Category Archives: Meditation

Jeff Foster

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You will learn how the triangle of compassion (consistentcy / unconditional self love / responsibility) forms the basis of authentic present moment awareness – a way of being that transforms your experience of life. 

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Mindful Eating

Mindful eating – intentionally eating consciously, is a great way to develop an awareness of the present moment. When we slow right down and really appreciate the tastes and smells of the food we eat rather than rushing it down to get somewhere else, we suddenly notice how being in the here now, is a totally different experience.

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What is mindful eating?

Mindful eating is being fully attentive to the experience of eating and taste, being aware of the flavour, texture, colour, and aroma of the food or drink we consume. We become aware of the whole process of eating, paying attention to all the sensations involved avoiding any tendency to criticise or judge ourselves in any way. When our mind becomes distracted, we gently redirect our attention back to the sensations of eating.

Simple steps

  1. Avoid distractions such as watching TV or looking at your phone at the same time as eating
  2. Hold the food – touch it if practical, feels its texture, notice its colour, its density, its properties – is it sticky, smooth or hard? Really be with the food as opposed to being distracted by what’s going on in your head.
  3. As soon as you notice your mind wander, gently redirect it’s attention back to being aware of the food
  4. Bring the food towards your mouth and your nose. Notice any aroma. Notice your digestive system creating saliva in readiness for the food. Take your time – don’t rush it.
  5. Take a bite or a mouthful and savour its taste. Again, take your time, move it around your mouth. Notice its texture, its properties. Be with the taste as if you have never tasted this food before. Allow curiosity, avoid association, be with the food in the present moment.
  6. Notice the whole process of swallowing the food, the feel of it passing down your oesophagus into your stomach. Notice the feeling of satisfaction. Does your mind want more? Observe your thoughts but let them go.
  7. Now, eat the rest of the food in a similar way, taking your time and being wholly with the experience of eating.
The Centre For Mindful Eating http://www.thecenterformindfuleating.org/
The Guardian Article http://gu.com/p/3q84t/sbl
Am I Hungry? http://amihungry.com/what-is-mindful-eating/
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/12/mindful-eating-tips_n_3941528.html

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Unconditional Love

  

We cannot unconditionally love one another if we impose conditions on ourselves. We cannot give what we don’t have. To love yourself unconditionally is a selfless act – the ego will never allow it. This quality of love doesn’t abide in the dualistic world of right or wrong, good or bad, worthy or unworthy. Unconditional love just is. It’s way beyond our concept of justice, goodness or sprirituality and far beyond blame or righteousness. We won’t be able to appreciate this love if we try to work it out, think about it or set some criteria for it. There is no key performance indicator, no yardstick to judge it by. Unconditional love is all around and within us – but often we find it hard to see. We can practice feeling it. We can practice being still enough to feel it’s vibration. It’s subtle but very powerful. It powers the universe. Sooner or later we will hear the still-small-voice and then we realise we were always love. 

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Enlightened Authors

I thank the universe for those special people who inspire and contribute so much to the evolution of mankind. For me this includes:

Erkhart Tolle : Full of wisdom and compassion, Erkhart has touched the hearts of millions across the globe! Living in the now is so beautifully explained, revealing an astonishing vision for the evolution of our species and the planet. 

  • A New Earth
  • The Power of Now

Michael Brown : in seeking a cure for the debilitating pain of a neurological condition known as Horton’s Syndrome, Michael realised that he was part of a vibrational oneness only accessable throught felt-perception. He embarked on designing a procedure that would help him change the quality of his experience. 

  • The Presence Process – A Journey into Present Moment Awareness

Who has inspired you?


I’m responsible for the quality of my experience. 

The quality of my experience is determined by the quality of my emotional condition.

My emotional condition is determined by my willingness to fully face my imprinted childhood emotional charge without turning away and to fully digest it with gusto!

Meditation is key to reintegrating the inner child

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Anxiety, irritability, fear, anger are all echoes of a suppressed childhood emotion that’s never been allowed to surface. We’d rather sedate or control such feelings with meds, alcohol, drugs, TV or worry.

There is another option.

By being aware in the present moment through meditation and other portals, we are able to sense the causal feelings behind our discomfort.

Perceiving these feelings without condition, releases the movement of energy (trapped in the inner-child) and allows it to flow freely and harmoniously again.

Inspired by the teachings of Michael Brown’s ‘Presence Process’

UNCONDITIONAL SELF REGARD

Hi, have a great day today – may you bathe in the innocence, joy and creativity of your perfect inner being! Blessings to you, dearest friend 😀

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Short Breathing Meditation

Breathing meditation:

IN: Feel the air and smile,

OUT: feel the calm and relax

IN: breath into any knots and smile,

OUT: Let go of any deeper tension

IN: Feel the joy of NOW and smile, smile, smile

OUT: Relax, fall deeply into the arms of love! ❤

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Sunday’s group zentangle meditation. The chattering mind ceased for awhile!

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Creativity is born out of stillness

“…it’s getting in touch with the stillness within, where there’s no mental noise, and out of that stillness, when the time is right, sometimes an impulse comes – a feeling, a strong sense that something wants to be born into this world.”  Eckhart Tolle