Archive for the ‘Practices’ Category

Season of sweetness and reflection

Part of the Jewish New Year’s tradition invites us to eat apples dipped in honey in hopes of a sweet new year. It is a time of reflection, both reviewing the past year, and looking forward to aspirations for the coming year. We reflect gratefully on the contributions of our CMA partners which have been instrumental in moving the CMA’s work forward. How can you bring more sweetness into your life with the “I spy gratitude” practice?

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Equanimity in the face of difficult situations

What practice might remind you to find equanimity in the midst of the rush and challenges of your day? Read on for inspiration, ideas and a song by Betsy Rose to support your practice of cultivating balance in the midst of the hard stuff of life.

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Finding ease in the midst of pain

When pain arises, we can create a different relationship with it to lessen its grip. When we notice with kind attention how sensations change, fluctuate, ebb and flow, it feels as if the pain has less power. Through practicing mindful awareness, we can become skilled at dealing with moment to moment sensations of pain.

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