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Mindful Meditation Project, Day 17: Alternate Nostril Breathing

Sometimes even the most beautiful meditation spaces aren't enough to stop a vicious cycle of mental thoughts from running rampant. Dealing with an unexpected situation in my life made my brain grasp for answers in all directions, and before I knew it, my meditation was off and running in a thousand different directions. Grounding myself …

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Mindful Meditation Project, Day 15: Granting Yourself Permission

Perhaps you want to learn to meditate, or you're just curious. But when you "try" to meditate, or even attempt to be more mindful, you're convinced it doesn't feel right or look right. What if it doesn't seem correct because you're not really allowing yourself permission to explore? Let's look into that idea with today's …

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Mindful Meditation Project, Day 9: Sitting With Discomfort

As it turned out (unbeknownst to me), this morning's regularly scheduled 30 minute practice was a continuation of yesterday's theme of giving ourselves grace. I woke up later than usual, again due to not sleeping well, but made up my mind that I'd get back on the cushion despite a gnawing headache. I am a …

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Mindful Meditation Project, Day 5: Perfectly Imperfect

Are we imperfectly perfect or perfectly imperfect? Is this all in our semantics? I see these as the same--we work to be perfect outside of ourselves (where we perceive imperfection) while at the same time, we are simply perfect. This duality is incredibly hard to comprehend when we have come from the traditionally trained and conditioned mindset that we are in no way, shape, or form perfect in anything, which is the cause of so much of our own self-inflicted suffering.