Posts-December 2012

Your meditative moment

We’re together again for another Meditative Moment – I hope you’ve had a great week!  This week’s tip and quote speak to letting ourselves fall into our meditation practice, and adopting this process of “letting go” and allowing as the way that we approach the rest of our lives.  How refreshing to know that we don’t have to carry around all this old stuff with us anymore!

Feel the lightness!
Adam

Meditation Tip

Through meditation, we learn how to simply be with ourselves and whatever that means at any given moment.  If we are experiencing strong emotions, we feel them fully; if we are thinking rampant thoughts, we just notice; if we are experiencing any difficulty, we just sit with it, and know that it’s ok.  And we do this in a gentle and non-aggressive way, opening to whatever is happening all around and inside of us.

 MY FAVORITE QUOTE

‎”One of the remarkable things about meditation is the discovery that in order to maintain our normal way of being human in this world, we have to work at it. We have to work at being mediocre. It takes a tremendous amount of effort and striving to try to be somebody we’re not. And that’s why so many people are stressed out and exhausted: from the energy that we have to expend in order to not be ourselves.”  – Reggie Ray

Posts-December 2012

A meditative moment

I’m so happy you’ve joined me for this Meditative Moment!  Each week I will share with you one of my favorite quotes from my favorite teachers, along with a tip to keep in mind as you engage in your daily practice.

Welcome!
Adam

MY FAVORITE QUOTE

“So the practice of meditation involves learning how to relax. First we relax our bodies. Then we relax our minds. And when we do that we are putting the mechanism of our ego in neutral. We’re putting the mechanism of maintaining a false sense of who we are in neutral. And then what happens is something pretty great. Which is us. When we’re willing simply to stop running away. Then who we are, and who we need to be, begins to show itself.”
– Reggie Ray

Meditation Tip

Each one of our meditation sessions exists independent of the next.  We are not seeking some “ideal” state of relaxation, some insight, some feeling.  We simply arrive at each moment and see what’s going on, without expectation, without conditions, without a thought.

 

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