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This is a resource from Charlotte Center for Mindfulness. Our mission is:



Empowering individuals and our diverse communities through mindfulness to create a more intentionally compassionate and engaged Charlotte.



www.ccmindful.org

    Mosquitos, Raindrops and Mindfulness Practice

    Mosquitos, Raindrops and Mindfulness Practice

    How mosquitos move through a raindrop is a powerful metaphor for the attunement of mindfulness.







    The Mosquito Among the Raindrops byTeddy Macker



    The mosquito among the raindrops… 



    It's equivalent to getting hit, says the scientist, by a falling school bus. 



    And hit every 20 seconds. 



    And the mosquito lives. 



    In fact she doesn't even try to avoid the drops. 



    No zigzagging, no ducking. No hiding under the eaves. 



    How does she do it? 



    No resistance to the force. 



    She hitches a ride on the blow, 



    a stowaway on that which brings her down. 



    She becomes “one with the drop,” 



    knowing that to fly again 



    she must fall.

    • 16 min
    Sitting Meditation- An Act of Love

    Sitting Meditation- An Act of Love

    “Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve

    yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love, of deep

    warm friendship to yourself. In this way there is no longer any need

    for the subtle aggression of self-improvement, for the endless guilt

    of not doing enough. It offers the possibility of an end to the

    ceaseless round of trying so hard that wraps so many people’s lives in

    a knot. Instead there is now meditation as an act of love. How

    endlessly delightful and encouraging.” 



    Bob Sharples, from Meditation: Calming the Mind

    • 21 min
    Copperheads, Sticks, and The Three Marks of Existence

    Copperheads, Sticks, and The Three Marks of Existence

    Noticing how the mind can confuse a stick for a copperhead can teach much about three basic truths of reality as named by Buddhist psychology.

    • 21 min
    Sitting Meditation- Coming Home With The Breath

    Sitting Meditation- Coming Home With The Breath

    This is a meditation in using noting practice, skillfully to acknowledge validate and return home again as needed.

    • 12 min
    Dog Pee, Basil, And The Tricky Nature Of Our Minds

    Dog Pee, Basil, And The Tricky Nature Of Our Minds

    When we don’t pause long enough to really know what’s here, the mind will fill in the holes with its own information from its stores-- and it often does this with the worst case scenario, or in a way that covers up what we might not want to see...  So this is one more reason that practicing moment to moment mindfulness with what’s here is so important in our lives.

    • 15 min
    Sitting Meditation- Contemplation Taking Us to Love

    Sitting Meditation- Contemplation Taking Us to Love

    This practice explores how noting helps us get more clear as to what's really here.



    What one takes in by contemplation, one pours out in love. –Meister Eckhart



     





    The Way It Is, Lynn Ungar



    One morning you might wake up

    to realize that the knot in your stomach

    had loosened itself and slipped away,

    and that the pit of unfulfilled longing in your heart

    had gradually, and without your really noticing,

    been filled in—patched like a pothole, not quite

    the same as it was, but good enough.



    And in that moment it might occur to you

    that your life, though not the way

    you planned it, and maybe not even entirely

    the way you wanted it, is nonetheless—

    persistently, abundantly, miraculously—

    exactly the way it is.

    • 22 min

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