Pause for just a moment. Breathe deeply and exhale.
•Watch what emerges as your mind begins to settle with each inhale and exhale. •Watch attentively and breathe even deeper into it. •Breathe into the not knowing. •Exhale any stagnant qi. •Dive deep into and engage with loving awareness.
Not getting it? Go slower….have your breath become your ally…
And now try again,. This is why it is called a “practice”…. ( – ;
The month News Fast gave me many teachings and gifts.
Just like sitting on my cushion in a ten day silent retreat the first few days were a bit rough with Monkey Mind wondering what was going on out there in the world. Wondering what wasn’t going on. Curious about what might be happening that I needed to know about. Endless mind chatter the first few days.
And then the benefits began. I slept better. I had more time for Loving Kindness Meditation. I exercised more. I began minimalizing my home and lifestyle. My body felt more relaxed and more alive. I had energetic flashes of when I was a little girl and how much I loved living.
Realization: The daily news is a cluttered cluster of energies that I don’t need nor want in my life. I will continue being engaged in the world but there are better ways than reading or watching or listening to the daily news.
(Confession: I did watch the stock market and cryptocurrency.)