If your compassion doesn't include yourself, it's incomplete
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This week we’re talking about compassion, being aware of suffering and feeling a desire to alleviate it. Compassion is one of the key practices of mindfulness and its something we find easy when we think of someone we love. But where we can really struggle is feeling compassion towards ourselves; when we’re suffering we sometimes punish ourselves more for not being good enough. Mindfulness is a practice of compassion and that begins with yourself - when you let go of the idea of who you think you need to be and accept yourself as you are it’s an act of compassion that allows you to start to let go of suffering.

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The Mindful Minute
The Mindful Minute
Meryl Arnett
Sunrise to Sunset: Mid-day Meditation {part 2}
For years, lunchtime was my meditation time. It was an easy time for me to be consistent; I knew I was going to eat lunch at some point every day, I knew I could take 10 minutes before that first bite to tune-in, and I could sync it with my kids naps! ** This is also the time of day when we need an added dose of focus and energy to carry us through the rest of the day. It is a natural point of low energy, and often it is also a time when we start to think about how much we haven’t gotten done yet. We start planning tomorrow’s to-do list while still working through today. ** This tension between low-energy and high-demands actually diminishes our ability to get things done in a creative, not to mention timely, manner. ** A mid-day meditation practice is benefited from bringing in the mindfulness tenant of non-judgment. Non-judgment asks us to release our obsession with ‘good job/bad job’. It asks us to let go of ‘I like it/I don’t like it’. And instead, it asks us to simply sit with what is… ** Rather than grasp for that fully finished project; the perfectly completed to-do list in the middle of the day… let us settle down for a rest within what is. ** The simple flow of breath and quieting of the mind is restful and restoring for the body and the brain. ** Isn’t it interesting that we KNOW it is true that if we rest we will be more productive and yet we still fight with it. Funny when you can’t believe the science right in front of you because the culture so loudly insists it isn’t true… or is it? ** Taking time to pause regularly might be the most sacred and important act we can make in 2021. This is the building block; the fully evolved solution will grow out of this quiet, intentional space. ** Tune into The Mindful Minute today as we take time for a mid-day meditation pause, and find out for yourself, what happens when you make space to rest in the middle of your day? ** You can practice with me live each Monday as I record this podcast. My virtual meditation class includes time for Q&A and a chance to connect with me personally! https://www.union.fit/orgs/meryl-arnett **Use code: Mindful5 to get your first class for $5!** ** Even better, if you enjoyed today’s episode, leave me a review wherever you get your podcasts, screenshot it and send it to meryl@merylarnett.com to get your first live class with me FOR FREE! ** ***Did you know I have a FREE Meditation Starter Kit on my website merylarnett.com? It is full of my favorite tips, stories and ideas for starting and maintaining a daily meditation practice. Grab your copy today! --> http://bit.ly/meditationstarterkit *** ** Connect with me on Instagram {@merylarnett} to get bonus meditation tips, mini-meditations, and the occasional baby spam: https://www.instagram.com/merylarnett/ #meditatewithmeryl
35 min
Yoga Inspiration
Yoga Inspiration
Kino MacGregor
#46: How to Find an Anchor While Meditating (Part 2)
The two practices of sati, or mindfulness, and metta, love and kindness, are distinctly different, but you cannot practice one without the other. It’s important to understand their differences in order to make the most out of your yoga practice. To start with, you cannot practice metta without sati. Sati is the mindfulness and awareness of what is. There is no imagination or visualization - what is simply is, and we must stay grounded in this practice in order to achieve mindfulness. Achieving this mindfulness is easier said than done because sitting and meditating is very intimidating to most of us. We are carrying existential pain and suffering deep within us and meditation forces us to sit with this pain. There’s absolutely nothing comfortable about that. But as you practice sati, you are practicing ways to observe this pain without fueling it. This objective way of looking at our thoughts and emotions makes it possible to practice metta. Metta is the power of creation through conscious thinking. When we practice metta, we are actively planting positive thoughts in our heart’s center of love, kindness, peace, and harmony, both toward ourselves and those around us. These positive thoughts can be things like “I am worthy” or “I deserve to be happy,” but they can also be as simple as the mere thought of love. Thinking of someone or something you love is part of the practice of metta. These