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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. 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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  12. Please do not give up, when life gets you down.
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  13. I am a new Mindfulness practitioner from Bangalore. I have read a few books on this subject besides reading materials from the web. I wish to learn from the experience of others in this group.
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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. Just started my mindfulness journey, so far I'm feeling great
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  18. I teach mostly to seniors. Since many facilities are still closed, I've been offering classes through zoom. I make my classes fun and lively.
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  19. Hi Gillian and forum members, I did pause and reflect more on Adveita Vedanta and Swami S. Just recently I watched a few more of his youtube videos. There is no doubt about it, I like everything about this good Monk. He has a beautiful heart, a masterful intellect and a good sense of humor. That is not going to change. However, as I listened more I did learn that Swami S. and those in his branch of Adveita Vedanta believe in reincarnation. I uphold their right to that belief but it just doesn't work for me. Also, despite all of his presentations, the question i always have remains unanswered: if we are the thoughts of the Brahman/Atman/God and the way that being gets to know something about itself, what do we thoughts get out of this? Apparently, when we realize we are part of god we become enlightened and get to live in peace and happiness. That is at least some kind of payoff. Actually, the outcome of Enlightenment for the Buddha had that same kind of impact plus it ended his reincarnations. I am not yet sure if they are thought to end with Enlightment for Adveita Vedanta believers. Buddhism and Adveita Vedanta are beautiful and offer many practices to enrich life. I suspect I am going to enjoy their understandings, use the practices and persist with my own ideas and hopefully develop them more. Daniel
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  20. I am always reachable at this https://www.facebook.com/jonpeturkristjansson/ and i visit mindfulnessexercises also every other day ,if anything regarding Info on Iceland Have a good day all day !!!
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  21. Beginning my journey being mindful ,, looking forward to better times
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  22. I just signed up for the 100 Day Challenge! Excited in that this will be a new path I have not ventured down before. I anticipate transformation! see you in the other side. Jim
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  23. Hi Gillian, I had posted on the I AM thread that I was intrigued by Advaita Vedanta and the Swami I watched on youtube. That is still true. However, I found a new Swami by the name of Sarvapriyananda who is more in depth. His series is called "The Ultimate Truth". For some reason, the "get their quickly" approach of Rupert Spira comes in second behind these Indian Swami presentations. They don't care that you understand quickly. This Swami also has great respect for all religions and can discuss their aims with respect. That really appeals to me. While Rupert Spira is headed towards the same goal, this approach works best with my thinking and my personality. This Swami still makes the case that "all is consciousness" for some reason I am not troubled by it when he expalins it. I will say I still have no answer to the question: Consciousness seems to be happy thinking us up. What is it that we "thoughts" get out of this arrangement? My life is dominated by a wish for fairness. Being "just a thought in the mind of consciousness" doesn't seem quite fair to me. Daniel
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  24. I am so Happy to be part of this delighted group
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  25. If there was just one thing I could say to someone I loved today it would be "I'm listening". Really listening means I am open to my loved one and willing to understand. It means I can stop talking and let my love one be and feel heard. Itis relationship nourishing.
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  26. 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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  27. HI David, I have been busy in 3D world and have not been checking in with this community often. I hope all is well with you. Kind Regards, Gene
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  28. "Human beings are poor examiners subject to superstition, bias, prejudice, and a profound tendency to see what they want to see rather than what is really there." M Scott Peck
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  29. I am from Pennsylvania. I work with children with special needs. I am taking the journey to mindfulness to enhance my ability to serve my students, their families and my staff.
