Three Treasures Practice

Please join me and colleagues through January 7, 2020~
At the top of every waking hour visualize yourself with an open heart as you repeat and live into the following words:


For You:
• May I now be filled with loving kindness
• May I now be safe and protected
• May I now be resilient in mind and body
• May I now live with ease and joy

At the top of the hour pause wherever you are and join us in the Three Treasures Practice..

Visualizing a Beloved
:• May you now be filled with loving kindness
• May you now be safe and protected
• May you now be resilient in mind and body
• May you now live with ease and joy


Visualizing an Enemy Image
:• May you now be filled with loving kindness
• May you now be safe and protected
• May you now be resilient in mind and body
• May you now live with ease and joy


Visualizing all Sentient Beings:
• May we now be filled with loving kindness
• May we now be safe and protected
• May we now be resilient in mind and body
• May we now live with ease and joy

Until January 7, 2020…

…I am committed to living life without reading, watching, listening and discussing current world events.

Instead I will do The Three Treasures Practice at the top of the hour for one minute and include it in my daily shamatha practice.

Here is the link for The Three Treasures Practice and Study abstract.
https://mindfulnesscoachingschool.com/presentations/the-three-treasures-practice-abstract/

Posting this commitment is being accountable to yesterday’s Mentor Coaching Class with Jeanna as my coach, Meg, Jim and Anne-Sophie as witnessing colleagues.

Buzz me an email if you would like to join me sans news while incorporating The Three Treasures Practice.

Stories…

What stories are you telling yourself?
What belief systems do they arise from?

Imagine if you stepped back and let the stories unfold without you.

Without your delegation, what story now arises?

And more importantly…
What arises in you without stories?

Engaging in Focusing and Bearing Witness

Can keep depression away…

191205 Gandolf focused on the hanging crystal while bearing witness to all that is.

Why? Because with mind training the negative self-talk, stagnant qi and isolative behavior of depression is put in the back parking lot of your mind to rest.

Make this your own personal experiment:
Let your eyes focus on an inanimate object. Notice. Keep focusing. Notice what arises in you? Keep focusing. Bear witness on your world just like Gandolf the Cat is doing. What do you notice about your thoughts? Keep focusing in tandem with bearing witness. What do you notice now?

To know more about how mindfulness can be an antidote to depression enroll in The Art of Engaged Mindfulness class. Here’s the academic calendar link to view our Winter, 2020 classes.

"A Wandering Mind Is An Unhappy Mind"

Harvard researchers concluded A Wandering Mind Is An Unhappy Mind based on studying the daily focus and mood of thousands of peoples.

It was discovered that when the mind is unfocused it defaults to what hasn’t worked in our lives.

What is the antidote? A focused mind. A focused mind is a happy mind.

When your mind wonders, rein it in by focusing on your breath, a mantra, a mandala or a project. Let yourself be immersed. Get into the flow of focus.

Scientific evidence shows focus quiets the monkey mind, down-regulates the nervous system and increases our abilities to be attentive to others and less on ourselves.

The less focused we are on ourselves the happier and more content we are.

The In-Between State

Between the inhale and the exhale is….the gap.
Let yourself rest there.
What do you witness?

Between the exhale and the inhale is…the gap.
Let yourself rest there.
What do you witness?

How is the In-Between State a metaphor for your life?