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Real Happiness Challenge: Week 2 - Where Am I?
Submitted by KimberlyBrown on Tue, 2/9/2016, 3:11pm
Like a lot of New Yorkers, I'm a busy person! Rushing from place to place, answering endless emails, Facebooking, Instagraming, Twittering, drinking coffee, attending meetings, scheduling, writing a class outline while riding the subway, remembering Sharon Salzberg's teaching while walking to work.
When I get lost in this busy mind, it's hard to break loose - my thoughts flow one to the next in a never-ending stream of associations. Sometimes I miss my stop or even forget where I'm going. Where am I?
The best way to recognize where I am is to ask myself "What's happening in my body?" Using mindfulness, I pay attention to everything that I can physically feel; that my feet are cold, that the sun is warming my skin, I can hear the cars honking, and my stomach is churning. Oh! Here I am! I guess I wasn't lost at all.
IDP is participating in lineage mentor Sharon Salzberg's REAL HAPPINESS Meditation Challenge. This 28-day practice follows the the program outlined in Sharon’s New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness for the entire month of February. We encourage everyone to join us; since 2011, thousands have participated in this challenge which will help you develop your meditation with support from the entire community.
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