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I feel a general sense of excitement and promise for our days in 2013. Mindful community is growing and connecting with one another other. Just thinking about that warms my heart and brings a smile to my face and yes, a bit watery in the eyes. I am so grateful for all of you out there who are in here, my heart, supporting each other and being of service to our community near and far. Intention is everything.

Daily Sit invites you to practice meditation with a live online community. Inspired by "Sitting Project," a daily meditation piece, Kim Brown and I thought it would be supportive to the community to offer an online interactive presence for meditation. I will post each week a photo like the one below and a thought (just a thought, right?). If you would like to share a peek at your experience or a simple notation that you sat, please do so in the "comments" section.

Rough morning. Having doubts and lacking motivation.

Each week there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to participate online in a community sit. Join me and others on Saturday, January 6, at 9:00 a.m. EST for a 30-minute sit from your home or wherever you are. I will do my best to make this the regular time for the community sit; however, stay tuned to the posts to get the weekly community online sit time. Sunday, Jan. 13t, the time will be 10 a.m. EST as I will be on the west coast sitting with you all at 7:00 a.m. PST. You can find and add me as a friend on Insight Timer.

How to add a friend on Insight Timer

The app is not necessary to participate with the community meditation and this blog. If you can't make 9 a.m. join in whenever you can and stay as long as you like. I can be found by my name, Kim Stetz, on Facebook and @kimstetz on Twitter. If you don't have an FB or Twitter account you can use an email address to help you find a friend on Insight Timer. Mine is Kimstetz@yahoo.com. Anyone in the community is welcome to friend and connect with others who want to log in during Daily Sit.

Meditation practice suggested to contemplate gratitude. If you are already working with a technique, then continue. If you are new to meditation, I encourage attending classes for instruction and foundational teachings. 
 
For a more complete guide on taking your seat and grounding prior to contemplating gratitude, please go here.
 
Reflections to contemplate:
1) What place am I grateful for? This could be your home, your bed, a mountain, an ocean. When choosing a place see its colors and sounds.   
2) Who has been kind to me? Think of one person who has been kind to you and to whom you are grateful. 
3) What personal attribute am I grateful for? This could be something physical, like your hands, or a quality about yourself that you like eg: patience or courage 
4) The phrases "I am grateful for my beautiful life" or "I am grateful for my precious life" 
 
Take care of your mind and you will see.
 
Please seek help and guidance if the going gets rough.

You are not alone.

This blog post is to encourage daily meditation practice, journaling, healing and connecting.

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