Posts tagged mindfulness
October 2019: Balance and Ease

October is the month of Libra. Libra is the astrological sign of balance, equilibrium, and harmony. This month, we'll be learning about and meditating on the four pillars of balance, which are:

Ease: Approach things with ease. Slow down and enjoy the process. Feel the sensations that life has to offer.

Patience: Apply patience to all the small things outside of your control, like a traffic jam. Take a breath and enjoy the break.

Insight: Your capacity to see yourself clearly. Insight is the art of introspection, intuition, and finding purpose. What energy are you bringing to your everyday life experience?

Harmony: Be in harmony with the world around you. Listen to the world around you. Harmonize with ease, insight, and patience.

This week, consider ease throughout your day. Apply ease to your breath, to difficult situations, and to all things you take for granted.

We'll leave you with this quote:

“The Master sees things as they are, without trying to control them. She lets them go their own way, and resides at the center of the circle.”

- Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu 29 verse, translated by Stephen Mitchell

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September 2019: Breath and Reflection

Shanah Tovah! Today we're taking stock and reviewing our year in honor of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Reflect on the following:

  • What are your accomplishments so far this year? Write them down in a journal.

  • What do you need to continue to expand in your life to meet your vision for 2019?

  • What are the behaviors, thoughts, and actions that you need to modify or let go of to cultivate and grow your mission for the year?

We suggest you do this meditation everyday for 21 days to help you start or continue a meditation practice. This meditation will also help you appreciate what you've already done or accomplished in 2019.

We think Lynne Twist says it best: "What you appreciate appreciates." That's one of our favorite quotes!

We'll see you back for another Monday Medi next Monday at 9:30AM PST on Facebook and Instagram live. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to watch.

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August 2019: Forgiveness, Power, and Ease

Welcome back to Monday Medi Moments! We are Self-Discovery Group and we've been teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress reduction techniques for over 30 years. Monday Medis are weekly meditations and mini mindfulness lessons. Enjoy, and let us know your takeaways in the comments below!

We've been talking about forgiveness during the month of August. This week we'll be exploring the power and ease of forgiveness.

"When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free." - Dr. Catherine Ponder

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August 2019: Forgiveness and the Tools We Need to Forgive

This week we’ll create our own tools to forgive. We’ll meditate on releasing unwanted feelings and emotions you might be carrying. We’ll meditate on accepting courage.

We’d like to leave you with this quote:

“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”

- Norman Cousins

We’ll be back here next Monday at 9:30AM PST on Facebook and Instagram Live for another Medi Moments. If you resonate with our videos, please comment, like, and share! We love hearing from you!

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August 2019: Forgiveness and Seeing Yourself in Others

Hello and welcome back to Monday Medi Moments! Today, Kirk Cook is leading our Monday Medi. Kirk is our hypnotherapy expert, NLP trainer, and Deanna’s trusted teaching partner. Kirk will be leading our Monday Medis all month long. Thanks, Kirk!

August is the month of forgiveness. This month, we’ll be meditating on these four aspects of forgiveness:

  1. Seeing yourself in others.

  2. Understanding that most of us are doing our best.

  3. Gaining the insight and courage to forgive.

  4. Learning the power of ease and forgiveness and finding freedom.

This week Kirk leads us through a mirror meditation, a meditation meant to connect us with others. We suggest doing this meditation a few times this week.

Let us know what you think by commenting below! We love hearing from you.

We leave you with this quote:

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” - Confucius

You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @sdgmeditation.

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Cultivating Your Intention: Part 4

Welcome to the last Monday Medi of May! May is the month of fertility and growth, and today we’re focusing on appreciation, gratitude, and growth. The last step of cultivating intention is to be grateful. As Lynne Twist says, “What you appreciate appreciates.”

In June our Monday Medis will be pre-recorded, but we’ll still be around so keep your comments coming! Next week’s Monday Medi will be posted here at 9:30AM PST! June’s Monday Medis will be all about unity.


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Cultivating Your Intention: Part 2

Welcome back to Monday Medi Moments, a weekly mindfulness workshop and meditation. Join us LIVE on Facebook and Instagram every Monday at 9:30AM PST. May is the month of fertility and growth. This week we're cultivating intention. Watch to be guided through how to manifest and grow your intention.

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Cultivating Your Intention: Part 1

Welcome to our fifteenth edition of Monday Medi Moments! Monday Medis are weekly, ten minute mindfulness workshops. All Monday Medis begin with a short mindfulness lesson and end with a meditation. This week we talked about how to cultivate intention and intrinsic value. We hope you'll join us next week on Facebook and Instagram at 9:30AM PST for another live Monday Medi!

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Open Your Fifth Chakra

Welcome back to Monday Medi Moments! This month we’re working with openness. To be open, we must let go of where we grasp, grip, and resist in our bodies and lives.

Today we’re focusing on our fifth chakra (throat). The energy contained in the area of the throat speaks to how we use our voice and hearing. It also relates to our ability to hear our inner guidance clearly.

“Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.”

- Khalil Gibran

Join us next Monday at 9:30AM PST on Facebook and Instagram live for another Monday Medi. We hope you all have a wonderful Earth Day!

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Notice Your Gut Intelligence

Everything changes when we pay attention to our gut. Today we’re focusing on opening our first three chakras. This allows us to bring ease to our gut and release discomfort. Discomfort causes us to seek distraction - in our emotions, digestion, and mind. Let’s honor our gut intelligence today. Join us again next week for another Monday Medi at 9:30AM PST on Facebook and Instagram live.

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