Venue and time: Sunday May 28, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Meditation and Discussion), Moksha Yoga, London Ontario, Canada (hosted by Greg). Half hour drop-in meditation on Tuesday May 30, 8 – 8:30 pm.
Schedule: Drop-in Meditation 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Sunday April 2, Moksha Yoga, London Ontario, Canada. The drop-in meditation will have a component related to our discussion topic on Summer Mindful fun activities. Break for chat and tea 7:30 – 7:40 pm roughly served from our beautiful glass teapot; 7:40 – 8:30 pm – Discussion on the topic: Mindful Fun, Sun and Summer. Participants are welcome to either or both of these events. Attendance is free, and donations are gratefully accepted. For insurance requirements you need to sign in at the front desk of Moksha. See you Sunday!
Fun, Sun and Summer
Summer and warmer weather offer a treasure trove of activities to explore mindfully. This is the focus of this Sunday’s meditation and chat. So relax back and enjoy. Despite the abundance of activities, we can be overwhelmed. For example, parents can easily be overwhelmed by organizing long lists of children’s activities. This week considers practical ways in which mindfulness can be helpful.
The illusion of the perfect summer activity : Often with the ones we love, or care for, we dream of the perfect afternoon summer activity that can nourish them. In our minds we see them enjoying the beautiful moments. This can drive us, to work harder and harder to make sure everything will turn out right. Mindfulness offers practical ways to avoid guilt-ridden over-planning, and substituting spontaneous and flexible in the moment enjoyment.
Suggested preparation: Most of us, including me, are already in Summer list mode, compulsively running to do lists in our minds, of summer activities. Bring to mind some activities in your list, and try a meditation. Say starting with following your breath, and explore the feelings and sensations you experience, when you bring to mind activities in your list. Resolve to focus, on more on general goals, of being in the moment, spending less time on over-planning, but just in the moment, of activity. Welcoming whatever comes, reacting in a flexible open-hearted way. Returning to the breath anytime this becomes overwhelming.
The London Mindfulness Community (LMC) is a community of mindfulness enthusiasts. Our meditations are designed to be accessible to those who drop in occasionally. Those wanting to know more about integrating mindfulness into daily life, can benefit from our Sunday Discussions. These topics are presented in a self-contained way and will be posted on our website (usually by the previous Wednesday):
http://londonmindfulnesscommunity.org (and its associated FB page, search London Mindfulness Community on FB).