Today I started the Meditation Challenge facilitated by the awesome Sharon Salzberg. If you aren't familiar with her she is a world renowned meditation teacher known for many things, but especially her teaching on loving kindness. The focus of today was to begin exploring concentration through your breath. Although I meditate daily I appreciate challenges and exercises like this one to help center me back to the basics. Today I reaffirmed what breath is to me. No matter what happens in life, I can always count on my breath. You can read more on how breath is peace for me on Sharon's blog.
I also really enjoy reading how the challenge is experienced by others. I especially enjoyed Concentration through Non-Action by Sarah Rae Newman. This really resonated with me as the message of "wait" and "non-action" has been very strong for me in the past few weeks. I also really enjoyed If You Are Breathing You Can Meditate. It is a reminder of what you can do in this world of cannot.
Although I am a meditation teacher as well, I am also a student and I appreciate this opportunity to continue to learn for myself and to better show up in this world for my family, friends and students.
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