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That moment when your meditation teacher says, "pay attention to your breath..." and you secretly think, "WTH does that even mean?!" and spend the meditation writing your grocery list.

Today's meditation and dharma talk is all about feeling the breath. We will talk bad WiFi, Google and meditation. It's all related; I promise!

Join me for the chance to finally understand what it is you are supposed to DO with the breath while you meditate...



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The Mindful Minut‪e‬ Meryl Arnett

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 104 Ratings

That moment when your meditation teacher says, "pay attention to your breath..." and you secretly think, "WTH does that even mean?!" and spend the meditation writing your grocery list.

Today's meditation and dharma talk is all about feeling the breath. We will talk bad WiFi, Google and meditation. It's all related; I promise!

Join me for the chance to finally understand what it is you are supposed to DO with the breath while you meditate...



#meditatewithmeryl

    Mini Meditation: The Web of Indebtedness

    Mini Meditation: The Web of Indebtedness

    In my experience on the meditation cushion, the web of indebtedness is exactly what we innately become aware of as our meditation practice moves into deeper cycles. It begins as we enter into a reciprocal relationship with our meditation practice.
     
    We give our time, energy and attention to our practice, and it responds to us with greater awareness, insight and warmth… The practice becomes sweeter because we give ourselves to it.
     
    And eventually, this spills over into our everyday actions. Join me for today’s mini meditation practice and notice how it feels to consciously ‘give’ to your 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.

    You can practice with me live each Monday as I record this podcast. My virtual meditation class includes time for Q&A and a chance to connect with me personally! https://www.union.fit/orgs/meryl-arnett
    **Use code: Mindful5 to get your first class for $5!**

    Even better, if you enjoyed today’s episode, leave me a review wherever you get your podcasts, screenshot it and send it to meryl@merylarnett.com to get your first live class with me FOR FREE!

    ***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 ***

    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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    What’s Love Got To Do With It {part 4}

    What’s Love Got To Do With It {part 4}

    This month, we have been exploring the cycle of awakening in this 4 part series - ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ And, with today’s episode, we reach the pinnacle of this cycle. Reciprocity.

    This cycle moves from paying attention, to noticing the gifts, to an outpouring of gratitude, and finally to reciprocity. Reciprocity is the literal answer to “what does love have to do with it?”

    Reciprocity is the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit; cultural anthropologists support this idea in what they call the "web of indebtedness".

    In my experience, this web of indebtedness is exactly what we innately become aware of as our meditation practice moves into deeper cycles. It begins as we enter into a reciprocal relationship with our meditation practice.
     
    We give our time, energy and attention to our practice, and it responds to us with greater awareness, insight and warmth… The practice becomes sweeter because we give ourselves to it.
     
    And eventually, this spills over into our everyday actions -
     
    We become more aware of our excess. Of how and what we teach our children. We are more inclined to listen and engage with humans we might not otherwise notice…
     
    And that noticing, it is starting another loop on the never-ending spiral of awakening. It is yet again paying attention, which will lead to noticing more gifts, more gratitude and new levels of reciprocity…
     
    Let’s explore this cycle now; join me for today’s episode of The Mindful Minute as we talk through this teaching and then share in a 20-minute guided meditation.

    You can practice with me live each Monday as I record this podcast. My virtual meditation class includes time for Q&A and a chance to connect with me personally! https://www.union.fit/orgs/meryl-arnett
    **Use code: Mindful5 to get your first class for $5!**

    Even better, if you enjoyed today’s episode, leave me a review wherever you get your podcasts, screenshot it and send it to meryl@merylarnett.com to get your first live class with me FOR FREE!

    ***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 ***

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

    • 36 min
    Mini Meditation: What A Wonderful Day

    Mini Meditation: What A Wonderful Day

    Today’s mini meditation is a practice inspired by the words of Maya Angelou -

    “This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.”

    A practice of gratefulness and wakefulness without the requisite “3 things you are grateful for…” cliche.

    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.

    You can practice with me live each Monday as I record this podcast. My virtual meditation class includes time for Q&A and a chance to connect with me personally! https://www.union.fit/orgs/meryl-arnett
    **Use code: Mindful5 to get your first class for $5!**

    Even better, if you enjoyed today’s episode, leave me a review wherever you get your podcasts, screenshot it and send it to meryl@merylarnett.com to get your first live class with me FOR FREE!

    ***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 ***

    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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    • 14 min
    What’s Love Got To Do With It {part 3}

    What’s Love Got To Do With It {part 3}

    I can imagine many of you, like me, feel something between a yawn and an eye roll when you hear the word 'gratitude' these days - it has become such an overused, misunderstood word... I must have taught a dozen different gratitude classes over the years, but I've noticed a significant shift in my practice and understanding of gratefulness in the time of COVID.

