This month’s meditation series is all about taking your meditation practice deeper. One of the facets of a deepening meditation practice is known as Right Speech. The teachings around Right Speech offer us guidance for speaking in a way that gives rise to peace and happiness within oneself and others. It is a practice of speaking deep, kind truth. And, perhaps most importantly, it is a practice that begins within Self. 

Yep, the way we talk to ourselves DIRECTLY impacts how we speak to others. The heart sets the tone for our speech, and our meditation practice allows us to notice and evolve the tone of our heart. This practice commits us to a greater awareness of body, mind and emotions. It makes it possible to recognize what we are going to say as we prepare to say it – and it gives us the gift of choice.

Ready to explore Right Speech for yourself? Tune into The Mindful Minute today for a discussion about speech and a 20-minute guided meditation practice. 

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Alfred Brendel tells us “The word listen contains the same letters as the word silent.”

If you want to take your meditation practice deeper, you must first become comfortable with silence. In this week’s mini meditation, we practice cultivating the skill of deep listening within our meditation practice. We will create a space that is free of agitation, distraction, and reaction. And, if you choose to grab a journal, I’m also sharing one of my favorite ways to hone the skill of deep listening.

These mini meditations are meant to support a daily home practice. Tune in every Monday to find your practice for the week! Full episodes are released every Thursday for a longer, deeper practice.

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This month’s meditation series is all about taking your meditation practice deeper. As we dive into a meditation practice, one of the common quandaries we run into is what do we DO with the practice as it starts to affect us? As we begin to quiet down and listen more, how do we work with all that we discover? When and where does change happen?

Well, this deepening starts with a practice of deep listening.

Alfred Brendel tells us “The word listen contains the same letters as the word silent.”

If you want to take your meditation practice deeper, you must first become comfortable with silence.

Our minds offer us the most incredible gift; they are simultaneously able to “do” and to “witness”. This means it is possible to think a thought AND to notice that thought at the same time. This ability to witness our innermost thoughts, this is deep listening.

For us to be able to hear our thoughts, we must cultivate a space that is absent of agitation, distraction and, most importantly, reaction. If we pull the judgment card, we are effectively silencing the words we most need to hear.

Read to listen? Tune into today’s episode of The Mindful Minute for a  talk and 20-minute meditation practice. Be sure to grab a notebook or journal as you settle in, I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to build the skill of deep listening at the end of today’s episode!

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A 10-minute meditation meant to help you reconnect to yourself and your day in a more alivened way. Use this practice to support a daily, home meditation practice.

These mini meditations are meant to support a daily home practice. Tune in every Monday to find your practice for the week! Full episodes are released every Thursday for a longer, deeper practice.

Connect with me on Instagram {@merylarnett} to get bonus meditation tips, mini-meditations, and the occasional baby spam: https://www.instagram.com/merylarnett/ 

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Tough Decisions

September 5, 2019

It takes a deep commitment to self to make a daily meditation practice happen. It sounds good on paper or in theory… but, the actuality of a daily practice is that is takes T I M E. Every. Single. Day. It asks of us to place value on stillness; it asks of us to claim our calendars as our own; and it asks of us to let go of what popular culture tells us about achievement.

If working harder was all that it took to be successful, we’d all be millionaires. Am I right?! We can scramble, hustle, plan, batch, and delegate until we are blue in the face. And, there will still be 1,000 demands on our time. 

Because the truth is, I want a lot for my life, and I bet you do to. I want to be an incredible mom, and a deeply connected and supportive partner. I want a wildly successful business that fulfills me and supports me financially. I want to be healthy, and happy, and to feel free. You too?

Well, if all we had to do was work harder, I think we’d already be there…. So let’s change the paradigm. Let’s place value on connection to self, first. Let’s claim our time as our own and honor that there is nothing on our calendar that we didn’t place there. You want to meditate every day? Write it on your calendar every day.

What can it hurt to try a different way? That to do list isn’t going anywhere regardless 😉

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Even in the shortest of practices, done on the busiest of days, we can touch into what’s sacred and graceful in our lives. When one of my Teachers asked, “are you practicing out of discipline or out of devotion?” it immediately reminded me of what I most love about this practice. Join me today for this short meditation and feel for yourself what happens when you practice out of devotion.

These mini meditations are meant to support a daily home practice. Tune in every Monday to find your practice for the week! Full episodes are released every Thursday for a longer, deeper practice.

Connect with me on Instagram {@merylarnett} to get bonus meditation tips, mini-meditations, and the occasional baby spam: https://www.instagram.com/merylarnett/ 

***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 ***

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