July :: Week 1
Daily Sit :: July 1: The Science and Art of Practice
Four classic moves in mindfulness;
See it; Feel it; Investigate it; Respond skillfully
Daily Sit :: July 2: Moved to FEEL Intentional Creation of Sangha
What is needed to be able to stay present and feel what is happening?
Daily Sit :: July 3: Just Go With the Flow
So simple in concept, but not as simple in practice.
Daily Sit :: July 4: Freedom Looks Like This!
Let’s practice liberating ourselves from the tyranny of our destructive habits!
July :: Week 2
Daily Sit :: July 5: The Yin and Yang of Attention
Balancing agency and receptivity in meditation.
Daily Sit :: July 6: Letting Go is Hard To Do
Honoring the gradual process of release.
Daily Sit :: July 7: GROUNDing in the Present Moment
Use some aspect of the physical world--sights, sounds,
and bodily sensations--rather than on our internal thoughts and feelings.
Daily Sit :: July 8: The Dilemma of Working with Unwholesome Mind States
We must feel them directly first, and we are not wired to do so.
Daily Sit :: July 9: Unbind From Thoughts Through the Body
Notice THINKING, then bring Attention back into the BODY
and feel how it feels in real time.
Daily Sit :: July 10: Leading with Generosity
Exploring the giving cycle.
Daily Sit :: July 11: Practicing in the Nooks and Crannies
Make use of transitions, the in-between moments to restabilize. Ground & breathe.
July :: Week 3
Daily Sit :: July 12: Kindle Warmth in Your Practice
Create an inner holding environment by inviting the heart and mind into our practice.
Daily Sit :: July 13: Kiss the Bird as it Flies By
Observe but do not sign up for clinging and aversion
Daily Sit :: July 14: Space: The Final Frontier
Too much space, too loose or drifty→ Ground, settle down:
Too little space, uptight, cramped→ Expand, make room.
Daily Sit :: July 15: Natural Concentration
Releasing to natural concentration wanting to have
something else when our mind-state is “not enough”.
Daily Sit :: July 16: Give Wild Horses a Wide Pasture
Give your wild horses--your upsets, obsessions,
physical pain, and heartaches--room to breathe and be.
Daily Sit :: July 17: Practicing in a World on Fire
The challenge of loving locally without despairing.
Daily Sit :: July 18: United We Stand, Divided We Fall
Appreciating the lifeblood of sangha.
July :: Week 4
Daily Sit :: July 19: Chanting Can Uplift the Heart
Another way to cultivate the internal holding environment; a personal example.
Daily Sit :: July 20: We Are Different; We See Difference
BREATHE and ALLOW. May we all be more inclusive as we move through our day!
Daily Sit :: July 21: Kinder Please
Coming back to simple kindness, the gateway to compassion.
Daily Sit :: July 22: The Bodhisattva Way of John Lewis
Courage, commitment & compassion. Let’s walk his way alone together.
Daily Sit :: July 23: Shifting the Way We Perceive
The eye of the beholder can be trained
Daily Sit :: July 24: When Fur Flies
Let’s not go down the rabbit hole of self-blame.
July :: Week 5
Daily Sit :: July 26: Bringing the Heart Into Practice
How do we get the heart involved and cultivate "good enough-ness"?
Daily Sit :: July 29: The Miracle of Radical Impermanence
The intricate connections of mind - an illusion of solidity on a backdrop of impermanence.
Daily Sit :: July 31: Bill's Birthday Reflection
Gratitude for those who have loved us into NOW.
Daily Sit :: July 30: Mindfulness is a Heart Training
The heart regulates our interest in our world.
Mindfulness meditation trains us in holding interest.