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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. you reached 999 posts, are you going to ascend to a higher dimension of consciousness or what hahaha
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  32. Hello I live in Ireland, and I am a Creative Kids Mindfulness Practitioner. I have only just qualified and running my first sessions. I am enjoying them as much as the children. I am also certified in Mindfulness Based CBT. I have practised mindfulness for many years. At the moment I am recovering from bacterial meningitis. I was in a coma for a week and was lucky to survive. I was in hospital for a month. That was four months ago. It was a very traumatic time. I also have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, and so I practice mindfulness now more than ever. I have managed to cut down on a lot of pain meds from a large amount, and that is all down to mindfulness. I am now doing a full mindfulness teacher training course. It will take me a while, but I know I will get there. I am a singer, songwriter and a music therapist. I retired from that after being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, but I probably had a much longer career than a lot of people involved in music, so I am very grateful. I'm not very lucky when it comes to health, but I am coping and managing well. I meditate at least 3 times a day and do several informal practices during the day. I am looking forward to being a member here and meeting you all. Blessings Mary
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  33. I'd like to let everyone know that I recently completed the Seans Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training program.
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  34. Jo, How are you? You have been so quiet that I have grown concerned and hope you are well.
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  35. Hey Gillian, I really wanted to appreciate your kindness and the sincerity to help. you truly have a heart of gold. Thank you ^_^
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  36. Hi Ann, here is a website listing the top Buddha websites: http://www.buddhanet.net/10_best.htm
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  37. 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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  38. Hello friends, I have been a bit swamped at work right now have not had a lot of mental space to participate in forums. I hope to return to regular posting soon. Kind Regards, Gene
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  39. 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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  40. Good day everyone. I am newly registered as a member of this site. Genuinely looking forward to connection and communication with others as we navigate the avenues and convoluted pathways of life . In my travels and extensive life experiences now beyond 6 decades I marvel at the complexities and creativity of the Universe. Each exciting opportunity and challenge has been but a brief interruption along this finite journey. Not to be approached as insurmountable or impossible to breach. I reminisce casually through the catalog of my mind upon the diversity of knowledge and hopefully wisdom gained through occupational experiences and the multitude of interpersonal relationships gathered as a lifetime composite. I am looking forward to gaining more insights via this MINDFULNESS community and hope to share some entries and material from my Mindfulness Blog and Podcasts in the relatively near future. Carpe Diem.........
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  41. Sharing this video to demonstrate the power of programs like Path to Freedom and others that bring mindfulness and other practices to prisoners.
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  42. Welcome @Kamal Malhi i hope you are well in this time of change and keeping safe. I am not on this site often but pleased i signed in and welcome you. How are things where you are? are you finding yourself helping a lot of people at the moment. Your back ground sounds like a lovely life adventure so i hope we can connect. Have a blessed day stay safe and continue your good work Love and light Marisa
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  45. Hi Cecilia, How are you? I hope this finds you well. I just noticed you are from Arizona! I will be there in April getting Qigong Certification. Do You do yoga or dancing type exercise?
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  46. Hello, I am not sure what goes here but will just say I just joined, started my profile and will return. I have to strictly watch my schedule as I can be easily distracted without being mindful of how much time has passed.
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  47. Hi everyone, I'm Wendy and I live on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. I live with my husband and our beloved dog and cat family (3 dogs, 2 cats). We adore animals, nature and the great Aussie beaches. We love our meditations and mindfulness and I adore my QiGong practices. We love music and live a quiet life and follow a plant based lifestyle. I have a background in business and owned one of the first organic grocery stores in Australia in the 1970's/80's. I'm an accredited Tai Chi Instructor and Counsellor and ran my own Stress Management practice for over 20 years. I'm mostly retired now but have an online presence and blog @everydaygetsbetter.com I'm certified to teach Mindfulness through Sean's awesome Mindfulness Teacher Training Course. What a joy to be part of this wonderful forum! Thanks Sean
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  48. Hello All, My name is Marilyn. I am a Clinical Social Worker and a Mindfulness Coach. Looking forward to conversations with you!
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  49. Hi Ro! Thanks for joining I've just added some threads to the forum page and would love to get your insights on any of the topics that interest you if you'd like to get more involved. Let me know if you have any questions!
