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  1. I just finished the 30 day FitMind program which started at the end of 100 days of Mindfulness. I really want to thank Sean for including this program. I was ready for it and benefitted immensely. Having been a therapist, self awareness has been part of my life's work. With prior experience in that arena, experience in guided meditation, past work on relaxation and stress reduction, this program worked for me after the 100 days of preparation. I re-discovered and am re-discovering past succeses that had slipped out of my awareness. It feels good to have them back! Daniel
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  2. Hello Everyone. Started the 100 Day Challenge and the 14 Day intro to mindfulness.
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  3. Happy to be part of the Mindfulness Community. It all started for me when I was introduced to Thich Nhat Hahn and his book Miracle of Mindfulness. No looking back after that.
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  4. Here’s a link to my music video page if you’re interested in seeing how I sublimate my various issues : https://www.bitchute.com/channel/xkjX0dGc0B38/ Cooking and baking are my other hobbies; here’s a quiche and some honey oatmeal bread:
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  5. Hello, I'm Alexandra and I am new to this group. I recently received my certification to teach Mindful Meditations. I have taught one intro workshop and this coming week I will lead a Mindful Self Compassion Meditation. This is stepping outside of my comfort zone and I am somewhat of an introvert. Hope to learn from this group of likeminded people.
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  6. Hi, I am Mihaela and I am looking forward to learn or better say practice more about Mindfulness since I am trying this for few years. By the way I am living in Cluj-Napoca, Romania Nice to meet you
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  7. Hello dear ones! I am so excited to be a part of this mindfulness supportive community.
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  8. Hi @Ro H. Nice to meet you! Sure I'd love to share! Some of the activities I had as part of my challenge were: 1 minute equal breathing practice Mindful Listening Gratitude Journal Doing 1 activity without multitasking I designed it so that it would promote greater awareness, presence and increased self-compassion. Hope that helps!
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  9. Hi everyone. I'm very glad to share experiences in Mindfulness. This is a gift for everyone. I'm a corporate and Mindfulness Coach and my mission is to help and facilitate leaders to ispire the community to be authentic and be at the service of a deep and high purpose. I live in Italy, in the beautiful Verona.
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  10. Ata Marie I am from New Zealand and work with traumatised children so very keen to learn as much about mindfulness as I can as I believe this will help the children I work with.
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  11. 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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  12. Please do not give up, when life gets you down.
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  13. Where is everyone from? I travel around some but my husband and I split our year between Washington State and Arizona.
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  14. Hi everyone! Excited to be in this group! I've been studying mindfulness and spirituality for about a year now, so I'm pretty new to everything. I'm starting to realize that I've had some experiences before. Unconscious competence, if you will lol. I remember lots of times as a kid when I'd just lay out on my trampoline or some other random place, and kind just space out completely, listening to everything going on around me. I could go from bored to serene. Losing track of time while just simply being present. I'm trying to be more intentional about it, rather than randomly sliding into meditation, but it's challenging to force myself into a session on a schedule. Any advice on this?
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  15. We are all students in life!
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  16. Hi Gillian, If I could bother you this one last time. Today I received the day 130 email, the last day in the fitmind program. After going over all the meditations from day 1 - 130, I realized I never received the day 126 or day 26 in fitmind. I checked my past emails and seen that I went from day 125 to day 127. Day 126 is the Yoga Nidra Final Meditation. There's no rush. Whenever you can find the time, I'd love if you could send me the day 126 email. My email is jdmk@shaw.ca. Thank You, John MacKinnon
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  17. Good morning everyone. I've just found this page after searching for guided meditations by Joseph Goldstein. I've been meditating every morning for several years using Headspace as a recommendation from my therapist, and branching out to Insight Meditation, and others. In the process, I've found some teachers I really like, so I find myself each morning searching out one of them.
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  18. The ability to learn is one of the most overlooked of God's great gifts. So, use it wisely and use it profoundly! D. Reiss
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  19. Just started my mindfulness journey, so far I'm feeling great
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  20. Hi Rick, Yes happy to have a conversation although I am not really sure I can help. I work for a charity and they fund the programme that I talked about, so the incentive is there. As a community nurse myself by background, as well as an educator I have always found that releasing community staff for educational activity appears easier than hospital staff. However in Scotland I do think that the well-being of all healthcare staff is being seen as crucial because of the pandemic and I am hoping that this will increase interest/support for such programme. Thanks for the welcome too!
