To all of the mindful practitioners who requested resources in your home town- I offer these suggestions: free meditation practice in your community. I hope you find these resources useful and convenient.
What are other mindfulness tools you utilize? Please share them with our community here on the Savor Blog. If you're new to this discussion and looking for support in your home town, let us know. We are here to help each other touch greater peace and happiness.
I enjoy this Sunday and contemplate the beauty of each moment. I drink a cup of tea and consider the vapors that move through my nose and mouth, the tea soothes my throat, calms my mind and warms my being.
A Sunday Reflection for Savoring:
The past is already gone.
It is not the present.
With each present moment, there is an opportunity of a new beginning.
It is human for all of us to have negative emotions on a daily basis unless we are a seasoned mindfulness practitioner who knows how to prevent and transform them. Whenever a negative emotion arises, be it anger, despair, sadness, frustration, fear, or anxiety, repeat the following gatha (verse) silently to yourself for three to six in-breaths and out-breaths. Breathing in, I am aware of my anger/despair/sadness/frustration/fear/anxiety. Breathing out, I embrace my anger/despair/sadness/frustration/fear/anxiety.
In our daily lives, we often find ourselves having to wait in line. Sometimes we get irritated by the wait. It can be the checkout line at the supermarket, the security-check line at the airport, or the pickup line at our child’s school. Being in a line is a great opportunity to sneak in mindful breathing and refresh yourself. Breathing in, I use this time just for myself, to unite my body and mind. Breathing out, I feel refreshed.