Day 4 – (yesterday 4 Feb) Resuming a meditation practice

One of the keys is knowing we can titrate the experience… we can feel empowered to move our attention to something easier to be with, like listening to sounds, or a relaxed, easy place in the body. Or opening our eyes. Or lovingkindness for ourselves. It’s an experiment. We’re looking for a sense of balance in relationship to our experience, not for a breakthrough. Of course, we’d all love a breakthrough, to be able to say “At noon I finally loved myself completely,” or “This afternoon I vanquished that pattern of fear.” But the reality of our work is that it is based on the idea that healing comes from balance, insight comes from balance. So even as you are resuming a meditation practice, know that within any one session, it is fine (and indeed appropriate) to keep remembering balance—to feel free to shift your focus, to be kind to yourself. ~ Sharon Salzburg, Real Happiness

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2 thoughts on “Day 4 – (yesterday 4 Feb) Resuming a meditation practice

  1. Another wonderful quote. For me, meditation is a pathway to peace. I realize that peace is ALWAYS mine for the asking.

    Thanks for sharing Sharon’s insights.

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