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Entry: Mind - Day 3

Inhalation & exhalation are the exchanges of breath. Inspiration & aspiration are the exchanges of the mind. As we aspire, or stretch, our awareness upwards towards finer vibrational states, we invite inspired thought forms to make their way to the mind. 66 more words

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Entry: Mind - Day 2

Have we been experiencing the breath or observing the breath? Have we been experiencing the mind or observing the mind? Both. Experiencing and observing can be markedly different, though both collect data. 85 more words

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Entry: Mind - Day 1

All teachings that surround meditation have one clear purpose, which is getting to know the mind. Why? The Buddha would say that the source of our suffering is to be discovered within the mind. 111 more words

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Entry: Asana - Day 3

Establishing balance is essential to effective action. Balance can mean the capacity to respond instead of react. It can mean employing right speech – are your words kind, true, and necessary? 54 more words

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Entry: Asana - Day 2

Where does your body exist within space? That depends on what you mean by “your body.” Proper asana reflects alignment of our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. 85 more words

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Entry: Asana - Day 1

With Step 8, we bring attention to the physical body. It is a common misconception that meditation is a way to escape or “check out” from physical reality. 109 more words

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Entry: Interlude - Day 3

The richness of an interlude is apparent through meditation. Is meditating not an interlude in and of itself? As we meditate we detach from outer activity – from rushing to and fro, from responding to life’s daily demands, from planning, from reminiscing, from tasking. 106 more words

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