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Breathe! Delight in Meditation

With Trudy Goodman recorded on April 14, 2019.

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How can we delight in our meditation? Learning to bring loving awareness to the breath, feeling the ebb and flow in real time as we sit quietly, is an art. The key is in our approach. Sometimes in practicing mindfulness of breathing, there can be an over-emphasis or insistence on focusing attention that drives delight down the drain. How we approach mindfulness of breathing is usually isomorphic, similar to the way we relate to other things and people in our lives. Join Trudy as she explores this topic in this session.

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11 months ago

Just an absolutely wonderful, affirming perspective!

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