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practicing patience

Going deep without process

A few episodes back, I shared my image of noticing layers of yourself (physical and otherwise). Which I kept paying attention to in my own practice, especially as one day I observed myself going straight for the center. I was feeling my innermost depths!

Sort of. Not really.

What I was really doing was rushing my way into meditation, looking for a sensation that signaled "now I'm meditating" rather than going through a process. Because of course it's the process --and practicing it with patience-- that is really where the meditation is, and where the magic happens.

Do you ever find yourself going straight for the result you expect rather than staying with the experience of the practice? Maybe today, see what it takes to go for the process.


Listen to "Ep 503 - Practicing Patience + a Humming Meditation" on Spreaker.

What’s in this episode of Everyday Meditation?

  • Welcome + getting situated, with a few thoughts on rushing experience
  • A little lead-in movement: Arm reach/lift + lower
  • Breathing practice: Long exhale breathing
  • Meditation technique (awareness kriya): Humming sounds (bija mantra)
  • A little re-grounding movement: Seated twist

As always, I encourage you to make yourself at home in this practice: substitute, modify, do as you need to feel safe and present, including taking breaks!


Integration suggestion

After listening to the episode, perhaps check in: did you notice something that you want to carry with you? If yes, maybe jot it down in a notebook or record a voice memo to help you remember!


You can give it a try when you're ready

Listen to "Ep 503 - Practicing Patience + a Humming Meditation" on Spreaker.

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