditation is all very well, but what does it have to do with my life?’ What it has to do with your life is that perhaps through this simple practice of paying attention – giving loving-kindness to your speech and your actions and the movements of your mind – you begin to …

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Alternative States

In her book Meditation for Beginners: Techniques for Awareness, Mindfulness & Relaxation (©2002),  Dr. Stephanie Clement muses a bit about altered states of mind: In the sixties, we thought an altered state of mind was something induced by drugs. Not that drugs are anything new; alcoholic beverages alter one’s consciousness, and they have been around …

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Rest

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.’”  ~Isaiah 30:15 I think churches put too much emphasis on the repentance part, not enough on rest, quietness, and trust.  

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Seated There

Excerpt from The Svetasvatara Upanishad: Retire to a solitary place, such as a mountain cave or a sacred spot. The place must be protected from the wind and rain, and it must have a smooth, clean floor, free from pebbles and dust. It must not be damp, and it must be free from disturbing noises. …

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Anchored

Excerpted from Invitation to Meditation by Howard Cohn, © 2006: In reality, you never leave the present moment. You’re always here. You’re never not here. You only imagine that you leave the present moment. You are anchored to the present moment in three different ways. One, by your body, which contains the five senses. Whenever you …

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Five

In this excerpt from the article “Teaching Mindfulness to Young People” in the September 2016 issue of The Lions Roar, Ofuso Jones-Quartery (aka Born I Music) describes a simple exercise he uses to teach meditation to young people: “Finger Breathing” In this exercise, the students hold out their left hand and, with their right pointer …

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(extra)Ordinary Moments

Excerpt from “Bowing to Each Other” (Shambhala Sun, November 2015) by Brother Phap Hai: Recently, a practitioner asked me about the benefits of meditation.  I knew that she was hoping I would talk about dazzling lights, profound insights, or psychic powers.  Perhaps to her disappointment, I shared with her my growing sense of appreciation for …

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Do you have time?

“When people say they don’t have time to meditate, I ask them, ‘Do you have time to feel like shit?’”  ~Gabrielle Bernstein

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Meditation

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Been there, done that

Monty is on the web HERE.

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