Inspired Meditation Circle: Sharing My Heart – Resources

Remember . . .  the entrance to the sanctuary is within you.
Rumi

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be open.
Meditation shows us that each day we can extend our hand and heart in compassion, kindness, love, light, and peace, and see quiet miracles.
 ♡
Melissa Bowers

This page offers additional resources for our Inspired Meditation Circle students.

Together we will explore the mind-body-heart connection, exploring a different mindfulness practice, including breath awareness, guided imagery, meditation techniques, journaling prompts, and creative practices.

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INSPIRED Meditation Circle
Tues April 7th | 11:30am-12:30pm EST

Breathwork:  Healing Light & Gratitude, with COVID-19 prayer.

Mind-Body-Heart Connection:  Acknowledging feelings, releasing mental & physical tension, healing.

Suggested Intentions:  Gratitude, community, online connections (friends/family/bringing groups together).

Self-Care:  We all know how important self-care is to us and to our immediate family & friends.  What self-care practices will you start this week (ideas & links below)?  Maybe start journaling your *daily* self-care practice.

Discussion:  If you can’t go outside, go inside.  Small steps, inspired action, mindfulness clock, community, postivity. looking forward at changes,

Book Reference:  Full Catastrophe Living | Jon Kabat Zinn
Introduction, page xxxix

Not only does the small stuff matter.  The small stuff isn’t so small.  it turns out to be huge.  Tiny shifts in viewpoint, in attitude, and in your efforts to be present can have enormous effects on your body, on your mind, and in the world.  Even the tiniest manifestation of mindfulness in any moment might give rise to an intuition or insight that could be hugely transforming…

What are some of the little things we can do to increase happiness and well-being?  According to Dan Gilbert, one of the authors of the happiness study:

“The main things are to commit to some simple behaviors – meditating, exercising, getting enough sleep – and to practice altruism …  And nurture your social connections.”

Meditation:  A Peaceful Memory.

Homework (next session Tues April 21st):
1)  Videos – We will be sharing our insights on hope.  TEDx link – Conversations of Hope (3 videos).

2)  Journal Prompts –

3)  Inspired Action(s) –

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heart  Explore the MIND-body-heart connection.  Resources for breathwork, meditation, and a healthy mind:

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heart Explore the mind-BODY-heart connection.  Resources for movement, yoga asana, and a healthy body:

Yoga with Adrienne – YouTube – lots of practices to choose from including: Nurture, Under 10mins, Yoga for Uncertain Times,

 

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heart Explore the mind-body-HEART connection.  Resources for cultivating compassion, loving kindness, and a healthy heart:

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heart  Self-Care Resources

Mind – practice breathwork on your own, or through an online practice
Body – 
Heart – 

Learn acceptance and cultivate compassion for self and others.

heart  Community – Connection – Courage Resources

Support from a group can help you feel connected and strengthen your practice.

Opportunity to practice and share with a like-minded community.  Connect with your tribe & vibe!

community-connection, inspiration, magic

COURAGE

 

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Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.
Siddhartha Gautama