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  1. I have noticed over the holidays that one way I try to show love is to do chores without being asked. My wife cooks dinner and I do all the pots and pans, rinse the dishes , load and unload the dishwasher. I do the laundry and fold and put it all away. I always get a thank you which feels good. However, I like doing this chores myself. It feels quite fair. Our lives flow more easily because there is no “issue”. And on the rare days I am tired Of one of my tasks, I can let my wife know and she graciously goes ahead with the chore herself. I think this is one part of living a loving life which is my goal for this year. I have done the dishes already today and my wife cooked us lunch. It is such a simple arrangement but it works. And, I thank her for every meal she cooks. Daniel
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  2. to extend compassion to everyone especially the challenging entities in my life do more breathwork meditate more lol will probably do this on a rotational basis....
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  3. Yes, this year it's to talk less, but with more intent and purpose, and to listen more.
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  4. Many of us are now in the winter months, myself included. And as I started reflecting on this season this morning, I remembered there was an article published last winter about how to practice mindfulness during this season. The link is below, but I'd also like to find out from you: Do you notice a difference in your mindfulness practice between the seasons? What is your mindfulness practice like in the winter? What sorts of things do you do to nurture yourself at this time of year? Share your thoughts here if you'd like. https://mindfulnessexercises.com/6-mindfulness-exercises-for-wellbeing-in-winter/#t-1607662732876
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  5. Generate a tone with your imagination and tune its frequency to your heart chakra to start and settle into relaxed abdominal breathing with your awareness in the center of your chest. If you can harmonize your imaginary tone with the vibration of your heart chakra it will open.
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  6. I am glad you mentioned that caring acts aren’t always balanced. One person being Ill or having a busier schedule can change who does more of what. With caring regard and good communication things can work out. Showing each other appreciation helps us tremendously. I also want to say that I hope you are both well! Daniel
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  7. This year I wish to explore my spirituality and to conquer my fears with regard finances.
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  8. I have learned that sometimes you just have to let loose. Life is limited and try new things!
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  9. The word for me for 2022 is the word Love. My intention for 2022 is to cultivate a relationship with God. God who lives in me and makes His home. Learning to be present in my daily life is key in the pursuit of my intention and word for the year. Meditation, contemplation and prayer are some of the ways of becoming more present in my daily life. Ways in which I will be implementing on the daily. Peace.
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  10. In what ways does this affect your perceptions of or experience with this person? as per the practice we are sending the good wishes to the people of different thoughts/conflicts .But i have a doubt , people remain the same .Whether our good wishes and thoughts change their mind ? Whether we can change the other people thought positively through this practice ..or is it a practice for our mind easing .? Reflection of this practice : My mind is clear and paved the way for what to do next
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  11. Ahhh, so true, Gillian....when we hold our breath and be in that space...that Non-Doing, & just Be....
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  12. 1. Areas of my life where I can be more forgiving are … Towards me and my family. What ever the happenings of my life like small misunderstandings 2. If I were more forgiving of these areas, it would allow me to … it will allow me to move on further in my life. Self compassion , really i need this one for my current mind state. Actually i find this practice of self compassion as a remedy or a solution to the stress which im facing . Mind is very clever.When it listen to the positive word of kindness , it console itself and then only accepted the difficulty . I would like to pursue this self compassion consistently.
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  13. This is a great meditation to realize when I am upset at someone that hurts my feelings, that they are just like me with different feelings, but they have problems too just like I do. It has really made me spread more loving kindness to them and they hurt too but in different ways.
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  14. Iam Nelly from Egypt Iam yoga and meditation teacher Iam interested about meditation and self awarness I joined this group in order to grow myself more through discussions together
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  15. I am working on a meditation series based on the seasons and thought I'd pose a question to the community based on this notion: If your inner world were a season, what season would it be embodying right now? Spring, summer, fall, and winter each carry unique energies, gifts, and purpose. For instance, spring to me is a time for expansion and new life, whereas autumn is about slowing down, turning inwards, and surrender. You might have your own interpretations of the seasons, but in any case, I invite you to share a few thoughts on what inner season you might be experiencing right now. Personally, I find myself slowly thawing out of winter, coming into an inner spring. New ideas are coming to me and I am slowly cultivating the energy to step into them.
