When the Buddha taught the four foundations of mindfulness, part of the way he instructed students to be mindful of the body was through the lens of the four elements: earth,…
If my prison story isn’t in service to something transformative, I am not interested in sharing it. Mine is a path of transformation and of love.
As one breathes in and out with careful attention, one may simply note the varying sensations of breath as soft or hard, wet or dry, cool or warm, and moving or still.
When the mind gets lost in thought, we gently note the distraction as whatever it may be and then return our attention to the sensation of breathing.
My grief was none other than love that I didn’t want to feel. Love that was so great it felt too dangerous to allow out.
Mindfulness of feeling tones is the practice of bringing attention to the way that sensations are met in our experience.
When your mindfulness is strong enough, it will penetrate beneath the pain and you will see it for what it is.
Some people have a moment of desperation followed by spiritual revelation. Some people have near death experiences and see their lives flash before their eyes. I had neither of those.