Friday, December 18, 2015

Just Sitting: Doing Nothing for the Holidays

What is the best gift you can give yourself for the Holidays?

The holidays are, for many of us, a mixed experience. There is joy and friendship, coupled with stress and good old fashioned consumerism. Striking a balance can be hard.

And then there's the question of what can you give yourself?

I often refer to meditation as a 'gift' you can give yourself. There is an apocryphal story of a meditation teacher who was asked how often you should meditate. His answer was simple: "Once a day, unless you are busy, in which case twice a day."

So this holiday be sure to give yourself the gift of doing noting - as often as you need it!

The following audio is a short introduction to 'Just Sitting' meditation, together with a fully guided 30 minute sit.

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