Loving-Kindness Kinda Day

I sat in a loving-kindness meditation this morning. Also known as metta meditation, loving kindness meditation is a devotional practice that involves sending all beings positive thoughts, warmth, healing energy (I always include a little healing when I’m sending my meditative care packages) and you guessed it – kindness. Since I can’t be with all of my loved ones this holiday, much of my sit was spent thoughtfully and lovingly sending each person, or group, their own meditative care package.

 

 

 

It feels good to practice gratitude and to send kindness out into the world. It was a good sit. I came out of meditation feeling calm and at peace. And the remarkable thing was that those feelings continued to flow even though I walked into my cluttered kitchen and living room. Any anxious feelings that I had when I awoke were gone, and my cluttered home required no reaction. Meditation. It works. It’s a miracle. And it’s free.

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Simple Meditation Method

If you’d like to learn more about loving kindness meditation, there are a lot of great resources of information available. The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society provides easy to follow loving-kindness practice instructions at ContemplativeMind.org. This non-profit organization is based in Northhampton, Massachusetts. Their mission statement –  “The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society transforms higher education by supporting and encouraging the use of contemplative/introspective practices and perspectives to create active learning and research environments that look deeply into experience and meaning for all in service of a more just and compassionate society.”

I’ll definitely be spending some time learning about the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. You just never know what amazing things are happening in your community, especially when you’re manifesting positive intention. I found them by searching for loving-kindness meditation. So thanks Google and Universe!

In closing my dear readers – Please know that I sent you a meditative care package with loads of good things – positive thoughts, healing energy, kindness, love. Thank you for being here. I am grateful for you. May you and yours be happy, be calm, be well, and be free from all suffering.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Much love, many hugs. Namaste ❤

 


Manifesting My Destiny

So I’ve always been a procrastinator. It’s an interesting dichotomy…having a type A personality, and also being a rather talented procrastinator. Procrastination gets really out of hand when I’m stressed. It’s easier to quietly push a challenging task or assignment off to the side while I’m struggling with an anxious, busy, and unproductive mind. Yet procrastination is one of the habits that lead me to this place.

How did I get here? Well…I slipped off the self-care tracks that I started just a few months ago. Two weeks of limited meditation sits and not enough time on my yoga mat to fill my own cup = brain foggy and restless me. Not to mention the Halloween candy and the role sugar plays in my mind, body, and soul feeling sluggish and icky. Yuck.

Thankfully, I meditated earlier. It was a 5 minute sit after my family was up and running for the day. It was loud, and full of distraction. But it did help and I came away with the immortal words of the Doors ringing through my head – “The time to hesitate is through.” It melds nicely with the songs from the full-length, animated feature “Sing” which have invaded my brain for months. But parents – if you’ve got kids and you haven’t seen “Sing,” it’s available on Netflix right now.

Anywho…I’ve decided that procrastination needs to cease. It’s time to really hone in on creating something valuable and important to me. And to me, taking care of my community is what’s important. It’s time for me to really pull down the entrepreneur hat and make my dreams happen. I know I can make a difference in my community and others near and far. I am telling you this so that there is a record of me saying – This is it! I’m doing it! No more screwing around. Procrastination banished!

As always dear readers, thank you for being here. Thank you for keeping me accountable. I am grateful for you and your support. Much love, many hugs. Namaste ❤