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A LOVE MEDITATION

Say the word, “love” quietly to yourself right now, a couple of times, listen to the resonance of it, and wonder about what it means. The word love is one of the sweetest sounds in the language. Listen to how soft it is, soft as a glove.



Depending on how you’re feeling at the moment, you may be a bit defensive when you think about love, or you may embrace the opportunity to enjoy yourself. Accept whatever mood you’re in as part of the experience, and experiment with these… Continue

Added by Larry on January 17, 2010 at 4:17am — No Comments

meditation for invoking joy

Use this practice to rediscover your natural connection with joy.



The more you practice invoking states of well-being, the more available they are. Use the following practice to teach your mind and body to experience joy in the moment. As you invite happiness into your life in this way, you will have more access to a joyful life.



1.Get comfortable and, if you wish, close your eyes. Become aware of your breath, and breathe slowly and deeply. Breathe in relaxation and a… Continue

Added by Larry on January 5, 2010 at 2:42am — No Comments

A MEDITATION FOR A NEW YEAR

Begin by taking a few deep breaths, breathing in the peace of the New Year about to unfold, breathing in the promise of the future….Then exhale, and as you do, let go of your past, and any tensions, worries and fears from the Old Year… Repeat this a few times.



Now reflect on any personal problems, negative qualities or behavior patterns from the last year that you want to release. Step back and observe these problems as a detached witness. Then affirm your intention to leave them… Continue

Added by Larry on December 26, 2009 at 4:52am — No Comments

forgiveness- a meditation

Forgiveness of others, forgiveness of yourself





To practice forgiveness meditation, let yourself sit comfortably, allowing your eyes to close and your breath to be natural and easy. Let your body and mind relax. Breathing gently into the area of your heart, let yourself feel all the barriers you have erected and the emotions that you have carried because you have not forgiven - not forgiven yourself, not forgiven others. Let yourself feel the pain of keeping your heart closed.… Continue

Added by Larry on December 13, 2009 at 10:44pm — No Comments

steps of loving-kindness meditation

The Loving Kindness meditation, taught by the Buddha, is to teach

selfless or altruistic love. Buddha said that “Hatred cannot

coexist with loving-kindness, and dissipates if supplanted

with thoughts based on loving-kindness.”

This easy but very profound meditation can help you to make friends with yourself, give you greater capacity for empathy with other people, reduce your animosity, open your heart, and boost your capacity for love.

Learn here this meditation to… Continue

Added by Larry on December 9, 2009 at 2:12am — 1 Comment

HEART MEDITATION

Heart meditation helps you with your ability to love and also your ability to let things go, both of which are very important in everyday life when dealing with other people, whether its loved ones or just acquaintances. Your ability to love effects your relationships on many levels, the ability to let go is also very important as resentment and anger can build up to dangerous levels if left unchecked.



Heart meditation helps on both of these matters by activating two important… Continue

Added by Larry on November 24, 2009 at 3:33am — No Comments

letting go

The Dalai Lama says that meditation is the cure for every problem. That seems a bold claim to make. When we consider the various small and large problems in our lives, it doesn’t seem that meditation could resolve them. What can sitting in silence, counting our breaths do about the pain we feel in our bodies, or the fear we experience when we face death, or the lack of purpose we sometimes feel, or even the bread we baked that did not rise as it should have? How is meditation a solution for… Continue

Added by Larry on October 29, 2009 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

THE ART OF MASTERING STRESS

Unfortunately, as stress accumulates our own health and fitness goals are often sidelined. We again place what we desire and want for ourselves back on the shelf, because our lives become over stimulated with other obligations. Beating stress is a difficult task, but we have the power and control to survive the holidays and the end of the year frenzy by making just a few changes in our own habits and ways of thinking.



Stress is defined as anything that stimulates you and increases… Continue

Added by Larry on October 24, 2009 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

inner peace

Upon waking meditate on these positive thoughts



I am a peaceful person,



Try to experience the stillness of when peace of my inner mind





I have a peaceful mind .............I am a peaceful person ............



My mind is filled with peace .............. I radiate peace to the world ...............



I feel the wonderful gentle waves of peace flowing across my mind ..........



As these peaceful thoughts emerge in my mind I feel… Continue

Added by Larry on October 21, 2009 at 6:37pm — No Comments

friendship

Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement.… Continue

Added by Larry on October 17, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

PRACTICING MEDITATION..

