greet the tree, say “thank you,” or make a motion, like a salute or bow.
Fantasy option: sit or lay comfortably with a light blanket or pillow nearby in a quiet, soft-lit room. Take five deep, slow, four-count breaths. As you inhale and exhale, imagine yourself at the forest foot, with amply spaced trees and flat walkable terrain. Easy to stroll through. Choose a tree and walk towards its base.…
Meditation Timer with Bell Every 30 Seconds 🔔
Though one may not spend the entire hour practicing mindfulness, the repeating bells remind us to return to our center. The first has a thirty-second interval, the second one minute. With time, one may not need a reminder so often. Cheers!
The ability to observe our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and impulses as they happen.
In traditional Buddhist contexts, mindfulness is equivalent to the psychological process of meta-awareness or metacognition. Being aware of being aware is a heightened appreciation of the processes of consciousness, including thinking, feeling, and perceiving. Thinking about thinking is an intentional focus (at a conscious level) on how we develop and maintain situational awareness. One way…
Can it be God’s plan? A bittersweet life? A widower at 27, a mistake?
Are we judging? Is death a mistake? Does there always need to be a mistake when something goes wrong? Can it be God’s plan? A bittersweet life? A widower at 27, a mistake? Who makes the mistake of suicide, us or them? Or God’s plan? A common theme among people who have lost their spouse…
Evening exercise or fantasy trip. You can partake physically or imagine the instructions.
Just a short piano improvisation, and some looping with the Soma Cosmos. Piano library is The Gentleman piano by Native Instruments Recorded direct to DAW. Video shot on a Sony A6400, 16mm lens. Editing and colour grading done in Da Vinci Resolve. Evening exercise or fantasy trip. You can partake physically or imagine the instructions.…
Emotion enables encoding, and emotion enables quick evaluation.
The study of emotion in politics has been active, especially as it relates to the personality of political leaders and as an explanation for how people evaluate significant features around them. Researchers have been divided into two groups—those who study leaders and those who study publics. The research programs have also been divided between those…
luck is hope for the secular. If you don’t believe in a god, you believe in lady luck.
Life without hope, dreams or illusions, which is what luck is, would be an emotional blackhole. We all want to feel desire and ultimately satisfaction. How we get there is a matter of culture or personal choice. 1. Blind luck This classic book came to my attention via a Twitter thread from writer and entrepreneur…
Music for The Three-Minute Breathing Space Meditation
The Three-Minute Breathing Space Meditation This meditation has 2 main benefits. First, it helps to defuse negative states of mind before they can gather unstoppable momentum. (If left to themselves, these may spiral out of control and enhance your suffering.) Second, it’s an emergency meditation you can carry out in an acute crisis or pain…
Relaxing Ambient Music for Inner Kindnes
May I be attentive and gentle toward my own discomfort and suffering.May I be attentive and grateful for my own joy and well-being.May I move towards others freely and with openness.May I receive others with sympathy and understanding. Kindness is a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, rendering assistant or concern for…
Tranquil Healing | Music for Meditation & Zen
May I be safe. May I be happy. May I be healthy. May I live in peace, no matter what I am given. May my heart be filled with love and kindness. Notice the feelings and sensations that arise and let them be.
The sound frequencies of bird songs help humans restart mentally
Birds chirp to show danger, warning, and communication. Both male and female birds can chirp. In most cases, male birds will sing in mating seasons. Bird song is quite sweet and agreeable, often with a melodious tone. The sound frequencies of bird songs help humans restart mentally and provoke relaxation. Bird sound is also reassuring because…
Unraveling memories, separating sensation from emotion and thought.
My mother took her life during my high school finals. She willed the family home, furniture, and belongings to her sister, so my father, my sister, and I moved into a small empty apartment across a grassy park with swings and a jungle gym. We purchased the bedrooms, coffee and side tables, sofas, loveseat, and…
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