As we spend some time each day meditating on LOVE and GRATITUDE we find more of both in our days and our lives. As we slow down our breathing and find the little spaces between breaths, we give our minds a break from thinking– finding clarity, direction and above all else, a sense of peace. This alone will do wonders for our physical health as we reduce stress and blood pressure, our mental health as the brain cells surprisingly fire up in this state and our spiritual health as we find that calm that comes quite quickly when we allow ourselves this time to detach from the all the chatter that goes on in our brains all day (and sometimes night).
The people at GoGratitude refer to us as Blooming Humans as together we all will grow from the journey of 42 days of daily meditation on all things love and gratitude. Note the small seeds you would like to nurture for your future as you go along YOUR journey.
Just for today…
“Feel every breath as a prayer of Gratitude. Peacefully meditate on the space between each breath, and contemplate the Beauty of the Dream Seed Within Thee.” (Thanks to our friends at GoGratitude for this suggestion)
The Meditation in Everyday Life course, a seeris of five weekly classes, provides a useful small-group format for practicing sitting and talking about readings and the overall experience of mindfulness, awakened heart, awareness, etc. Having attended the Tuesday dharma gatherings for a few weeks, I felt ready to take the next step by signing up for this class. I now sit for 15-30 minutes several times each week and have already found, in this exceptionally beginner state, that a quality of simultaneous focus, compassion, and detachment has crept into my daily life, whether on the subway, in the office, or navigating new social environments. It’s easier to be still, and I’m much more curious about the many tricks my mind uses to pull me out of the present moment.