Sit with me a while...
(a.k.a Easy Mornings)
"Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars."
-- Max Ehrmann
While we're staying-at-home, many of us have been trying new, virtual things (when we're not trying to avoid the snack cabinet, of course!). But even with so many choices, there can be an odd gap between time and the activities we use to fill it. Anxiety creeps in at unpredictable moments, and sometimes we can feel rootless.
So I try to think about things I know...
The Buddha referred to meditation as "sitting quietly."
Patanjali, considered the father of yoga, suggested that even our seated postures be "steady and comfortable."
And then there's John Lennon! After years of fame, he chose to stay home with his family in NYC, and there he wrote that he was "just sittin' here watching the wheels go 'round and 'round." Listening to the song, you might guess that he was perfectly content doing just that.
Is it possible that we can also discover why sitting in stillness is appealing?
Join me and others for a casual meditative experience, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:15am - 10:00am, running every week until further notice. Bring coffee and bed-head, if you like. Let your dogs join in. I'll be online starting at 9am to help you get comfortable or to just say "hi." And at 9:15am I'll guide us through simple yoga movements before we open into a gentle, guided meditation. We'll wrap up by 10:00am.
A few comments:
* You do not need to have a yoga or meditation practice to try this.
* You can sit in a chair if you like.
* You do not need to show yourself during Zoom; you are welcome to participate without video.
* These session are offered freely, in the spirit of wellness and the "dana" tradition.
* You can skip any day you like, but do join by 9:15am if you want to participate.
* Friends and family are welcome; but please email me with screen names so that I can welcome these people appropriately!
* Click here to register.