I am lucky to have an incredibly supportive and thoughtful husband who gifted me two sessions at Motor City Float for my birthday. That was in July, and since the time I received them I hesitated experimenting with it. I really wanted my experience to be meaningful and transcendent and I wanted to research how to do that. But like everything else I want to do but don’t really have to do, I never did it. Finally, the second week of November, I felt like I was in a rut and the year was going to end sooner than I realized and I’ve done nothing to work on my goal of being more mindful and living my word for 2019 - connection. So at 11pm on a Friday, I made a last minute appointment for a float the next morning and spent ten minutes reading the shortest article I could find on making the best of your first float. And I am so grateful I did.
Motor City Float is an awesome facility and from the moment you enter you feel supported and encouraged to enjoy your experience. I got a quick...
I am happy to share this Loving Kindness Meditation with you.
You can listen to my Loving Kindness Meditation here.
Metta, or loving-kindness, is the heartfelt wish for the well-being of oneself and others. It is a universal, unselfish, unconditional and all-embracing love. Loving Kindness Meditation gives you an opportunity to practice metta by experiencing self-love, love for others and ultimately love for all beings.
One of the first guided meditations I participated in was a Loving Kindness meditation, and it was a truly transformative experience. As the facilitator lead me in envisioning Loving Kindness, I saw a bright green light shoot out from my heart and I saw that light grow and encompass the people I love, the city I was in, my country and ultimately the world. After the session, I learned that green is the color of your heart chakra, and I felt chills running down my spine; I truly connected with myself during that practice. From that day on, I try to practice Loving K...
Thanksgiving is a great reminder to us all to be thankful and have gratitude. However, there is power in regularly practicing gratitude. By doing so, you can:
Increase your well being
Increase your happiness
Reduce your stress
Increase your trust in yourself and others
There are a variety of ways to practice gratitude. In Shawn Achor's book, The Happiness Advantage, he describes a practice of gratitude that includes documenting three things you are grateful for every day and sharing those things with the people you love.
Another way to practice gratitude is to meditate on all that we have to be grateful for. I developed this meditation on gratitude to assist you in doing this.
To practice Gratitude on your own:
Choose a comfortable position… you can sit on the floor, on a cushion or a ch...