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Cultivating a Sense of Awe

Image show bright green moss growing from grey rocks. I stood and looked at it for the longest time.

Cultivating a sense of awe is an important skill to have.

Instinctive Meditation┬« is one of the ways to increase this sense of awe. It doesn’t require large block of time, uncomfortable postures, or memorization of mantras. It’s a practice that is unique to you, and unique from day to day.

Awe doesn’t have to be a goosebump moment. It can simply be a deepened sense of appreciation and wonder.

“On fMRI studies, awe quiets the default mode network in the brain, which results in the quieting of our internal and self-referential inner voice, hence a smaller sense of self and greater sense of connection.”

More good stuff in this article I found via The Good Life Project. It’s geared towards those in the caring professions, and has much good in it for the rest of us, too.

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/is_awe_a_path_to_resilience_in_caring_professions?fbclid=IwAR19dCjICvJ3oJucvvIYQ6GUGeQMyZ_d87Lm7LFjYDBkBKuJOfRzXeY7kTg

I would love to collaborate with you in creating your own instinctive meditation practice. Send me an email at craftingthespirit1@gmail.com, and let’s begin our adventure!


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Sutra 16, The Radiance Sutras

Sutra 16

The roar of joy that set the worlds in motion

Is reverberating in your body

And the space between all bodies

Beloved, Listen.

Find that exuberant vibration

Rising new in every moment,

Humming in your secret places,

Resounding through the channels of delight,

Know you are flooded by it always.

Float with the sound.

Melt with it into divine silence.

The sacred power of space will carry ou

Into the dancing radiant emptiness that is the source of all.

The ocean of sound is inviting you

Into its spacious embrace,

Calling you home.
“The Radiance Sutras”, Lorin Roche, PhD

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Sensory Meditation: Sight

Here is an idea of how you might approach a meditation on the sense of sight. Take your time as you explore.

This is a great practice to cultivate if you spend a lot of time working with close vision, such as computer work.

If your sense of vision is impaired, I offer a possible alternative for the experience. If there is a better approach for impaired vision, I’d love to learn about it.