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.

Mindful Meditation Project, Day 3: Feeling Into the Heart Space

What an interesting meditation practice this morning. Despite having the background and training of being a meditation teacher, I'm always curious about new experiences in my process, and today what I realized was how the energy of one singular day--less than 24 hours, actually--can be so intensely and drastically different. Yesterday's practice was fairly light, …

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