It’s evening right now for me. I just got done meditating and I’m feeling quite peaceful and relaxed. I am happy because I bought a new outfit for yoga today. I had the day off and did a little shopping.
I thought I'd get a general discussion going on how we're feeling at present. Putting aside what we want to learn or to offer when it comes to mindfulness, this is an invitation for us to check in with ourselves and to share with the group anything that is in heart and mind.
At the moment I am feeling relaxed and content. It has been raining here in Stockholm after a bit of a dry spell. Two nights ago I was awoken in the middle of the night by an incredible display of thunder that seemed to roll on and on and on. Listening to it was incredibly meditative and really made me realize how powerful and mysterious the elements are. I felt so close to nature in that moment and yet still safe and protected. Lately I've been feeling called to move deeper into alignment with nature, and so I plan to do some camping and balcony gardening in the coming weeks.
How is everyone else doing?
For those that were present for the live session with Kevin Griffin last week or those that watched the recording afterwards, I'm curious to hear about any insights, reflections, or curiosities that arose from what he shared.
One thing that resonated with me was when he brought light to the power of unrecognized mood and emotions. Often, when I don't 'feel like' meditating, there is some kind of mood that underlies the thought patterns I'm holding and the feeling of resistance. I will definitely practice increasing my awareness of the mood I am in during practice, even if it's only very subtle.