mindfulness when you are ill

mindfulness when you are ill

when your body chimes a dissonant note you are sometimes caught by fear shadows gather close around you what might happen? how will you cope? what help is there? how soothing it is to set aside worry and anchor in NOW in this spacious moment you are free In your...

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Mindfulness whats and whys

Mindfulness whats and whys

this poem comes with instructions let each line be a breath don’t rush mindfulness is to be intensely aware what do you smell? what do you hear? what do you taste? what are you touching? what do you see? How do you feel? no need to judge no need to tell stories about...

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I will open to this moment

I will open to this moment

right now, right here this moment is thrumming like the pulse of a hummingbird we are so busy lives spent rushing doing one thing after another forgetting to be sit down next to me let’s breathe together and look into each other’s eyes with warm regard seeing there...

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Deepen your joy practice

Deepen your joy practice

When you are experiencing joy, your heart opens. Your mood lightens. You find yourself smiling or laughing or awestruck. Joy is experienced in the moment. Here are some ways you can deepen the experience: STOP and notice that you are joyful. SENSE what’s happening....

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Joy amidst suffering

Joy amidst suffering

We often think emotions are driven by circumstances. It seems that way sometimes. When things go as we want them to go, we label it “good” and feel happy. When things don’t go our way, we label it “bad” and feel sad or angry. It’s the labeling that gives rise to the...

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What is joy?

What is joy?

I searched the web with “Joy is” looking for some help finding the deeper meaning of joy. I landed on compassion.com, a nonprofit organization that gives people the opportunity to sponsor a child living in poverty. They have a long page discussing joy versus...

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