1. Find a comfortable seat and draw your attention inward to find clarity.
2.Calm your breath. Focus your thoughts on the pros and cons of volunteering. It should not infringe on your self-care or in any way create a hardship for you. You want your heart chakra to be open to this work.
3. Zero in on what you love and feel passionate about-perhaps it's creating art with kids, teaching yoga to seniors, or building a community garden.
4. Figure out if you want to volunteer with a formal nonprofit organization or start your own.
5. Come up with a timeline and an action list. With an open heart, follow your passion.
During this fall season, retreat inward, light a candle, and see what cobwebs need clearing.
Try this guided meditation to tune in, listen, and reflect on where you are in your life.
Approach the fall with anticipation, preparation, and excitement. Observe its energy and watch as it cyclically moves through its phases—transitioning from one moment to the next, sometimes intensely and sometimes gently.
Nature moves slowly and deliberately toward harmony and sustainability. It intrinsically knows what it needs to do and simply does it. You can learn a lot by tuning into this process in your own life—if you slow down enough and pay close attention.
ont hHis Holiness Teczin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, said, " We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves." When conflict comes into your day and disturbs your peace, know that those moments will pass into impermanence. Bad behavior is a temporary action, Experiencing it from others requires tolerance and patience. The challenge is to become the peaceful warrior who wisely does not build a permanent construction out of something impermanent.
1. Come to a peaceful warrior pose, one of the most graceful of all yoga poses. The left hand rests on the left thigh as the right hand stretches upward as if reaching for the sun like a mighty warrior.
2. Breath out. With tenderness and gentleness. Press into your feet into the ground as you push your pelvis down and hold the posture as would a peaceful warrior. Smile with sincerity. Continue breathing in and breathing out. In awe of the peace and the power.
3. Take a breath in and as you breath out come to Warrior Two. Step up to Mountian pose and breathe. now repeat on the other side.
4. Release any tension the body is holding on your exhale. Feel the balance, fee the strength. Notice the stamina and balance in your body. Feel how strong yet peaceful each part of your body has become.
5. Realize that this it the peaceful strength embraced all the Shaolin warriors.
Nature speaks directly to the senses~drawing you outward and inward at the same time and fostering a deep, abiding sense that the earth (which some see as a living entity) is due our respect, gratitude, protection, and enduring friendship. Meditate on ways you might honor and befriend the earth.
1. Find a comfortable seat preferably in nature. Align yourself with the natural world, and be fully aware and present to it.
2. Feel open, serene, and relaxed as your senses soak up the setting.
3. Let your awareness take in the sounds, scent and sensations, but don't get caught up in them. Instead allow your senses to anchor you into being fully attentive and present.
4. Sense the interconnectedness between you and your setting, earth.
5. Observe how sharp your senses become as you sit in mindful awareness.
6. Allow nature to buoy and nourish your spirit as you sink into the rapture of inner quietude.
7. Feel at one with all in your natural setting.
8. Expand your consciousness to include a sense of oneness with all of nature and the universe.
9. Feel humbled, inspired, and grateful to your friend, the earth.
Inspired by Meera lester