Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of this world.
All things break. And all things can be mended.
Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go.
Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
. The broken world waits in the darkness
for the light that is you.
I love this poem's meaning to live and love intentionally. Intention is a powerful word. When we practice mindfulness it is often broken down into three words.....
Intention. Our intention is to be more present to our moment by moment
experience, to cultivate a sense of well being, ease and a deeper
connection with ourselves and those around us.
Attention. Attention is like a practice. We are purposely paying attention to our
present moment experience. It is not easy at first, but just like anything
else, we develop the skill of paying attention to what is
happening in the present moment. Practices such as yoga and
meditation strengthen this skill of attention and quieting the mind.
Attitude. This one is often overlooked in our culture. And I can say for myself, I
have tried (unsuccessfully) to be mindful without this third skill.
This is the attitude of kind attention to our life experience as it unfolds.
As Jon Kabat-Zinn so wisely says, "we learn to befriend our minds".
We set aside the self critic and have a more easy approach to how we
view life and ourselves. There is no room for self judgement or the idea
of 'not doing it right' or 'needing to get better'. You can leave that
outside the front door.
To dive into this deeper I suggest you take a listen to the Metta Hour Podcast with Sharon Salzberg. In episode 118 Sharon speaks with Dr. Shauna Shapiro. It's entitled "Rewire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity and Joy"
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Been awhile since you unrolled your mat? Email me if you are interested in starting back quietly for privates or small group privates at your home including guided meditation sessions
JUNE RENEWAL MINI RETREAT
WITH JENNY & SHERRI WEDNESDAY JUNE 8th 12:45-2pm
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with Jenny Hoffman and Sherri Williamson to deeply connect with your mindfulness practices. Jenny will begin by teaching a 45 minute gentle yoga flow class infused with mindful meditation principles to move and stretch the body while the mind begins to quiet. As you settle into Savasana, Sherri will lead a sound meditation using Himalayan singing bowls and Koshi wind chimes. You will leave the retreat feeling grounded, restored, and recharged.
This workshop is appropriate for all levels, including Beginners and those new to Meditation.
Location: Bhakti Barn Yoga Studio, Millburn
Link to sign up: https://www.bhaktibarn.com/workshops/