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“The master sees things as they are without trying to control them, she lets them go their own way and resides at the centre of the circle”.
BREATH as an ANCHOR
In every moment the breath is always available. In this way, simply by bringing our attention to the breath we arrive in the present moment and come home to ourselves. The breath then can be effectively used as an anchor holding us steady in the present moment.
Home Practice ~ Week 2
1.Practice the body scan with the Guided Body Scan Meditation provided once each day for six days
2.Practice sitting meditation with awareness of breathing for 5 or 10 minutes per day
3.Calendar of Pleasant Events: Fill out an entry for each day and bring the filled-out calendar to class.
4.Choose an activity you do daily and practice it each day as a mindfulness exercise. Examples of such activities are: brushing the teeth, putting on shoes, washing dishes, etc.
Love after Love
By Derek Walcott
The time will come
When, with elation,
You will greet yourself arriving
At your own door, in your own mirror,
And each will smile at the other’s welcome
And say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
To itself, to the stranger who has loved you
All your life, whom you have ignored
For another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
The photographs, the desperate notes,
Peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Mindfulness Course Week 2 ~ On-Line Support