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  16. This winter, I just see my bed. Because my workload is increasing and making balance in home and work is difficult for me because of the timing issue. I also have some health issues due to being overstressed. So after this, I started meditation with music. It gives me relief. I have been practising for a few days. So maybe it takes time.
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  17. One of the lessons I've learned this year is that I cannot be everyone's 'cup of tea' so-to-speak. For much of my life, I have yearned to be 'liked' by everyone. It has become clearer to me this year that this pursuit is futile, and that what I need to focus on is truly loving myself.
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  18. Hello, Thank you for raising such a question. My body needs continuous 8 hours of sleep. Also, my shoulders need to get rest as they are always tensed.
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  19. Love this MIss Dee! Children are such a gift! My grandson and son make me feel more alive and also my husband. Having wonderful memories of my other family members also make me feel alive with awesome Blessings!
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  20. Yes, I am so happy with this exercise and I feel, especially after being ill this week. Finding things that make me happy in my mind and gratitude just really help me with positivity and light! Breathing, Happy, Appreciation!
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  21. Thank you Judith! So grateful for the breath! It is such an amazing thing to be able to breathe, as I have found out with being ill. It is a beautiful thing!
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  22. Hi Gillian! Thank you so much for this. I have been finding winter to be almost like a blanket for me to rest and seek shelter. My husband was tested positive for covid on Saturday and then I was on Tuesday. I was thinking of all the things that upset me and with my birthday coming on Saturday, Dec 18, and then I just started meditating and focused on gratitude! I was so thankful that we could stay home in being quarantined and not be in the hospital. We had anitbodies given to us at the hospital and then sent home with wonderful instructions, and someone calling every day to check on us. We are not on respirators, and I even have been dancing slowly in between sleeping. lol I have a shopper that is delivering our food, and his boss gave him vacation pay with him not being able to work until next week. The winter is like a new breath of snow and light coming upon us to realize how Blessed we really are! I hope you are doing well! You are wonderful Gillian! Thank you!
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  23. Yes! I set both, actually. I have found that when I do, I manifest most everything I have written down. I revisit my goals on a regular basis...at least once a month, so that they are a guiding light for my year. I typically set new years intentions in January, tweak them from January until Spring Equinox and then start taking more sustained action on them at the Spring Equinox. I live according the moon cycles so that helps me, also. Goals and resolutions give me purpose.
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  24. Hello and welcome! Before I found mindfulness practices, meditation didn't seem to be achievable for me. Mindfulness meditation has proven to be a game changer. Like you, finding my life purpose has been so fulfilling. Nice to meet you!
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  25. Greeting to everyone, and I hope your day is treating you well! I am a new member of this community and I am excited to share more about myself. I have been meditating for about two years, and I have never seen a significant change in my life. I can find peace through strenuous days of my life, but I feel more achieved through the little actions. Finding that inner purpose has given me the importance of what matters in life, and I would love to hear from you and your life experiences as well! Have a wonderful day!
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  26. Beautiful reflections, Narmadha. You might enjoy this article - https://mindfulnessexercises.com/8-self-compassion-exercises-to-enhance-the-relationship-you-have-with-yourself/
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  27. I'm really enjoying this exercise (and your reflections) of three words to describe one's present moment experience. For me in this moment: Melting snow. Full-bellied. Quiet. Melting snow is two words of course, but it felt fitting for what I am taking in through my eyes.
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  28. Watching and listening to my 4 year old granddaughter.
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  29. You are on the right track. Stay focused, remain grateful and take in every moment today.
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  30. And thank YOU Gillian for your wonderful support! You are an amazing person and I appreciate you with all my heart!!!
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  31. Thanks so much, Gillian...off to another Dr's appt. today...just came from david Treleaven's Meet up...which he is putting at rest "for a while"...he will be Producing, a TSM Workbook, which was Super to hear...:)...anyway, there were 173 of us on his call:).
