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Working with Difficult Conditions

Working with Difficult Conditions

“I will not (merely) be a victim of circumstance.” “I will transform each difficult condition into a path.” – a path of finding a solution to the problem or adapting to the new circumstances. – a path of discovering insights…

Our Next Session Will Be April 2, 2017

Our Next Session Will Be April 2, 2017

Hi everyone, our next session will be April 2, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Living Yoga and Health, 105 Wyndham St. N. downtown Guelph. The sessions will be  every other week, and will run for about an hour and a…

Do Your Best, Then Let Go

Do Your Best, Then Let Go

“Causes and conditions are vast & unpredictable, my power and understanding limited, therefore I make my best effort and then let go.”   Share on:

Storing Some Sunshine

Storing Some Sunshine

In the evening, Recite three times: “I am grateful for the good things of this day.”   Then think of three or four examples from the day and say:   “I am grateful for: having a roof over my head…

A Meditation about the Circles of Cause and Effect

Circles of Cause and Effect Prepare for the sit. Open with intention. Calm the mind. Recite 1, 10, 25, 50 or 100 times. “All beings are the creators of circles of cause and effect. Their happiness and unhappiness depend upon…

What We Do Matters

What We Do Matters

What We Do Matters Prepare for the sit. Open with intention. Calm the mind. Recite 1, 10, 25, 50 or 100 times. “Everything is connected, therefore my actions matter.” See clearly, whatever arises. Close with intention. Share on:

Things Change…

Impermanence: Prepare for the sit. Calm the mind. Recite one, two or all of the sayings: 1, 10, 25, 50 or 100 times. “Everything changes. Nothing stays the same.” “Everyone changes. No one stays the same.” “Everywhere changes. No place…

A “Joy for Others” Meditation

A “Joy for Others” Meditation

“A shared joy is a double joy.” Swedish Proverb Here is a brief “Joy for Others” meditation: In the morning, recite: “I look forward to seeing the happiness, kindness and success of others.” x7 During the course of the day,…

A Brief Joy Meditation on Gratitude

A Brief Joy Meditation for the Morning “I look forward to the unknown blessings that are already on their way” X7 A Brief Joy Meditation for the Evening “I am grateful for the blessings of this day.” [Name two or…

A Compassion Meditation

A Compassion Meditation

“May I be free of pain and suffering.” x3 “May (my friend) Sally be free of pain and suffering.” x3 “May ‘the bank teller’ be free of pain and suffering.” x3 “May (my opponent) Mike be free of pain and…

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Here are three MBSR teachers. in the area: Barbara Wilkinson  http://www.barbarawilkinson.com/ and here is one that is OHIP covered in Kitchener: http://hannahsnidermd.com/services/mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-groups/ Also: Simon Peter K. Smith, C.Psych.Assoc. Phone: 519-836-1277 x310 Email: simon.smith.nps@gmail.com http://www.norfolkpsych.com/associates.aspx I took an 8-week program with Simon this fall….