The following is a presentation of calm abiding images and words to nurture physical and emotional well being. This mindfulness content provides guidance to gently subdue past and present unruly thoughts, attachments, and negativity. The focus of this content is about working with the breath to calm the mind (meditation method). This presentation is not about the deeper context of meditation (insight). The sensation of in breath and out breath nurtures a calm, and clear mind. Namaste.
At the out breath, the soul expands to fill the space left by the breath and imbues us with a contentment that is not charged with Pranic energy (life force), but with the soul’s insight.
Mindfulness is a form of meditation in which one is constantly brought back to what’s here, right now. It can mean taking three breaths, or three minutes to just breath. It can mean focusing on the tensions in your body for a while. It can mean looking at your feelings and letting them just be – no need to do anything about them. It can mean watching your mind and just letting those thoughts be.
Mindfulness defined as non-judgmental-present-moment awareness helps balance the causal association between life stressors and well-being. The goal of mindfulness meditation is to empower individuals to respond to situations consciously rather than automatically.
With every relaxed breath the body renews itself, with every relaxed breath, nourishing blood circulates transporting oxygen and nutrients to cells. The cells then renew naturally with a sense of quiet integrity.
Parasympathetic tone is associated with open and relaxed arteries which eases blood pressure and reduces the workload of the heart. Incorporating the practice of mindfulness into your life style will help enhance parasympathetic tone. For a bit more about parasympathetic tone and health see bottom of this page.
The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.
Mindfulness reveals mind and body to be in constant communication, each shaping and responding to the other. Anne Carolyn Klein
Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already. Pema Chödrön
Thinking is the natural activity of the mind. Meditation is not about stopping one’s thoughts.
Meditation is a process of resting the mind in its natural state, which is open to and naturally aware of thoughts, emotions and sensations as they occur. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
To meditate does not mean to fight with a problem.
To meditate means to observe.
Your smile proves it.
It proves that you are being gentle with yourself,
that the sun of awareness is shining in you,
that you have control of your situation.
You are yourself, and you have acquired some peace.
Thich Nhat Hanh
When human beings become still they go beyond thought. There is an added dimension of knowing, of awareness in the stillness that is beyond thought. Eckhart Tolle
Keep constant watch over your mind and learn to distinguish between the beneficial and harmful thoughts that are arising moment by moment. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Your thoughts and emotions are fleeting and do not define you; understanding this can free you from negative thought patterns.
Through meditation we can train our minds in such a way that negative qualities are abandoned and positive qualities are generated and enhanced. The Dalai Lama
Meditative Scents™ naturally enhance your mindfulness practice.
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when engaged with day to day activities.
The moment you understand yourself as the true self,
you find such peace and bliss that the impressions of the petty enjoyments
you experienced before become as ordinary specks of light in front of the brilliant sun.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Satchidananda
Breathe . . .
Through sustained focus and meditation
on our patterns, habits, and conditioning,
we gain knowledge and understanding
of our past and how we can change
the patterns that aren’t serving us
to live more freely and fully.
~ Yoga Sutra III.18
When you focus altogether on the breathe (Mu), your senses
are naturally open and you find yourself in fundamental harmony.
Encouraging Words by Robert Aitken
Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness which unites your body to your thoughts.
Notice the sensation of the breath. Feel the air moving in and out of your body. One conscious breath is enough to make some space where before there was the uninterrupted succession of one though after another. Oneness With All Life Eckhart Tolle
Meditation is not concentration. In concentration there is a self concentrating and there is an object being concentrated upon. There is duality. In meditation there is nobody inside and nothing outside. It is not concentration. There is no division between the in and the out. The in goes on flowing into the out, the out goes on flowing into the in. The demarcation, the boundary, the border, no longer exists. The in is out, the out is in; it is a nondual consciousness. Osho
Concentration is a dual consciousness: that’s why concentration creates tiredness; that’s why when you concentrate you feel exhausted. Osho
The soil in which the meditative mind can begin is the soil of everyday life, the strife, the pain, and the fleeting joy.
Meditation means to be in non-doing. Meditation is not a doing but a state of being. It is a state of being in one’s own self.
Simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom. Zen Proverb
Mindfulness facilitates the achievement of serenity & insight.
Love is the capacity
to take care, to protect, to nourish.
If you are not capable of generating
that kind of energy toward yourself . . .
if you are not capable of taking care of yourself,
of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself,
it is very difficult to take care of another person.
In the Buddhist teaching, it’s clear that to love oneself
is the foundation of the love of other people.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Look deep into nature and you will understand everything. Albert Einstein
The body benefits from movement and the mind benefits from stillness. Sakyong Miham
Everything which belongs to the body is a stream, and what belongs to the soul is a dream and vapor.
Marcus Aurelius. Born: April 26, 121 AD
The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude; to lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation.
Kate Chopin. The Awakening 1899
We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.
William Butler Yeats. Born 1865
The parasympathetic nervous system is the part of the involuntary nervous system that serves to slow the heart rate, increase intestinal and glandular activity, and relax the sphincter muscles. The parasympathetic nervous system, together with the sympathetic nervous system, constitutes the autonomic nervous system.
Kātha Soma™ therapeutics work in harmony to support the body’s natural capacity to protect, balance and renew.
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