thoughts tap into the vibration of love and give you the power to carry it within you and share it with others. As you listen today, think of your mind and heart as a garden. Sati will clear away the overgrowth of negative thoughts so you can plant the seeds of metta in an open mind and an open heart. I hope you recognize how important sati and metta are to not only our yoga practice but also to our own peace of mind. You cannot practice metta without sati because you cannot plant seeds of love before recognizing the pain and suffering that exists within your heart. Share some of what’s in your heart with me and my listeners. Send an email at info@kinoyoga.com and tell me - what does yoga mean to you? You could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast with Kino MacGregor. Stay connected: @kinoyoga and @omstarsofficial View my teaching schedule, blogs, etc on Kinoyoga.com Get your free 30 day membership on Omstars.com& use code: PODCAST
29 min
The HSP Podcast with Julie Bjelland
The HSP Podcast with Julie Bjelland
Julie Bjelland
Finding the Right Language to Share Our Superpowers as HSPs with Willow and Julie
As many of us didn’t receive the right training we needed as children in order to really understand our trait as HSPs, we can often take for granted the gifts it gives us. This can mean that we tend to focus on the challenges rather than the advantages. Since the trait enables us to process sensory data more deeply the way this actualizes as higher sensory abilities can be very rewarding. Whilst we may be aware of these abilities to an extent we often gloss over them in the way they were when we were children. In reality, these abilities are deeply aligned with our gifts, what’s most important to us and what makes us great at what we do. When we find the right language to share them it’s much easier to bring them into service for our benefit and the benefit of others. Join us this week as we continue the conversation about learning to normalize the high sensory abilities we are born with and how to bring them into conscious ownership. HSPs are more intuitive, empathic, creative, and have extra special abilities. Recognize your value and embrace and honor your gifts!  Give this Letter to your Medical and Mental Health Practitioners about the trait Please share and review this Podcast to help other HSPs. We love hearing from you and you can learn more about us at HSPpodcast.com Explore all resources for HSPs at JulieBjelland.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/julie-bjelland/message
51 min
Calming Anxiety
Calming Anxiety
Martin Hewlett Hypnotherapy
I will stay calm and carry on
Thank you for listening to the Calming Anxiety Podcast by me, Martin Hewlett Hi there Calm Crew Keeping up this months ever so positive theme we have a very new addition to our selection of affirmations - I will stay calm and carry on, My chosen charity , just $1 will buy 1 treated anti malaria net. For helping to fight against malaria - https://www.againstmalaria.com/ If you have found benefit from my podcast I do have a "buy me a coffee" page which helps to fund the hosting costs and all the time. :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/calminganxiety Click here to be first to download the forthcoming Calming Anxiety App - https://upbeat-knitter-1518.ck.page/2239e7aee4 If you have an Alexa device at home its now as simple as "Alexa, play the Calming Anxiety Podcast" All your favourite shows (over 300) now even easier to access. Please do think about our members page, a place where we have all your regular shows but advert free and bonus content that I am adding to weekly. For only $5.00 !! (Crazy cheap) you also get bonus content, longer shows for insomnia, deeper relaxation shows and monthly "ask me anything". It would also really help as I can then write more for more people around the world. There is also huge discounts on our future courses. Please click here to join our fan page - https://calminganxietypodcast.supercast.tech/ Listen to the show and then leave me a voice message here with your tips... - https://www.speakpipe.com/calminganxiety I am always open to requests and tips as I try to help as many people as possible . My email is calminganxiety@martinhewlett.co.uk If you feel like you need more help but don't want to see a therapist in person then why not check out our online course - https://courses.martinhewlett.co.uk/courses/banishanxiety If you have found benefit in any of our podcasts then it would really help if you could subscribe as well to our YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/martinhewlett?sub_confirmation=1 Finally, if you are ready to learn more about meditation and self hypnosis we have an eBook - Calming Anxiety - A New Way of Thinking. It comes with 5 guided sessions to listen to and shows you how to learn to relax deeply. https://www.martinhewlett.co.uk/resources/ For one on one Zoom hypnotherapy sessions to help with anxiety and insomnia to confidence and coping with bad habits email hypnotherapy@martinhewlett.co.uk and , for our range of T-shirts and hoodies. www.martinhewlett.co.uk/shop
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