Meditation

Start a daily practice and give your time as a free person lives their life.

It is not an altered state of mind.

Nor calmness, joy or relaxation…

Don’t stop your thoughts.

Don’t sit on a cushion, but on a chair, the bed, the floor, or any way that works for you, inside or outside or both!

Learn to embrace change…

As it is, reality is a meditation.

Please support the effort, and do less harm.

“Monkey Mind”

Here is a great reference to start your search for a cure (lol).

10 Ways to Tame Your Monkey Mind and Stop Mental Chatter

The ‘hurry and worry’ we all feel can be quieted down a lot by spending some time in silence and being more 2) mindful and perhaps 3) meditating more each day.

  1. The first approach is to spend 10 minutes a day being silent.

To become aware is the goal in using any of the mental tools mentioned above.

At some point, the question will be, ‘am I aware of the mess my mind is from moment to moment?’ And, is there anyway to treat myself better?

It would be fair to say my mind is out of control when I ‘hurry and worry’ too much.

In western culture we have religion and mental attitudes that help us, “Keep calm and carry on.”

Consider starting with silence, becoming aware of your “monkey mind” and learning to do a combination of the three suggestions above.

The proper way to deal with harmful stress is to learn to be with yourself. The best way to do this is to become aware of the need for a little silence each day. This will lead to making a decision to stop doing harm to yourself and mind by practicing being more mindful and learning to meditate.

Good luck.

Meditation: Solitude and ‘The Care Of The Soul’

Serenity can be a flow of peace and quiet.

Like when pain is suddenly absent,

The still calm and silent, and being with who I am.

Regardless of the state of mind, always accepting and always present for self care.

The awareness of who I am, all of me: good, bad and ugly.

The practice and ability to do-no-harm.

Let the pain come (lol), I can manage…

Doing, when it matters most

Be mindful now!

There are many people or peoples that reflect the above image or practice.

Does the message kill the practice or is it the messenger?

Does breathing cause us harm when we fall into the habit of shallow breathing?

The experience of being mindful may be its best teacher, but many students will need a Little Rock and roll to get the message across to them.

Check out the sexy app about being mindful now!

Don’t worry, you will find it if it works for you.

Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, M.K. Gandhi,

Cicero, The Cynics, The Stoics,

Tao Te Ching, Mindfulness in Action by Chogyam Trungpa, Meditations for Beginners by Jack Kornfield

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Red Book by C.G. Jung

There are many more roads to living a full life.

International Day of Peace

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political.
— Read on www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-peace-day

The more important question is about day two.

There is a need for continuing the work to a final conclusion:365 a year.

With this actuality, progress can continue to be strived for with concrete outcomes and a direction to improve on the day to day peace, ad infinitum…

Individuals need to be engaged, repeatedly to attempt a dialogue and affirmative action for ongoing continual peace.

John Lennon said it best, “Give peace a chance.”

Day by day, an actual scale to approach for everyone, in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation.

Learning how to meditate through a teacher

www.youtube.com/watch

meditation is essentially awareness,

there are different types of meditations, or form, techniques,etc,

there is no bad way to meditate or to be aware,

there is no need to control awareness, outcomes, or sensations,

all is good and the practice will grow and produce better outcomes,