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So much to share, so little time... 30-Days-with-One-Moment-Meditation
Friday, April 30, 2010      4 comments

I cannot believe it is the end of April, but have to admit, I've relished this fabulous spring - everything is gorgeous in Nebraska. I have so much to share from the last three weeks + am learning new things as I catch up with SparkFriends.... Read more
I'm Back
Thursday, April 29, 2010      4 comments

Can't believe it's been over 3 weeks since I've posted a blog... emoticon Today is the last day of class (I l... Read more
Time Off
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      7 comments

I need to finish a paper (or start it whatever the case my be) and prepare for a conference the first week in May. So.... ... Read more
Week Six: Overview
Monday, April 05, 2010      4 comments

It occurred to me that I may not have followed the Rabbi’s outline for coursework as I rambled my way through the previous 5 weeks. To make sure I’ve presented an appropriate overview, here’s what we discussed: “Week 1: WHY MEDITATE: Mindfu... Read more
Sunday, April 04, 2010      5 comments

My sis commented on my blog earlier today and I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it is that something WALKINGANNIE and I did is helping her on her journey. She's 4 years older than me and has always been my idol - always. She's smart and w... Read more
Fifth Week: Clinging & Grasping
Saturday, April 03, 2010      4 comments

As I hope I’ve made clear, the Rabbi taught us to use our breath to anchor the present moment. We focused on our breathing in and out and the quality of our breath. We did not exclude or judge distractions; we simply observed whatever occurred. ... Read more
Fifth Week: Some Tips - Passive Awareness
Friday, April 02, 2010      3 comments

The meditation practice up to now was what Michael termed 'passive'. We were developing a process of awareness, to begin to understand how our breathing affects our mind and bodies (not to mention our souls). As I practice more, I find my b... Read more
Fifth Week: Some Tips - AWARENESS
Thursday, April 01, 2010      1 comments

Michael kept emphasizing awareness of the present. After one class, I sent him a different take on his message (albeit with a religious flavor): "Yesterday is History. Tomorrow is a Mystery. Today is a gift from God. That is why ... Read more
Body Fat Calculators – Beware!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      3 comments

Now that I’ve reached my weight goal, I’m honing in on other healthy aspects. One is sodium intake and the other is muscle tone (or even skin tone). Searching the web, I learned that ‘sagging skin’ means I still may have underlying fat, so I dec... Read more
Fifth Week: Some Tips – BALANCE
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      2 comments

As part of my formal practice, I end with 5-15 minutes of walking meditation. I am blessed to have many floor finishes to walk over; carpet, slate, wood, thick rug, and vinyl. The floor finishes not only give me an opportunity to be aware of the... Read more
Fifth Week: Some Tips - Informal Practice
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      3 comments

Michael gave us several ideas to extend our informal practice: "Try making the first five or so minutes of each meal a time of silent, mindful eating. Try “telephone meditation.” Each time the phone rings, stop whatever you are doing, ... Read more
Fifth Week: Some Tips - Formal Practice
Monday, March 29, 2010      2 comments

Michael suggested we use the gatha meditation (posted yesterday) for a few minutes at the beginning of our formal practice every other day. He wanted us to follow this with our mindfulness of sitting and standing, and a couple of minutes of mind... Read more
Week 5: Some Tips for Your Practice - Questions
Sunday, March 28, 2010      3 comments

Michael posed some questions to think about. "Why are you doing this? Why are your reading this? Why do you sit in one place being aware of your breath and the activities of your mind? Why, when your mind wanders, do you come back to awarenes... Read more
Week Four: Mystical Hebrew Chant - Yu Hu Vu Hu
Saturday, March 27, 2010      1 comments

Yu Hu Vu Hu / Yu Hu Vu Hu [36X] OO is associated with the physical world in which we exist. “The body area in play is the base of the spine, and the spiritual connection is awareness of the relationship that is being forged with us b... Read more
Week Four: Mystical Hebrew Chant - Yee Hee Vee Hee
Friday, March 26, 2010      1 comments

Yee Hee Vee Hee / Yee Hee Vee Hee / Yee Hee Vee Hee / Yee Hee Vee Hee [36X] EE is associated with the entire physical being. “The body area in play is the entire physical body and all its components, and the spiritual connection is o... Read more

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