Practice a bit. Stay with it, let go of the habit of trying' to figure it out whilst practicing. I know, it is so nice to figure stuff out but, but that is not what you are doing. Its what you are doing most of your non present time! Stand, sit, practice. RIP Grumpy, clearly not dead...
Keywords: meme, tardar sauce, cat, meditation, foundational, stand, dhammapada, sati, appamada, contact, nibbana, awake, silence, concentration, samadhi, happiness, grumpy cat, pain, suffering, posture
Not just relaxing and zoning out. Not just 10% happier. Active concentrated awareness that is responsive, even when the doggo makes it presence felt. Respond.
Keywords: awareness, compassion, mindfulness, cake, icing, ache, suffering, relaxation, patting, need, reality, book, requirements, canine
Conditions and context matters to discerning accurately. It ain’t as simple as speaking objectively truthfully no matter what. Moment to moment, how do you practice, how do you keep sharp and relaxed and relaxed and...
Keywords: April fools, change, suffering, discontent, practice, fun, meditation, mindfulness, skillful, speech, culture, spring
Practice daily, don’t count on another or a special time or mood. Practice, get to know the present. Simple but not easy to maintain so practice. Practice. And practice.
Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, awareness, awake, daily, story, vortex, busy, excuses, extra, hibernation, torpor, sleep, awake
Practicing with what you got and letting go and placing awareness in your consciousness. What is really going on. Dropping the story overlay. The weather is happening — so use it. Practicing awareness.
Keywords: Sensation, first foundation, cool, tingle, pressure, safe, core, peace, daily, really, Marvin Gaye
Excerpt from a sitting, guided, and a long talk on Change, TS Eliot, Bowie, discontent, but mostly that olde reliable change.
Keywords: eightfold path, discontent, meditation, mindfulness, concentration, intent, memory, story, ego, timeless, New Years, breath, dhammapada, bhikkhu Thanissaro, Buddha, distillation, path, four noble truths
Moment-to-Moment awareness. Practice, practice, practice. And what is this exactly? The complete Mindfuling DIY 7" is here with intro and outro and a bit more! Happy New Year Moment!
Keywords: Meditation, Mindfuling DIY, vinyl source, pointing words, Yoda, backwards, present, feta cheese, this is it, opinion, think, watermelon, sensations, now, mindfulness, cry, emotion, play, papanca, static, click, warmth, whatever, kind, empathic, balance
A simple practice is rich and Joy is all around, dude. Really, no belief required — well maybe enough to get you practicing and seeing for yourself. Please don’t confuse the frequency of the Mindfuling podcast release dates with how frequently you should be practicing mindful meditation. Daily is the prescription!
Keywords: Joy, Abundance, Present, Body, First foundation, Meditation center, holidays, others, community, balance, absence, practice
World’s Greatest Podcast Listener! You are, really. I mean it but of course this is nothing more than a platitude! I don’t really know you — do I? So, what’s the difference between platitudes and gratitudes?
Keywords: Thanksgiving, unicorns, crystal, clear, breath, mindfulness, awareness, body scan, transitions, sound, awareness, cold, noticing, waking up
Concentration is not an option, it is required to see beyond the usual ruts and grooves. The Eight Fold Path, Wise View, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness, Wise Concentration. It’s a practice, this full path.
Keywords: Buddha, Insight, contact, frozen, supple, ease, awareness, problem, dramatize, kindly
The sight door can be your focus of attention, your training object for the Mind. Simple, relaxed, and not a tour. Subtle or gross. At ease with the natural world, a play of light. Light is seeing but that doesn’t mean if your eyes are closed you can’t use the sight door....
Keywords: Sight, seeing, meditation, mindfulness, leaves of grass, fall, concentration, upright, practice, repetition, foolin, fools, marks of existence, discontent
We have a lot a practice complicating things. Practice simply. Not so easy, but worth the effort. Get to know for yourself. Guided meditation. Object is so important....
Keywords: Mindfulness, sitting, meditation, retreat, pace, body sensations, aware of thought, quiet, chair, cushion, activity
The whole of the practice is with others, the good on the Path, those not so on the Path... Meditation is not what you think it is, really, nor is it what you alone do. The good, the bad, and vast space between these concepts.
