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Releasing Negative Self-Beliefs | Radical Compassion
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Releasing Negative Self-Beliefs | Radical Compassion

In Chapter 4 “Releasing Negative Self-Beliefs”, in our book this month, Radical Compassion,  we work with just that, releasing our negative self-beliefs. Many of these are ingrained in us from childhood and we use them as protective devices to wall off our true self. We are beyond these negative beliefs we have clung on to...

RAIN Reveals Your True Self | Radical Compassion
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RAIN Reveals Your True Self | Radical Compassion

In the next chapter, Chapter 3 “RAIN Reveals Your True Self”, in our book this month, Radical Compassion,  we work with connecting with our “future self” first and then the full RAIN meditation. In regard to the “future self,” you can also call this Wise Self, Higher Self, Awakened Heart, Higher Consciousness, or whatever words...

RAIN Creates a Clearing | Radical Compassion
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RAIN Creates a Clearing | Radical Compassion

We begin our March study of Tara Brach’s Radical Compassion. I have appreciated studying with Tara before in her online events. Just yesterday, I was fortunate to attend her Radical Compassion: Actively Loving Ourselves and Our World which was an all-day workshop hosted by Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Radical Compassion is active caring. As Tara says, we apply...

Real Happiness Week Four: Day 28: Interconnectedness Meditation
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Real Happiness Week Four: Day 28: Interconnectedness Meditation

We come to a close with our last day of the Real Happiness Challenge. I hope that this has assisted you in your meditation practice. We explored various techniques over the last four weeks and now we come to see our interconnection with everything in today’s practice. Here we see how all of our encounter...

Real Happiness Week Four: Day 27: Meditation on Compassion
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Real Happiness Week Four: Day 27: Meditation on Compassion

Our practice is compassion as we near the end of our Real Happiness Challenge. We look at the quality of our compassion so that it is a component of loving-kindness. We work with a difficult emotion and notice how we feel about this emotion. We pay attention to our body, the sensations, and the relationship...

Real Happiness Week Four: Day 26: Lovingkindness Toward All Beings
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Real Happiness Week Four: Day 26: Lovingkindness Toward All Beings

In our practice today, we include all creatures great and small and truly all beings. We offer lovingkindness to all beings in various categories, including enlightened beings and unenlightened beings. As Sharon says, “Enlightened beings are those who are good hearted, committed to wisdom, to love, to compassion. Unenlightened beings are those who live in...

Real Happiness Week Four: Day 24: Opening the Heart
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Real Happiness Week Four: Day 24: Opening the Heart

Today’s Lovingkindness practice is a visualization. We start off as usual, settling in and being with the breath, then imagining yourself in the center of a circle. You are surrounded by loving beings that you have met or beings that have inspired you. Maybe these beings actually exist, maybe they are historical or mythical persons...

For March – Radical Compassion by Tara Brach
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For March – Radical Compassion by Tara Brach

During the month of March, my mindfulness classes will be taking the lead from the book Radical Compassion by Tara Brach. Radical Compassion is a heartfelt and deeply practical book offering the antidote to today’s stressful times: the easy-to-learn, four-step meditation practice, RAIN. Radical Compassion introduces the RAIN meditation as a powerful spiritual technology for cultivating...