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  21. I recently watched a dialogue between Swami Sarvapriananda of Adveita Vedanta and Rupert Spira who practices the Direct Approach to Adveita Vedanta. Both speakers and their moderator were always kind and respectful. However, as a life long reader of body language the only thing that kept hitting me was the sense of pain and disappointment on Swami S's face. It seemed clear to me that taking elements of Adveita Vedanta outside of their monastic origins was a difficult thing for Swami to endure. When Swami addresses a group, he talks with consumate knowledge of the origins of Adveita Vedanta through the centuries. He tells stories of past sages and their wisdom. Rupert Spira has none of that in his presentations. He works effeciently to help people realize that at the bottom of their human experience is the primal consciousness or awareness. It is like rapid enlingtenment. However, without a background of the ethics that go with it or the meditation practice to support it I am not sure what this rapidity brings to his listeners. They seem astonished or shocked by this discovery. I wonder if this feels like the gift Rupert hopes they will receive. Others will feel differently. For me, I will take a planful process of discovery echoing the footsteps of sages over quick enlightenment. Daniel
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  22. I live in the Capital of Iceland Reykjavik but the site did not valid that name so Keflavik it is
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  23. Beginning my journey being mindful ,, looking forward to better times
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  24. If a crystal ball could tell you anything what would you want to know? I would want to know why I exist? What is the purpose I exist? Does my existence mean something? Daniel
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  25. I read through a couple books last night and I am hooked as well as captivated and motivated... Thank you all for the suggestions and kindness May you have a great and adventures day
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  26. Hi Gillian, During an interview of Rupert Spira, Depak Chopra mentioned the Advaita Vedenta on which Rupert's work is based. I found a 6 part series on you tube explaining those concepts. After the first one, I could understand the basic concept that Rupert is using and the mode of teaching he uses. The Swami, an older American man, said that the self inquiry is the method of learning recommended by the ":Rishies" either the people who wrote these ideas or the writtem ideas themselves, who or which developed these ideas. The Swami is a plain spoken man and I found it fairly easy to follow him. I suspect he will outline more about the relationship between the divine self as he calls it, and the individual person. It is both similar to and different from some Buddhist ideas. I am going to watch them all. Daniel
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  27. 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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  28. If I were a role model for millions of children I would not change my behavior. I would let children know that I live a real life. For the most part I am happy but I feel all the feelings which most other people have. I would let them know that I am not perfect and don't expect myself to be. I would encourage them to understand that just like they all behave well towards others most of the time but not all of the time, I live that same way. I would also let the children know that I do not like to live my whole life as if a camera is following me just like they wouldn't. I would say I need private time to be alone, with my own friends and family just like they do. I would tell them I want the freedom not to be perfect like they do. I would ask them to think of the good things I do and let me have privacy the rest of the time. If that lack of perfection is disappointing to them, I would remind them that no one behaves their best all the time including them and their parents. Daniel A. Detwiler
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  29. Hi Gillian, I would like to comment on the importance of a system of ethics behind mindfulness meditation. In the West we teach mindfulness meditation as a system on its' own. However, it comes from Buddha and his system of ethics. Those ethics include compassion for self and all other beings, loving kindness self and others and equanimity , being nonreactive to name just a few. Unfortunately, if those who study mindfulness don't see it as part of a transformational set of ethics which predispose them to building a better and more accepting world it might just be a self improvement technique. There is nothing wrong with self improvement. However, continuing to have hatred of others, continuing high reactivity to differences and disrespect for diversity are really not compatible with the direction towards which Budda encouraghed people to move. I would encourage all students of mindfulness and their teachers to investigate the underlying system of ethics and to incorporate them or work on doing so in their daily lives. It is not always easy but always necessary. Daniel A. Detwilertowards
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  30. In a real spirit of gratitude I want to thank Gillian for her sweet comment of my recent birthday post. I also want to let all members know that I feel lucky to be in such a thoughtful and sharing group. Thank you all. Daniel
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  31. I am responding to the question: What area do you want to feel more gratitude for? I love bringing my attention to the now especially if I have started to think about old issues. They existed in the nows of the past, they are over unless I cling to them or am actively averse to them. When I remind myself I am in the current now, those processes stop. I am free, safe and at ease. Thich Nhaht Han says "happiness is available" with an impish smile. I take him at his word, repeat the phrase in a new now and feel the joy. Daniel
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  32. Hi Everyone. I have just joined this community and look forward to benefit from this association with you all
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  33. I am looking forward to embrace the 100 day challenge and the benefits.
