Today’s episode of The Mindful Minute kicks off a new series for us: Finding the Fun in Meditation

Fun. It feels almost clumsy in its simplicity. Like it doesn’t belong here. After all, meditation is a serious practice. With 2500 years of traditions, of monks in robes and vows of renunciation, meditation carries its own weight, and, because of this, it is easy to overlook a simple yet crucial element. 

We are supposed to be ENJOYING OURSELVES. It should be fun! After all, if it isn’t adding to our enjoyment of life, why on earth would we waste time doing it?!

Hermann Hesse wrote, “the high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy. My advice to the person suffering from lack of time and apathy is this: seek out each day as many as possible of the small joys.”

Our meditation practice unquestionably wakes up to these small joys; these moments of fun. It asks us again and again to come back from our fear-based projections and ask us to dwell here in the moment-to-moment small joys.

Tune into today’s episode as we explore the small joys that make life fun and share in a 20-minute guided meditation at the end. 

BONUS: you’ll hear me reference last month’s abundance series and some of the personal work I’m doing regarding abundance. You can learn more by visiting blissfulbudget.com {https://www.blissfulbudget.com/}.

DOUBLE BONUS: This year, for the first time, I am offering a Winter Solstice VIRTUAL meditation retreat! Visit merylarnett.com and click on “events” to get all the details. Be sure to use code “MindfulMinute2019” to save $5 on registration.

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Let’s take a moment to set a mindful intention for the holiday season whether you intend to shop, decorate or ignore the holiday completely! Let’s choose chill. Join me for today’s mini meditation and don’t hesitate to revisit frequently in this often overly-busy time of year!

Happy Holidays!

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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Abundance & Asteya

November 28, 2019

Synchronistically, as we explore abundance this month as our community intention, within our Yoga + Meditation Teacher Training here at Sacred Chill {West}, we are also discussing non-stealing. Non-stealing is one of the Yamas & Niyamas, which are essentially tenets of living a mindful life.

Of course, non-stealing means exactly what you think it means on the surface, and, a little deeper, we discover that non-stealing has many meanings related to deeper discovery of self.

As we think through what we might want to call in with more abundance, it can be very easy when we aren’t clear {or when we aren’t quite brave enough to name it, yet} to get lost in looking at what everyone else is striving for… The house, the car, the job, the family…. 

When we aren’t steady and present inside, we steal from ourselves by claiming others’ lives as our own. In today’s Thanksgiving episode of The Mindful Minute, we discuss the ways in which we can invite ourselves into a steadier, clearer relationship within, and stay grounded within what our lives need more of regardless of what those around us are doing.

This year, for the first time, I am offering a Winter Solstice VIRTUAL meditation retreat! Visit merylarnett.com and click on “events” to get all the details. Be sure to use code “MindfulMinute2019” to save $5 on registration.

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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This week for our mini practice, rather than thinking of abundance as a list of “wants” for our lives, let’s explore abundance as a feeling in our everyday, day-to-day moments. Shifting from a reverie of lack to an expression of the abundant life.

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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“For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is “I didn’t get enough sleep.” The next one is “I don’t have enough time.” … We don’t have enough exercise. We don’t have enough work. We don’t have enough profits. We don’t have enough power. We don’t have enough wilderness. We don’t have enough weekends. Of course, we don’t have enough money – ever.⁠

We’re not thin enough, we’re not smart enough, we’re not pretty enough or fit enough or educated or successful enough, or rich enough – ever. Before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor, we’re already inadequate, already behind, already losing, already lacking something…”     ~Lynne Twist⁠, The Soul of Money

The first time I read this quote, maybe a decade ago, I felt it in the center of my gut. Seen.⁠

When I planned out this month’s meditation series back in October, I pulled this quote to use again and it hit me just as hard. Still true.⁠

Last Wednesday, another teacher at our studio shared this exact same quote in HER meditation class and it moved me to tears.⁠

The reverie of lack is real and ever-present for many of us, and no discussion of abundance is complete without acknowledging the subconscious mindset we walk around with day after day. And, no discussion of mindfulness is complete without acknowledging the freedom we have to choose our thoughts.

Join me for today’s episode of The Mindful Minute as we explore the reverie of lack and the ways we can address it within our mindfulness meditation practice. Be sure to listen until the end; after our 20-minute meditation, I share one of my favorite mantras for working with this abundance mindset…

This year, for the first time, I am offering a Winter Solstice VIRTUAL meditation retreat! Visit merylarnett.com and click on “events” to get all the details. Be sure to use code “MindfulMinute2019” to save $5 on registration.

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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“To learn how to ask for what we need, only to practice accepting what we’re given. This is our journey on earth.” ~Mark Nepo

Join me for this mini meditation designed to help us attune to the feeling behind our desires.

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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