Are we practicing mindfulness? Yes. And no.

April 15, 2024   |   17 Comments

Audio only version is here
Meditation begins at 8:46

Hello, wonderful person.

Before today’s practice, I share a few thoughts about mindfulness meditation. Is that what we are doing when we sit together? Yes, that is accurate. But it is only 50% accurate. There is another aspect that is equally important. Please have a listen to this short talk to learn more. And let me know what you think because I always love to hear from you.

With love, 

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  • Posted by:  Bronia

    Thank you, Susan.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      You are so welcome. <3 S

  • Posted by:  Nicola

    Thank you. What a relief.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      So glad to hear it! <3 S

  • Posted by:  Alli P

    This brough me joy this morning. Your voice has become a tool I can use to calm my nervous system after listening to it for hours via audiobook. I am very thankful for you.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      And I’m thankful for you. <3 S

  • Posted by:  Sue Ellen May

    It’s such a lightbulb moment to realize that the technique is not the practice! Thank you for this reminder, which takes “doing it right” off the agenda.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      so glad this was useful. <3 s

  • Posted by:  Carolina Selvaggi

    Hello Susan ,thank you for this practice. During the meditation i lost the feeling of my limbs and was left with just a wave going back and forth through my hands…such a beautiful sensation.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      thanks for practicing. <3 s

  • Posted by:  PHILLIP

    Thank you once again, Susan.

  • Posted by:  Phillip

    Thank you, once again, Susan. I began my meditation today hoping for relief from something currently worrying and distressing me. I came to the odd realization that I should just let myself be worried and distressed; it won’t last forever and it really doesn’t matter very much that I’m worried if I don’t make a big deal about it. Now I strangely seem more relaxed.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      i totally get this! relaxing with what is (even if “what is” is not relaxing) is…relaxing. <3 s

  • Posted by:  Betsy Loeb

    Dear Susan,
    Such a beautiful instruction and clarification for me about awareness…it grows through our receiving with relaxation. I had never put that together.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      so happy this was useful. much love always, s

  • Posted by:  David Guy

    I found this quite helpful. Never heard it said quite this way before, that one happens through trying and the other through being receptive. That explains the whole samatha/vipassana instruction.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      So happy this was useful. <3 s

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