…begin by feeling the warmth of your own broken heart, reconnecting there at the very source of disconnection, finding presence in your own presence. – Jeff Foster
(via Life Without a Centre)
Do this! Quick and dirty instructions for starting a daily meditation practice at home — notes from last week’s whiteboard:
Just Sit! at home:
1. Decide to practice daily
2. Create a space
3. Minimize distractions and interruptions
4. Set a timer for 5-10 minutes
6. Do not get up until the timer goes off
As to the details of #5, what to do when you’re sitting: breathe. Follow the breath with gentle, firm attention. Breathe in, breathe out. (Um, that link’s just a song I like, not further instructions.)
We’re sitting again Tuesday, 7-8pm.
File this under S for SWEET!
In addition to making the heart all warm and fuzzy, have you heard that exposure to cute things has been studied and shown to improve concentration? This means if you’re looking to hone your attention, study for an exam, even engage in some practice that requires manual dexterity, you ought to warm up with exposure to sweetness!