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  34. Hello Friends, I just want to let you know that I have been busy in the 3D world and have not had time to follow or prepare blog posts. Life has been busy but I am continuing my mindfulness practice and will check in periodically. For the time being, I won't have time to continue actively posting but I will do my best to check in from time to time. Kind Regards, Gene
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  35. About me: I am founder and CEO of True Synergy, Inc., a professional and organizational development company based in Los Angeles, CA. We specialize in corporate culture, behavior and organizational change. We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary! Our motto is: We Make the Culture Match The Brand.® I have been on the spiritual path for 23 years and developing mindfulness has been a big part of my journey. I have finally come out of the shadows with my spiritual practices as my foundation, leveraging the methodologies of applied behavioral science, psychology and metaphysics, as well as and owning my divine feminine. I have taken all of this and integrated them with my company culture, my coaching, training and consulting work to support my clients and my company's goals. I get to co-create with my clients and become a trusted business advisor. It is just the beginning!
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  36. Hi all, I am returning to work at the office next week after three months of working from home. I won't be able to post as much but will try to focus on a few forums. May you be healthy and safe!
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  37. Hello All I highly recommend this book- true story of an attorney who represents minorities given the death sentence (often innocent people and/or juveniles, as well as fighting for changes in incarceration and helping inmates transfer to life on the outside. There's much more I wont get into. I learned a lot about prison and how The author, Bryan Stevenson, says "the racial terrorism of lynching in many ways created the modern death penalty." That''s one line of many I highlighted. Apparently it is also a movie. sn't sure where to post this, but wanted to recommend an excellent bok
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  41. Welcome. Something is better than nothing. I am sure it will help. There is support systems in place here and it is a nice community. I have been here just a couple weeks myself. I am finding it easy to go through. And easy to find help. Glad you could join in. I am sure we will be discussing some topics.
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  42. As I read your shares here in the community, I find that so much of your story resonates, especially your share on boundaries. I wanted to say hello, and thank you
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  43. Hello everyone. I wrote something earlier, and well..... I don't exactly know where I posted it too lol. I'm from Northern Ontario Canada and excited to have found you
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  44. Hi Everyone! My name is Megan and I'm from Wisconsin. I'm excited to be a part of this group!
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  45. Hello there, not the most app savvy. Which is why I might call myself AnxietyAna. Pleased to join the community.
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  46. Thank you for sharing the online mindfulness event, I'll be attending. I've never attended a multi-day event online before, looking forward to this!
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  47. Hi Vidya! Thank you so much for joining the community. Do you have any particular interests or inclinations when it comes to mindfulness? Feel free to check out the Forum page and share anything that's on your mind in relation to one of the topics.
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  48. Happy to find another community to support and strengthen my mindfulness practice. Clinical social worker here working both with children and adults, welcome sharing ideas, resources, and exercises.
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  49. Hi I’m Sheena. I’m not sure if I’m doing this right! New to forum but practicing mindfulness for a few years and teaching it for the last 3. Thank you for this beautiful connection
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      Hi,  I am a master's degree in Buddhist counseling postgraduate student, and I am looking for ideas for above mention concept. I am practicing mindfulness meditation, and I want to clarify and enrich this title for my final project. Please let me know your ideas and a path to explore this aspect. It will be excellent assistance for me.  Thanks, and stay safe!    With Metts, Lucky
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    • Hello Gillian. thank you for reaching out to me. I have joined this community share.  I value my state of being and my vibration immensely and the vibrations I am experiencing recently are new to me. Although I wish to be of service I still require my full attention to sustain this energy and social networking is distracting to me so I hope you all can forgive my infrequent appearance. That being said I would like to know the policy of this community when it comes to prescribed meditations, breathwork, or other self healing or wellness modalities. I want to share my experiences as I believe my sharing can help others increase their own vibrations. I believe reality is shifting to a higher frequency and I believe the collective consciousness of humanity is meant to shift with it. The more of us shining the brighter the light. So I would like to appropriately share what I have learned to this community. Are there any restrictions regarding suggestions on energy work techniques that I should be aware of. I appreciate your time in consideration of mine. Thank you.  Dan
    • Hi community, I just wanted to let you all know (for those that haven't seen it already) Sean Fargo is leading live online meditations (followed by Q&A) every Thursday on YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn. They are at 9am Pacific time. You can join us here: https://www.youtube.com/c/Mindfulnessexercisesfree/live
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    • Thank you Rick and Daniel for your sentiments! I absolutely agree - an equal relationship does not mean it is always 50/50. Sometimes its 80/20 - and then the same but in the opposite direction. 💗
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