    This shift got me thinking… when excess is stripped away, is it possible we feel more abundant?⁠

    In the past, if I practiced gratitude, I did my diligence to write down 3 things I was grateful for - the issue was I tended to take the “things” part of that phrase too literally. I would be grateful for my coffee {and let’s be clear, I still am. Every. Single. Day.}, but living gratefully really isn’t about the things. Or the shoulds.

    A gratefulness that feels alive in our bodies doesn’t come from a mandate that “you SHOULD practice gratitude”. In fact, I believe that gratitude isn’t something we can ‘do’. I think it is actually the spontaneous evolution of waking up to a more heartfelt existence.

    So, in today’s episode of The Mindful Minute, I ask you to brave a discussion of gratitude; we will look at it perhaps from a different perspective, with absolutely no request to journal 3 things you are grateful for at the end!! Ready?

    You can practice with me live each Monday as I record this podcast. My virtual meditation class includes time for Q&A and a chance to connect with me personally! https://www.union.fit/orgs/meryl-arnett
    **Use code: Mindful5 to get your first class for $5!**

    Even better, if you enjoyed today’s episode, leave me a review wherever you get your podcasts, screenshot it and send it to meryl@merylarnett.com to get your first live class with me FOR FREE!

    ***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 ***

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

    #meditatewithmeryl

    • 34 min
    Mini Meditation: Receive The Gifts

    Mini Meditation: Receive The Gifts

    Today’s mini meditation practice is a practice in recognizing the gifts that your time and attention bestow on you. Every breath, every thought, every feeling is a gift from your soul to your ego-self.

    Will you waste these gifts obsessing about your next to-do, or will you witness that obsessive thought with a smile and a “thank you” as you honor the gift of wisdom that just landed in your lap?

    And because this is a practice in receiving gifts, we will bring in a few extra elements meant to infuse your practice with a sense of sacredness and reverence.

    Join me for this short practice, and be sure to tune into the episode titled What’s Love Got To Do With It {part 2} for a deeper explanation of the gifts we receive from meditation.

    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.

    You can practice with me live each Monday as I record this podcast. My virtual meditation class includes time for Q&A and a chance to connect with me personally! https://www.union.fit/orgs/meryl-arnett
    **Use code: Mindful5 to get your first class for $5!**

    Even better, if you enjoyed today’s episode, leave me a review wherever you get your podcasts, screenshot it and send it to meryl@merylarnett.com to get your first live class with me FOR FREE!

    ***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 ***

    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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    • 13 min
    What’s Love Got To Do With It {part 2}

    What’s Love Got To Do With It {part 2}

    Gifts. ⁠

    Last week, on my birthday, I received so many gifts. Gifts of time, attention, tea & cookies... By the end of the end of day, my heart was so full of gratitude it felt like it might burst, and the question floating around in my head was - ⁠

    What if we felt in our bones that all of our life experiences contain gifts? ⁠
    The good. The bad. The boring.⁠

    When our meditation practice shifts from simply paying attention to the acknowledgement of gifts, well now, we have taken the first step in deepening our meditation practice to something beyond our small ego-based selves…

    What a gift meditation practice is, a luxury of time, breath and relating to yourself with curiosity and kindness.

    And here is the interesting thing - with every gift that we acknowledge, 30 more come tumbling into view. Suddenly, we find ourselves awash in gifts that might have previously been unnoticed moments in our lives.

    Every breath, every thought, every feeling is a gift from your soul to your ego-self.

    Will you waste these gifts obsessing about your next to-do, or will you witness that obsessive thought with a smile and a “thank you” as you honor the gift of wisdom that just landed in your lap?

    Today’s episode of The Mindful Minute is a practice in recognizing the gifts. ALL the gifts.
    With every distraction, every discomfort, every joy, every mundane thought, we will remind ourselves, “this is a gift.” Curious what comes from a practice like this? Try it for yourself and find out!

    You can practice with me live each Monday as I record this podcast. My virtual meditation class includes time for Q&A and a chance to connect with me personally! https://www.union.fit/orgs/meryl-arnett
    **Use code: Mindful5 to get your first class for $5!**

    Even better, if you enjoyed today’s episode, leave me a review wherever you get your podcasts, screenshot it and send it to meryl@merylarnett.com to get your first live class with me FOR FREE!

    ***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 ***

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

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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104 Ratings

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Grounding

These meditation have given me life! My weeks feel more grounded when I listen to this podcast. Meryl has been an inspiration to me as a yoga teacher as well as a mom, wife and friend. Each session is full of thoughtful and soul serving words that have taught me a great deal. Thank you, Meryl!

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The best part of my week

I really look forward to this each week! It’s a great way to stop, breathe, and reconnect for the day or week (or hour) ahead. Thank you, Meryl, for sharing and leading this practice each week!

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My favorite way to meditate - thank you!

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