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Gillian Sanger

July 8th - 5 Mindful Musings

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Hi All! 

Here is your weekly dose of "5 Mindful Musings", a brief list of what's helping me live a more mindful life.

What I'm Watching
"Joe Pera Talks You Back To Sleep". I just stumbled upon this YouTube video last week, and I can't stop thinking about it - in a good way. Joe Pera offers fascinating insights and kid-like appreciation of seemingly mundane experiences, allowing us to relax into a feeling of safety and contentment. No plot, no drama, no agenda - other than to perhaps fall asleep. We could all use a quirky friend like Joe Pera.

What I'm Meditating With
Big Sky Meditation, by Jack Kornfield. This helps me feel more spacious, open, and clear. Like the walls of my psyche were traded for trees, my inner critic for bells, and my thoughts for clouds. How do you feel at the end of this?

A Quote I Really Like
"Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t)." 
 James Baraz

Something I Am Reminded Of
Mindfulness alone is not enough.
 For 2,500 years, mindfulness has usually been taught directly alongside "clear comprehension", or sampajanna. Alongside mindfulness of our direct experience, we're also invited to notice the broader context of what is happening, in terms of: 
- purpose: refraining from activities irrelevant our well-being.
- suitability: pursuing activities in a dignified and careful manner.
- domain: maintaining sensory restraint consistent with mindfulness.
- non-delusion: seeing the true nature of our experience.

What's Fueling My Occasional Afternoons
Blueberry Hemp Power Snacks. I'm not an affiliate for anything here. I just love these sticky little superfoods molded into bite-sized cubes. They're calorie dense, so be careful not to binge too hard. I try not to snack, but when I do, I feel good about the nutrients these offer. 


And, as always, please share your feedback in our Mindful Musings Community Forum. Which musing above is your favorite? What do you want more or less of? Other suggestions? Just add a post to the forum and let me know! 

Wishing you well, 


Sean Fargo
Founder, Mindfulness Exercises


P.S. Deal of the Week - Save 50% on all of our Mindfulness Worksheets. We've collected all of our best worksheets, added a few more, and categorized them into relevant topics like meditation, relationships, physical health, and self-discovery. I also added a few bonuses for people who want help with discovering their purpose or have trouble sleeping. Download these mindfulness worksheets before the sale expires soon.

P.P.S. Cory Muscara talked about the notion of 'spiritual safety' in our recent Mindfulness Mastermind community call. When is it okay to let go of the sense of "me"? We also had an illuminating conversation about teaching mindfulness to others in a safe, non-threatening way. Check out a 2-minute snippet of our conversation here, or watch the 2-hour recording in our Mindfulness Mastermind member's area.

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