We all hear about meditation and the tremendous benefits of the practice, but really how many of us are practicing? Yes, I mean really practicing so that we can make a connection to our Higher Spirit, God whatever you want to call the connection we reach that moves us to the ultimate transcendent experience.
In my interview with author and yoga teacher Jennie Lee about her new book entitled “Breathing Love Meditation in Action,” we discuss not only the benefits of meditation but the various forms of meditation that can assist us in making a connection with those deep areas of emotional hurt and filling them with love so that we are better able to move beyond our emotional pain.
As Jennie states ” In order to notice the difference between the small self and its efforts in love and the greater Self and its essence as the love we need to practice periods of stillness throughout the day. These are moments to check in, get centered, self-reflect. They are moments to manage stress, to listen to our inner needs and to respond with self-compassion.” To ask questions like: Do I hold any beliefs about love that are not uplifting to me? Do I have any judgments about love? About myself and love? About other and love? These are just a few of the opportunities that Jennie gives her readers to turn this into a reflective and daily practice.
Remember nothing from outside fulfills us forever, it is always an inside job to reach our desired happiness. I hope you will join me and author Jennie Lee as we explore the teaching of “Breathing Live Meditation in Action.” If you want to learn more about Jennie please click here to be directed to her website, or you can connect with her on Facebook by clicking here.
Enjoy this great interview with author and yoga teacher Jennie Lee.
Do you feel like you are on autopilot? Just going through the motions-like life is just a blur of commuting to work, calendar event and obligations. If so then listen up. I recently interviewed Chris Bartz-Brown the author of a new book entitled ” Wake Up-A Handbook to Living in the Here and Now“.
This is not only a fantastic book, but the book design is exceptional, it really is a handbook–please feel free to take notes on the pages provided. Chris has provided 54 playful strategies to help the readers snap out of autopilot. We discussed several playful strategies in our interview together, example “Kill your Television”. As Chris states, a little television is not a bad thing, but a lot of television wastes our time and our life. What would be the payoff for watching less television? What else could you do to entertain yourself, read a book, take a walk, exercise, meditate? All the options seem better than watching television.
How about the idea of noticing what you notice. Most of us are in such a hurry that we infrequently notice the little things in life. How about carrying a pen or pencil with some paper and just start writing down what you notice? These things could be people, conversations, buildings, articles or a fleeting glance from someone in a passing bus. It doesn’t matter what you find interesting; it only matters that you notice it. So what is the payoff of this new activity, becoming more sensitized to the world in which we live and as a result enjoying a heightened sense of connectedness and vitality.
Chris’s new book “Wake-Up” is a great easy read with lots of strategies for changing your habits and behavior for the better. If you want to learn more about the book and Chris please click here to be directed to Chris’s website.
I hope you enjoy this lively interview with author Chris Bartz-Brown.
How often do you beat up on yourself? What if you could learn to apply self-compassion to that part of you that gets lashed by your ego telling you that you are not good enough?
In my interview with author Radhule Weininger MD, Ph.D. we discuss her new book Heartwork The Path of Self-Compassion. In the interview, with Radhule she reveals the 9 practices for opening our heart up so that we can heal the pain that we carry inside, and that frequently won’t go away.
Hearwork is filled with wonderful success stories and practices so that the reader can apply the techniques to their specific issues. She also provides various meditation and mindfulness practices that cultivate heightened awareness, tranquility and inner happiness. As Radhule writes ” As your wounded heart begins to heal with self-compassion, it may begin to fill with generosity and kindness; the boundaries of your self-preoccupation may loosen, and compassion for yourself can naturally widen to compassion for others. His Holiness the Dalai Lama tells us, ” Although you may not be able to avoid difficult situations, you can modify the extent to which you (and others) suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation”
So if you want to learn how to respond differently with self-compassion and compassion for others, then you are going to want to listen to my interview author Radhule Weininger MD, Ph.D. If you are interested in exploring Radhule’s website, just click here. You will find more about her workshops, seminars and professional services.
I hope you enjoy my interview with author Radhule Weininger MD, PhD about her new book Heartwork, The Path to Self-Compassion.