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  4. Lovely to hear from you Daniel. Thank you for sharing all of this. I am very glad to hear that loving kindness practice has been of great support for you - and withdrawing from the news a bit more. I have stepped away from Instagram for half a year as a way of supporting my wellbeing and reconnecting with inner peace (easier some days than others). I long for deep, honest, open-minded conversation, something that Instagram just does not have the capacity to provide. I'm grateful for connections with new people who I can be my authentic self with and with whom to share those rich dialogues that I long for - those that truly nourish me and remind me I'm supported and connected. The weight of the world is indeed a lot to carry. I feel it, too. I am sending loving prayers your way, Daniel.
  5. Hi Gillian and everyone on this thread. I had been worrying and feeling burdened by the state of the planet and the blocks to progress here in the United States. I took stock and withdrew from the nightly newscasts and cable channels. I read a brief synopsis on the internet in the morning and that is it. I am "taking refuge" as advocated especially by Tara Brach. My refuge is in the Loving Kindness Meditation. To me it is a prayer and I pray it often throughout each day. My way of doing that is to address the words to "all that is". May all that is be filled with loving kindness. May all that is be safe and protected. May all that is be protected from inner and outer harm. May all that is be healthy. May all that is be happy. May all that is live with ease. I can't really describe the sense of relief it gives me to pray this prayer. I recognize it is my way of "doing something" about all the things I care about. I also have done my own version of RAIN. That has brought some real benefit. I have reappraised my life and relationships. I recognize now the good I did and do and where I failed/fail. I can now live better with both. When thinking of those who can't see getting a vaccination as a service to all others on planet earth, I say the loving kindness prayer. To Mitch McConnell and those others who oppose any good plan to promote equality and care in America, I say the loving kindness prayer. This is my refuge. I have worked on forgiving those who have caused me hurt or injury. I am making progress. Letting go of anger and hurt is not easy but brings out the energy I used to use to feel those feelings. I am following Rick Hanson's guidance to soak in the goodness I feel whenever I feel it. He encourages us to let it grow and expand and it is getting easier. That has led me to recognize and be filled with gratitude for everything good that has happened and is happening in my own life and the lives of others. I enjoy this focus on the good. For me, it is empowering and uplifting. I only spend time with friends who feel grateful as well. I try to share positivity with all those I encounter daily in public by greeting them warmly and wishing them a good day or helping in some simple way. Every simple act seems well received and doing them helps me. At this hour of my life, I have decided that this is what I can do to make life better. Daniel
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  7. Its very challenging indeed! I have to give you the recognition it deserves when you practice these principles. I guess when people are rude, it's because they have inner turmoil and we can feel gratitude that we aren't in their shoes at that moment.
  8. If I may, Mindfulness is about having that curiosity & an attitude of Non-judgemental, yet if the judgement remains to accept what is & attempt to soften that feeling. It's all a process...
  9. Hello, I am interested in getting or learning exercise that help me to stay consistent . I always start something I like, then in the middle of it, I loose focus, and interest. I don’t like this issue in me.
  10. Losing weight and exercising will not be ANY easier to motivate yourself to do in 5 years, so get your Mojo on and get going!!
  11. Love, Kindness & Respect are my core guiding principles nowadays. It certainly is not easy at times when people are rude. When a situation is challenging I pause and inhale slowly then exhale and respond in a rational way with love majority of the time.
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    Thyla

    Hi my name is Thyla would love to learn more about meditation
  13. Welcome to the community @REV DR GERALD J OLSESKI! Thank you for sharing a bit about your experience/background. What types of meditation do you practice or have taken courses on?
  14. Hi Rick, Thank you for sharing so openly and honestly here. I am so sorry to hear of all of your losses, and the grief that comes along with those. Discovering Francis Weller's work through this video has been very helpful for me. He puts words to things that I have felt but never been able to articulate so well. Hygiene of the soul... yes, a beautiful phrase. As you pointed to, many people talk about taking care of the brain or the body or even the emotional body, but our soul needs are often left unattended. I wish you lots of self-care and support during this time Rick - and I am very glad you are finding meditations that offer what you need.
  15. Hi, I've been meditating for around 8 years, and it has changed my life. It was one of the foundations that brought me back from the far edges of chronic stress and anxiety. I'd now like to share and teach the power of meditation, and help people who are in the same position I was. I was wondering if anyone on this board has taken the course and if you could give me you thoughts and comments? Many thanks , take care Daniel
  16. At 11 years old, I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. With reflection, I have come to see the real reason behind this.. I was fascinated about being in a peaceful place
  17. Please do not give up, when life gets you down.

  18. My name is Rev Dr Gerald J Olseski. I have been meditating since 2011, off and on. I have been taking classes and courses in Meditation since 2015. I am a crisis counselor.
  19. Gillian, I read your Blog & was touched by it...somehow we need more a Community of Spirit; sometimes, I have had temporary ones, then, they seem to go away; even the temporary ones do not sustain themselves...our earth speeds as if we have to catch up with it... I joined your Meditation of "Letting-Go"; it was what I needed today, so thank you:)...Kristin Neff & Christopher Germer, say: ”Mindfulness says, ‘Feel your Suffering with spacious awareness’. Self-Compassion says, ‘Be kind to yourself when you suffer’”.
  20. I just spotted this post from August-so much to respond to here; this Video is every enlightening; as I am grieving the loss of my Brother this past week, I grieve for the loss of my whole, Family cause I am the Sole survivor of my immediate Family; I also grieve for the loss of my Youth, cause I can no longer Run, as I use to run 10K races in my Youth. Francis recovery so much, I seem to be a loss for words, except, when I called a Colleague RN I use to work with, hearing the News about my Brother, I called her immeditately hoping she would provide some comfort, & Nada...she never returned my call...so that too was a loss; just to be able to express my Grief and acknowledged would have been somewhat calming. The fact our Planet is so rapidly changing; it's like the Soul of our earth is being ripped out from underneath us very unexpectantly too....to hear about "the hygiene of the Soul" is great way to put it. Jon Kabatt-Zinn speaks about taking care of our "Brain Health". As a practicing Catholic, we have the Traditions, i.e. "Rituals" of Practice I get to experience; I participated in 2 Mens' Retreats where any Topic/Feelings were expressed; that became deeper for me...so I had those positive experience...this deserves to be viewed again, over & over to remind us of who we are on so many levels. Thank you, Gillian for sharing.
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