Every day we breathe. Every day we judge. Every day we are lost and we are found. Moment by moment awareness. It is all one event. Self care is the key.
“Mindfulness begins with ourselves. Learning how to generate a feeling of joy, learning how to generate a feeling of happiness, learning how to handle a painful feeling or emotion, listening to the suffering to allow understanding and compassion to be born, and suffer less. This is the first step”. (Happy teachers Change the World. 2017. Thich Nhat Hanh, pg. 195)
Contemplative practices come in many varieties and can be found in many traditions. They are the way that human beings across cultures and across time have found to concentrate, broaden, and deepen conscious awareness as the gateway to cultivating their full potential.
I invite you to start a personal practice, help yourself to the joy of breath, mindfulness of the moment. As you breathe, you begin to develop and deepen your attentional meditations. It’s all good, just the way it is. Process, journey, product, attitude everything shifts with an intention. Need guidance or a road map? There are so many sites and spaces to aid your process.
Here are some resources to help you launch your practice.
Let me know if you have questions. Open your heart and let be.