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Tweeting on Meditation

A collection of recent meditation “tweets.” Enjoy!

I have a Twitter feed called “Fourbreaths” where I post small meditation intentions that I have read and liked. I find that reading for about 20 minutes before I sit helps me to settle and focus. Here is a short selection of recent tweets. You can find more at www.Twitter.com/Fourbreaths

Once you see how doable it is to start over, you won’t judge your efforts so harshly. (Sharon Salzberg)

As you feel each breath, concentrate and settle into its movement. (Jack Kornfield)

Notice, with relaxed interest, the passing show of all phenomena. (Sylvia Boorstein)

Rather than try to create another state, simply allow space for whatever is going on. (Joseph Goldstein)

It is not about changing myself. It is about being who I am. (Sheila Peltz Weinberg)

The very first step…in breaking free from…stress reactivity… is to be mindful of what is happening while it is happening. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Let your attention rest on the feeling of the natural breath, one breath at a time (Sharon Salzberg)

No matter what you experience, be aware of it, let it come and go, and rest at ease in the midst of it all. (Jack Kornfield)

Can you feel the difference between the experience of “I am angry” and “This is anger”? ... Through that little distinction flows a whole world of freedom. (Joseph Goldstein)

Losing and restoring balance is part of the practice. The trick is to always begin again. (Sharon Salzberg)

Whenever you notice you have been carried away for a time, acknowledge the wave that has done so by softly giving it a name… then let it pass and gently return to the breath.  (Jack Kornfield)

Sit. Relax. Try to smile. Rest your attention on the sensations in your body. (Sylvia Boorstein)

I find out I don't have to be anyone else. How nice! What a relief! (Sheila Peltz Weinberg)

The quality of our practice has to do with how open we are to whatever is there. (Joseph Goldstein)

Rabbi Mark Sameth is the spiritual leader of Joyful Judaism: Pleasantville Community Synagogue an inclusive, progressive synagogue—with members from 20 towns, villages and cities all across Westchester and “A Hebrew School Your Kids Can Love.” Read The New York Times article. Follow Rabbi Mark on Twitter . Weekly meditation at the synagogue every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. is open to the public; everyone—without exception—is welcome and warmly invited. OUR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS ON. See “Top 10 Reasons to Join PCS” at www.ShalomPCS.com.

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