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  1. Gillian : It is about changing how we relate to or perceive this person and trying to connect with who they are at their core. I will try to connect with the person who they are .
  2. 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
  3. Journaling Prompts: 1. Things that I’m most grateful for in my life are … God , Parents ,Brothers and friends 2. Areas of my life where I’d like to cultivate more gratitude are … surroundings and self gratitude as iam giving more importance to others and their feelings ..Need more attention to myself ,my mind and my life ,self care and self compassion from there need to express self gratitude
  4. Thanks Gillian for your forever support!!! yes we should feel happy atleast we are learning it now.
  5. What do you notice with regard to your mood or behavior as a result from this practice? I observed my awareness moved from me to the person whom i love and care and then to new people and to my family and then to universe and then back to me. I felt the openness and generiousity to wish everyone around us and kind of something great feeling !!!awesome .. "May i be well May i be happy may i be live with ease and May they be well may they be happy may they live with ease " has the power Interesting to do more
  6. im thinking about others and mind always thinking about others and others problems ....so want to care for me ... Feeling lonely Love yourself!!! care for you and prioritise your thoughts and feelings!! Be responsible for you and your well being Also want to tell myself ...im your friend !!!i m there always for you. self compassion needs to be developed
  7. How does this impact how you engage in your day? First of all im happy to be come back again here .. i listened to this video more than 7 times. Usually we will not aware of sound smell and sight at a time ..like being concious all the time . i felt like something i was missing in my day to day life like being awareness of sound smell sight at each moment. no one will teach us like this in a practical way of life. We should follow being aware of smell sight also sound at each moment. will try it out . The words in the video : "noticing the sounds around you noticing the smell noticing the sight feel the feeling sense the sensation" lingering in my mind
  8. 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.
  9. similar comment shared before - that respond and reflection are the more difficult parts --> oh is it ? i thought im the one who is facing the difficulty. Repeating this exercise again and again to get over the difficulties ..but i got the feeling of kindness and love towards me as a remedy for stress through the next excercise SELF COMPASSION .. Here the key is acknowledging the difficulties
  10. Q.) What were the signals that a trigger response or stress was present? Felt the tightness in the chest and hardness in the mind Q.) What parts of SBNRR were easy for you? Difficult? stop and breathing is easy..respond and reflection was difficult Q.) How did practicing SBNRR impact the outcome of the situation? Self compassion and smile at the end made me to feel relaxed
  11. I will take your technique just pause and watch the breath!!! to follow further to destress. do you follow deep breath or you follow the natural rhythm? As we have seen taking few deep breaths also relax our mind ..which one to follow? this doubt arises as we are practicing many techniques to relax
  12. What impact did stopping and practicing a minute of silence have on your next activity? its very simple excercise ...like a revision to the previous class session ..just bringing back the awareness to the current moment when mind wanders ..kind of refreshment to the next activity..Actually to be frank , i felt asleep after completing my previous body scan excercise ..then i started this simply stopping ..i felt like a refreshment to the next activity for the evening. wonderful experience !!!
  13. Q.) How does the way you use your body impact how you feel? Q.) How others respond? How does attention on your body language and breathing impact your communication? Actually , i dont feel any impact ..just i followed the video instructions ..awareness flows through the different area of from down to top of the body parts.I did not feel the bone or muscle .. when we put attention on our body language and breathing ...my concentration not going to the conversation ..what i think is to sync body and breath , it will take time it seems i dont know how long ?? people to people it differs ..Let me practice more
  14. 1.Some effects of this practice period for me have been … I believe the effect may be very big when we practice continuously.As a beginner for me , the effect which i felt is my mind is constantly telling me to concentrate on breathing...breathing breathing 2. What I’m surprised about in my life right now is … Last year i was in very stressful state about the pandemic and some other thing.Now got some kind of positive belief about the life.
  15. yes ..i will try Gillian .Thank you
  16. Thanks for your reply. It sounds like your mind was trying to conceptualize the experience but that you then came back to pure awareness of the experience sorry i didnot understand this "conceptualize the experience" can you please explain further?
  17. How does stopping to take a whole body breath affect your mood or attitude? As a first time , it increases the curiosity how a body can breath!!! When doing , mind chatters like which part is breathing now ???? one thing i realised is i need to bring the awareness to breathing when the mind chatters ..that im telling myself . Overall I felt It was a wonderful experience and the kind of relaxation when i did in the morning. Exploring the ways to connect my mind and body through breath
  18. What impact does bringing your full attention to a conversation have on you or those around you? Now a days When im starting a conversation im telling myself "Do mindful listening" and im listening them fully and gives a satisfaction.Before that conversation goes and mind chatters side by side ..That awareness came to me when ever im conversing through practice..Trying my activities mindfully
  19. Congratulations Eve for your accomplishment !!! Whether u know meditation before this 100 days or u were new ?? Out of the 100 days which one did you face difficulty and how did u overcome that ? and the one which you enjoyed ? can you please share your experience ?
  20. 1. What I noticed from this week’s practice was… Mindfulness breathing and awareness of the body 2. Things that will help me stay focused on my practice next week are… Awareness about the breathing and the body will help me to stay focused
  21. What information do you receive when checking in with your body? I can feel the awareness goes througheach parts of the body.But i cannot connect the awareness of my head during my first breath. My concentration goes either to breathing or head ..not sync both head and breath ..sameway for 2 nd and 3 rd breath. I can concentrate three breaths continuously as wellas bringing my awareness to head stomach and then to chest .separately .but synching with breath is difficult for me.
  22. For my mind , journaling my thoughts before bed for tracking and relaxation which i am doing daily now a days ... For body and heart ,i need to find out..will update here once found
  23. @Abby Iam also a newbie to this mindfulness course and also for challenge. As Gillian said " " Take the word "practice" as a mantra for ur mindfulness practice. Gillian insisted this in my clarification too...I have joined in august 21 now sep15.Daily im practicing this 100 day challenge. I am taking up the challenge daily as im receiving videos ..but i am not satisfied with my performance to answer for the integrated practice questions. So what i am doing is ? Daily im repeating the older practice and finding the difference in me (for eg : In breathing excercise ) Initailly i faced the challenge and posted here in forum some questions like you..i am grateful to Rick and Gillian for the answers. Now im feeling the improvement (productivity increased) in my daily chores and im feeling happy on accomplishing my tasks soon. There you can find your happiness !!!! A great Welcome Abby and All the best for your mindfulness journey
  24. Reflection Question: Q.) How did the practice of wishing others well impact your interactions? Q.) Did it shift your mood in any way? Did it impact the quality of your attention? When i did for the first time..i did not know the difference but now i can feel that my awareness goes from breathing to my baby and then to husband and then to me and back to my breathing. Wow !!! wonderful excercise..i loved it this time
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