Sit down, relax your body, feelings and thoughts by whatever methods you know. A few minutes of calm deep rhythmical breaths will make you more relaxed. When advanced on the path you will not need all these preliminaries. Now try to look at your thoughts, as if from the outside, as if they are not yours. Watch your thoughts calmly, without using force, and without being carried away by them or being emotionally involved with them. Whenever you find yourself deviating from the meditation and… Continue

Added by Larry on October 14, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

LET IT GO...

Do you often find yourself feeling drained or lacking in energy? Is there someone that you just can't seem to get over or stop thinking about no matter how much you try to let them go? Or how about those folks at work who just seem to drain the life out of you?



Did you know that you have invisible cords of energy going from you to other people and from them to you? Unless you use meditation to sever them, you have energy cords attached to you that you do not need. You cannot get rid… Continue

Added by Larry on October 11, 2009 at 8:45pm — 6 Comments

hope and courage

Meditation on DESIDERATA

Go placidly amid the noise and haste.

And remember what peace there ay be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all

persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others,

even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations

to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become

vain and bitter; for always… Continue

Added by Larry on October 4, 2009 at 9:54pm — No Comments

HEALING MEDITATION

Healing Meditation

Please try this meditation to relax and heal the body mind and soul.



Sit in a comfortable position



Start to imagine that your body is slowly filling with light, starting from the feet and slowly moving upwards



As the light is moving up your body ----- feel that this light is relaxing the muscles and your mind.



Now imagine that any areas of disease or pain in your body is surrounded by a dark shadow which represents the… Continue

Added by Larry on September 30, 2009 at 10:40pm — No Comments

loving-kindness-positive attitude

One translation of the Buddha teachings on loving kindness reads, in part, as follows:



"This is what should be done

By one who is skilled in goodness,

And who seeks the path of peace:

Let them be able and upright,

Straightforward and gentle in speech.

Humble and not conceited,

Contented and easily satisfied.

Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.

Peaceful and calm, and wise and skillful,

Not proud and demanding in nature

Let… Continue

Added by Larry on September 29, 2009 at 7:09am — No Comments

acceptance and patience-a meditation

Please put your attention on the breath for a few moments.



Find patience and acceptance in your heart for your own difficulties, your own mistakes, …for all the things that you think about yourself which you might not like. Find the acceptance and the patience to endure that in your heart. Let the patience and acceptance grow so that they fill you from head to toe, a feeling of ease. And with that love arises and you can surround yourself and embrace yourself with… Continue

Added by Larry on September 27, 2009 at 5:22pm — No Comments

the wisdom of whales

Self-acceptance is inherent in all animals and can be best understood by observing nature. At Puerto Madryn in Argentina, for example, dozens of right whales come to breed in the calm waters surrounding the Valdes Peninsula. It is amazing to get close to such enormous creatures. They are the biggest animals in the world and surely among the most powerful, yet all they do is radiate love. It’s incredible. It’s all you can feel. They are pure peace, pure love, and yet they are so big. They look… Continue

Added by Larry on September 24, 2009 at 11:44pm — No Comments

music and meditation*

Music has a lot of power. It can make you laugh, it can make you cry, it can bring back memories long forgotten and it can help you create new ones. I love music and my tastes are about as eclectic as they come. Music of any type or genre can be enjoyed if it speaks to you in just the right way. My parents brought me up to give any and all music a try, if I liked it: great, if not: that's fine too. I played a few instruments as a kid, primarily the flute and piccolo and I played in a variety of… Continue

Added by Larry on September 20, 2009 at 8:08pm — 1 Comment

gratitude mediation*

Gratitude Meditation

Gratitude meditation is one of the most powerful and rewarding exercises we can practice. To develop an attitude of gratitude creates contentment, true happiness and bliss. Gratitude makes us feel good and meditation helps us to a state of deep relaxation and contemplation.



Gratitude meditation can be incorporated together or you can spend a few minutes before you meditate doing some deep breathing relaxation techniques while you think of all the things you… Continue

Added by Larry on September 20, 2009 at 4:48am — No Comments

LOVE [metta]

LOVE (Metta)







Love, without desire to possess, knowing well that in the ultimate sense there is no possession and no possessor: this is the highest love.







Love, without speaking and thinking of "I," knowing well that this so-called "I" is a mere delusion.







Love, without selecting and excluding, knowing well that to do so means to create love's own contrasts: dislike, aversion and hatred.







Love, embracing all… Continue

Added by Larry on September 18, 2009 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment

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