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Developing Mindfulness

 

Overview of Practice

 

  • Intention to cultivate awareness and mindfulness

  • Returning to peripheral awareness again and again

  • Attention to what is occurring in the present moment

  • Observing thoughts, feelings, sensations

  • The attitude is non-judgmental and interested

  • Accept all thoughts, reject none, hold onto none

Introduction – 5 Minutes    

 

  • Prepare the Room and Relax

  • Light a candle

  • Listen to Music

  • Top to Bottom Body Scan – Relax fully

  • Focus on Deep Breathing – In through the nose, out through the mouth.

 

The Meditation - 30 Minutes

 

Part One

 

  • Keep your eyes open and Be Still.

  • Bring your attention to the Object of Meditation: Mindfulness

  • Separate from your attachments

  • Pay attention to your Peripheral Awareness

  • Unite with a Three-Fold Awareness: Thinking, Feeling, and Sensing

  • Feel at One with all creation

 

Part Two

  • Close your eyes and Be Still

  • On 1st. breath, Think, "I am aware and mindful."

  • On 2nd. breath, Feel, "I am aware and mindful."

  • On 3rd. breath, Sense, "I am aware and mindful."

  • Repeat the sequence of three, four times.

  • End the practice and give thanks to Jesus

Related Guided Meditation/Contemplation

The Presence of Jesus

Get to Know Jesus

Developing Mindfulness

Loving Kindness

Review Introduction
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