Keywords: mindfulness, ireland, monks, robes, incense, farms, nature, sense awareness, ssmic, western bias, community, sitting, steady, gardening, farming, air, breath
Excerpt from a Sunday class at SSIMC. A whole lotta practice going on.
Keywords: Body, mindfulness, walking, talking, story, peace, pleasant, pain, adjustment, practice, retreat, pali, buddha, waiting, you are my sunshine, present, awareness, retreat, daily
Mindfuling of body and you have many options, breath the unparalleled option but you may find the conditions when some other part of the body, some other focus can be cooling.
Keywords: Meditation, Walking, Sitting, Lying, concentration, global warming, ease, simple, relaxation, seeing, opinion, silence, awake, heatwave
Standing, meditating in nature, on a bay of the Atlantic. Tide lapping at the marsh edge. You don't need a Bay to stand and practice meditation but you do need a place in nature where the sharks will not interrupt. Sound field is really alive so use it! Focus, concentrate. Stand in a relaxed but awake manner. Eyes open or closed. Steady and awake is your body, your vessel. Even a short practice such as this can deepen your sense of well being, especially when supported by other, daily longer practices of mindful seated meditation.
Keywords: meditation, mindfulness, nature, standing, marsh, south shore, Atlantic Ocean, tide, anywhere, everywhere, summer, vacation
Practicing on vacation? The key is intention and then doing and coming back especially when overwhelmed, amazed, dumbfounded. Back to reality and presence happens. Who are you?
Keywords: Whydah, Pirates, Gold, Silver, Treasure, Cape Cod, Museum, Slave ship, technology, buried, Hollywood, barry Clifford, breath, feet, shape of water, monsters, greed, story, great horned owl, sound meditation, six senses, wisdom, practice, expectation
Be with the contact you are making with the bodily sensations. Dozens if not hundreds of time. And then listening without adding when there is sound in your field of experience. No need to go searching, it happens. You however are training, repeating, this activity of developing present moment awareness.
Keywords: sensations, first foundation, mindfulness, emotion, expectation relief, change, body, sound, alive, listen, joyce, ulysses, james
Posture of literal gaze and seeing. A veil of presence even with breath awareness as the primary concentration object. Ease and awareness not a trance nor fugue.
Keywords: seeing, mind, awareness, consciousness, posture, drishti, meditation, blueberry, birds, wall, rest
Quickly one can come back to the present. With longer practice over time this coming back is more powerful. You are tuned to awake.
Keywords: niche, present, awareness, mindfulness, Moog, collage, audio rich, body awareness, first foundation, expression, espresso
In the present the waiting disappears. Sitting with some suggestions and bit of a timeless space aged story.
Keywords: Mindfulness, beach, antares, rocket ship, plume, orbit, sensation, body, be, sensations, community, intrusion, sound, sitting, change, wise view, gravity
Relaxing with mothers and memory and the present. Giving the mind a focus, that is relaxing, repetition required! One time will not do! It's simple—that's why it is relaxing— but not easy...
Keywords: Tulips, Mother's Day, meditation, insight, meditation, sound, training, approaching and helping, nature, warm, mind, sunflowers, opening, roots, seeds, establish, practice, training, connection, silence, illumination, woke
Guided meditation, sitting and walking and listening. Divine Homes not Divine Potholes. Another way to get to know inside for yourself and ultimately others.
Keywords: insight, meditation, mindfulness, walking, driving, dukkha, discontent, freedom, sounds
At the edge of a forest, in the rain, silky rain. Birds and ambient hum of distant automobile traffic. Semi-rural. With the changing sound field, a plane overhead—drop that story—drop the comparison with the crowing, back to the changing present.
Keywords: mindfulness, phenomena, Forest tradition, body contact, earth, standing, hum
Guided sense door focus transitioning into an excerpt from a topic related to the realtime versioning of reality that we each call experience and get all personal about...
Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, dharma, ssimc, insight, mind, consciousness, virtual reality, the all, opinion, attachment, memory, New Yorker, virtual embodiment, Metzinger, patterns, stillness, emptiness, Joshua Rothman