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  32. Hi everyone, Im new to this community. Can somebody take me under their wing and help me find my way round, and understand the real benefits and value of this site. Eagerly waiting to meet like minded 'mindful' people. Thank you
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  33. Autumn is always a mixed bag for me. I love it-the colors, the cooler weather, the sense of coziness that come with it, the resuming of cooking and remembering what it is do cook at that time. There is a bit of nesting that goes on too. At the same time I know what follows-cold, snow, paying for heat and the last one stresses me out even more than when I lived somewhere a little warmer. Though not terrible mindful I am sure I can feel the fall coming even occasionally during the summer. It is a beautiful and wonderful season though with pumpkins and the leaves and the smells and I will say that unlike most (all?) I like the earlier darkness. I also really like the quote.It really gives the feel of the season.
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  34. To anyone looking for a podcast that explores 'wintering' as it refers to the microcosm of our own unique cyclical nature, this is a lovely talk that I just stumbled upon this morning: https://onbeing.org/programs/katherine-may-how-wintering-replenishes/
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  35. I am just seeing the photos now. Great shots! And it is lovely to hear that you found a singing bowl from a small shop near to you.
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  36. Oh, it is lovely that you are looking to use a singing bowl Rick! And thanks for your seasonal reflection
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  37. We are in Late Fall, tho prepping for Winter, with New Horizons ahead as I begin to embody all the Facets of Meditation! Exploring purchasing a Singing Bowl for Sound Meditation looking ahead!
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  38. I'm sharing a response to this question offered by @Daniel A. Detwiler (reposting from my profile to this thread with his approval): The question I am responding to is what season describes me and my life. At age 73 I wo uld say Autumn. That season is often warm, sunny and filled with blue skies. The leaves which turn color here in Illinois are always beautiful. They have an earthy smell when piled up and a nice curnch when you walk on them. Later, the month grows colder. There are days which darken sooner and things turn colder towards winter. Indoor activities heighten with warm good, cider and mulled wine shared with friends. My life is in the stage of Autumn. I have plenty of good and warm relationships. Walking in the park on warm days is wonderful. I watch my grandson play flag football and marvel at his coordination and his height which surpasses mine. My granddaughter and her girl scout Troop is readying for the annual Scare Crow contest during the pumpkin fest at the arboretum. Her dancing classes yield a more lovely and strong young woman. They are my harvest. As Khalil Gibran says " they live in the house of the future which you can't visit even in your dreams". They will reach it however, and carry me in their hearts with them. My spiritual growth continues. After growing up Christian their is room in my life for the Buddha, his ethics and practices which enhance my understanding of Christianity. Mindfulness helps me recognize that my energy is part of the vast existence of Consciousness which is known in loving presence. I lived a life of helping others. I didn't do things perfectly but I did things mostly well. While my wife and I have a lot to liive for and to experience I feel some increasing readiness for peace and I mean the final peace. When my time is over, I suspect I will welcome whatever happens or doesn't afterward. Daniel
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  39. Thanks to all for your answers! Paul, you bring up a really important point which is that, in different ways, we embody and express different seasons at the same time. Perhaps in one area of life, we feel the blossoming of spring and summer... and yet in another, we can feel still, contemplative, and inward-oriented. The seasons for me also change rapidly. I haven't read too much about it yet, but I know that the female menstrual cycle can be broken down into different energies and seasons that affects us accordingly. So that is something I am always working with as well!
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  40. Winter. The withering season, but it still teems with energy. There is nothing like the sun shining on a clear, cold, crisp day, especially if there is newly fallen snow it sets glittering. Still, the days are shorter, shortening more, and I spend more time inside.
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  41. Like you, Gillian - SPRING! The first thing that "sprang" to mind! I feel a season of hope and possibilities unfolding inside me as I breathe new life into my business! Great question!
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  42. Interesting! Thanks for sharing this! This free Mindfulness of Eating course includes a training on The Hunger Scale: https://mindfulnessexercises.com/free-online-mindfulness-courses/mindfulness-of-eating/
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  43. Is anyone else familiar with the seven hungers? This book by Jan Chozen Bays has really shifted my awareness of which part of me is hungry when I eat/am craving something: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5776663-mindful-eating
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