Tag: meditation

Cultivate a Grateful Heart

“A grateful heat is a magnet that draws to us what is harmonious and good.  This idea is reflected in a playful metaphysical adage: not ‘We see things as they are’, but ‘we see things as we are’.” ~Yogacharya O’Brian During this turbulent time, it is easy to get caught up in the changing events and see only gloom and… Read more →

Bring Peace to the Troubled Mind

“When we are confronted with difficulty, our thoughts can spin and tension grips the body. First aid for the troubled mind and fearful heart is to attend to the breath. It is the most accessible and reliable way to become still. Simply noticing inhalation and exhalation with the intention to become more inwardly aware restores our equilibrium. Then we can… Read more →

The Transforming Power of Breath

“Sweep away negative or self-defeating thoughts with a conscious out-breath. Welcome happiness back into your heart and mind with a conscious in-breath. It takes only one transforming moment, one breath.”    Yogacharya O’Brian Breath – a natural process of the body.  We don’t need to think about it, it happens automatically.  Yet the breath can become a powerful tool when we… Read more →

Join us May 1 and May 5

Next week at Awakening we will be offering an evening meditation time from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1, which will also include a time to offer your prayers either silently or aloud. Then, from 1-4 pm on Saturday, May 4,  Rev. Devin Kent Sodt will offer a course to enhance and strengthen your meditation practice, “Be Still… Read more →