The following collection of meditations practices teach us the skills to accept what is, identify our limiting beliefs and let go those old stories that are preventing us from reaching our potential.
Basic Skills Learned:
- Present moment focused attention.
- Accepting what IS with non-judgement.
- Starting over is OK.
- Practicing being kind and curious to our selves and our experiences.
Extended Skills Learned (based on different types of practices):
- Love, compassion, kindness, gratitude, positive focus, optimistic re-framing of our stories, empathy etc…
- Releasing the past, releasing control, reducing grasping and averting etc…
Many times we go around our day with stress and this plays out in our bodies. Scanning our body for tension and then consciously releasing this tension helps us physically relax and thus release some stress.
This emotions meditation teaches us present moment focus and awareness of our emotions.
Thoughts, images and inner dialogue constantly occur in our minds. We cannot prevent them from popping up but we can practice viewing them just as they are.
Open and allowing is a stance that we practice in a meditation exercise that teaches us to accept what is happening and letting it be.
Noting is an exercise where by we observe what is happening in the present moment and “note” or label what we are noticing.
Many times we see others as different than ourselves. We see differences instead of similarities. This meditation allows us to practice seeing others as JUST LIKE US.
This is a traditional meditation allows us to open ourselves up and send good wishes to ourselves first and then to others.
This is a meditation based on the traditional loving kindness meditation which allows us to open ourselves up and send good wishes to not only ourselves but others.
Negative stories up show up often. Being aware of them as they come up allows us to observe them and release them.
This mantra meditation is designed to help us release the negative judgments we have about ourselves.
Self compassion exercises are a great place to start. Becoming self aware can be challenging. When we uncover our beliefs and hear our thoughts we may not be pleased with what we find. Self compassion allows us to see our challenges as a common human trait allowing us to be kind while we more forward to the place that we want to get to.
This is a meditation that teaches us resiliency by teaching us the skills needed to re-frame our stories to allow us to bounce back from change or challenge. Trust and acceptance are the key skills we are learning here.