Mindful of the body in the body
Become mindful of the sensations in the area you call “the stomach”. Check in with this area before and after meals. What can your stomach tell you about hunger and fullness? When full are you also satisfied? Try asking, “Why am I eating?” Experiment with eating very mindfully noting colors, aromas, textures, temperature and flavors. How does mindful eating affect your experience of fullness and satisfaction?
Reminding Yourself: Post pictures of a stomach or notes saying “Stomach” where you eat.
Weekly Mindfulness Tasks are based on the work of Roshi Jan Chozen Bays and her book: How to Train a Wild Elephant & Other Adventures in Mindfulness.
Weekly Mindfulness Tasks
Mindfulness is the door to the present moment. It is the habit of deliberately paying full attention to what is happening around and within us without criticism or judgment.
This practice, part of the Eightfold Noble Path, is one that any of us can take with us throughout our day and know that we are benefiting ourselves, our family and many beings.
As a support for all of us, we offer a weekly mindfulness task with the aim of helping each and all of us cultivate this simple, life transforming habit.
Please give it a try and share your experiences on our facebook page
Accepting all things as they are
Weather is unpredictable, uncontrollable and the subject of much conversation, desire and aversion. This week let’s be mindful of weather in our conversation both internally and externally. How often do we talk about weather with others and in our thoughts? Why do we talk about weather and what triggers the conversations? What opinions do we have about weather? What effect do our opinions have on the weather? What effect do our opinions have on our experience of the weather, on our actions and on our happiness? Can we let go of our “weather opinions” and how does this effect our happiness and actions?
Reminding Yourself: Post pictures – little suns, clouds, etc or notes saying “Weather”. Post them in places where you think about weather – closet door, bathroom mirror, or auto