Thursday, July 21, 2016

Awareness is a skill that can be improved (Mindfulness requires awareness in the moment with acceptance)

Day 11 – 
Self-awareness is not just something you either have or you don’t – it’s a skill you can improve upon. In today’s meditation, we learn that we improve our awareness skills with three basic practices. First, we learn to pay attention to what is happening in our environment. Second, the skill of focusing attention allows us to explore our experiences with clarity and without judgment. And finally, by learning the skill of stillness, or wholeness, we allow awareness to encompass the entirety of our experience as our own self. All these skills together as one mode of knowingness gives us the creative awareness that prevents life from getting stuck.

Our centering thought for today is:
My awareness opens the door to new possibilities.

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
– Charlotte Brontë
Om Pragyanam Asmi
My true self is pure intelligence.

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