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    • Hi Gillian, First and foremost I am delighted that you are going to be or already are a mother! Being a mindful mother is the greatest gift you could possibly give to your baby and the world! Felicitaciones a usted as we say in Spanish! Next, I would love to be a member of an online community of mindful people. A membership fee would be fine with me as well. I have loved communicating with you and others over the past several years. I respect any decision you make about continuing on in the new format or not. In all honesty, however your continued involvement with the new venture would be a very strong draw for my membership. Loving, supportive wishes to you in this new phase of your life! Daniel
    • I reflect on myself by doing activities each day and planning it by making a list what I like doing.
    • Thank you for you words @Paggie and @Joanna! Paggie - it has been such a pleasure to connect with you. Thank you for sharing your journey as you moved through it. I appreciate your openness, curiosity, and engagement very much. All the best to you and perhaps we will connect again soon 🙂 Joanna - I'm very glad to hear that the 100 day mindfulness challenge has supported you. Wishing you all the very best in your journey ahead! 🙂 
    • I will miss your everyday e-mails. I am very thankful for your 100 Days Meditation Challenge. It has been my last resort for the better..  
    • Grateful for this space that held accountability for me to complete 100 days meditation challenge. Thanks to Gillian especially for your showing up in every posting, every celebration, every downs and ups, means weight to me. Look forward to new beginning.
    • So glad you are enjoying the continued practices Jhana! Note: I just posted an important update about this community here:  
    • Hi everyone, The post I'm writing today is much different than usual. It comes as we are preparing to close this online community forum as we lay the foundations for a new way of connecting, sharing, and practicing together. As of Wed. August 10th, 2022, this community forum will no longer be active. It is a bittersweet decision as it signifies both 'goodbye's (or 'until next time's) and a new beginning. In the coming week and/or months, the Mindfulness Exercises team will be launching a new membership program. This online community membership will offer more ways to practice together, to interact, and to deepen our shared exploration of mindfulness. If this sounds of interest to you, keep your eye out on other newsletters from Mindfulness Exercises as well the Mindfulness Exercises website.  As the primary moderator of this forum over the past few years, it has been a pleasure to connect with you - to hear of your successes and challenges, your views and past experiences, your applications of mindfulness, and so much more. Thank you so much to all those who engaged with me and others here. We have had people pop in and out over the years and it has always been so lovely to see familiar names show up in these forums from time to time. If this community has supported you in some way, I would love to hear from you. Share your reflections in this thread in the next few days - and if you have any questions at all about the new membership opportunity, let me know. The transition to this new program comes as I prepare for maternity leave. At the end of next week, I will be taking some time away from work and Mindfulness Exercises to get ready for the new arrival and to spend time with the little one when he arrives. I will be back supporting Mindfulness Exercises in a variety of ways (i.e. the new membership program, the teacher training program) in the new year, so I hope to connect with some of you again then. Again, I'd love to hear from you in the coming days if you wish to connect for the last time in this forum. Sending you all many warm wishes for wellbeing and thank you again for showing up here over the months and years 🙏
    • The current study strongly supports the hypothesis that ASMR is related to mindfulness. Individuals with ASMR generated higher scores on the MAAS, a measure of the attentional component of mindfulness
    • Hi Rich, I am Rick. Here are Free Audio Meditations with Scripts for your use for various Practices; hope this helps: https://mindfulnessexercises.com/free-mindfulness-exercises.            
    • Hello everyone.  I am Lazaro Keith from right on the equator in Singapore.  I'm a psychologist who works with trauma (crisis inrtervention and its related consequences).  I've just srrated my journey into Mindfulness and hope to incorporate its fundamentals into my therapy work.  I enjoy riding my Brompton as it brings me to places where I can meditate (by the park, the coast, a park, or a wooded area).  I hope to learn more through sharing and learning from people like you, as well as from reading and practicing with the various exercises.  It's great to get to know all of you.
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