Fishing For Soul

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Archive for February 16, 2009

Meditation Meets Radical Openness

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I meditate at least once a day. Meditation has kept me from falling into mental and emotional darkness many times. I use that quiet, reflective space to visualize my day, gather ideas for new workshops, ask for guidance about a challenging situation, and connect with myself and All That Is. I hear a lot of people say that they don’t have time to sit and be still. “Not even five minutes?” I ask. Just sit and take a few deep breaths. Presto! You’ve meditated.

Here is some advice from my spiritual guides:

“Once you are willing to quiet your mind, you will be able to sit without worry, without fear that you are missing out on something ‘out there’. Please know that ‘meditation’ means only that you are taking time for you, time to be in love with your self, time to listen to the thoughts that occupy your brilliant mind, time to BREATHE. There is no better cure for what ails you than quiet reflection. Listen. Feel. Know. Oh, it is so easy! We invite you to try it NOW! Take a few breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Let your shoulders drop away from your ears. Sit up tall. Plant your feet on the floor. Feel your heart beating. How nice! Now close your eyes. Success!”

Sixteen years ago I thought my life was in the toilet. A shamanic apprenticeship, meditation, and what I now refer to as Radical Openness saved me from a downward spiral. Radical Openness has allowed me to follow my impulses, to be spontaneous, to be open to reaching out to others and to receive others, to take extra time for myself, to slow down, to laugh, to cry, to be more creative, and to ultimately enjoy life in ways that I thought was possible only for someone else.

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I’ll be sharing my Radical Openness process in a free teleconference on Wed., Feb. 18th at 8 P.M. ET. Just call the conference line at 218.486.1300, bridge # 951782.

I’m also working on a follow up to “The Healing Power of Facebook.” I got an incredible response from that post and will be sharing some quotes from readers on Wed. Plus – I am investigating Blog Talk Radio as a way for people to share their everyday Fishing for Soul Stories. Stay tuned.

Peace!

Joe

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