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    Hello Everyone. Started the 100 Day Challenge and the 14 Day intro to mindfulness.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hello dear ones! I am so excited to be a part of this mindfulness supportive community.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    you reached 999 posts, are you going to ascend to a higher dimension of consciousness or what hahaha
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    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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    Hi Everyone. I have just joined this community and look forward to benefit from this association with you all
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    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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    I'd like to let everyone know that I recently completed the Seans Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training program.
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    I am looking forward to embrace the 100 day challenge and the benefits.
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    Jo, How are you? You have been so quiet that I have grown concerned and hope you are well.
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    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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    Hi Ann, here is a website listing the top Buddha websites: http://www.buddhanet.net/10_best.htm
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Welcome to the community Oliver
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    Welcome to the community Kusala
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    Welcome to the community Heather
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hello there, not the most app savvy. Which is why I might call myself AnxietyAna. Pleased to join the community.
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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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