Improving in my mindfulness group

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We work on brain science, focus, letting go, body awareness, thoughts, and application of our practice.

We work on issues that derail us. Home work or focus during the week has helped strengthen their practice and improve life.

We work on sitting shorter periods with maximum effort (focus). I have introduced different objects of focus.

I always recommend using my breathing model and listening as our core focus. Then ideas like, altruism (loving kindness gratitude), showering others with kindness without regard for reward becomes our focus object.

A shift in focus from a visual to listening object expands everyone’s skill level.

Imagine sitting with your back to a dense jungle, tender dry from a year long drought. Something in the jungle is heading our way.

Can you quiet down inside your ears, listening deep into that jungle?

Scenario two: We are commanding a submarine 200 feet below the surface. An enemy ship is hunting us. Shhhhhh.

Absolute quiet, absolute silence is our goal for the next 15 minutes.

Add some creative challenges to your mindfulness practice.

Enjoy the journey.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Marty, thanks for the tips on shifting to a listening object. Do you have any advice for my difficulty in getting back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night?

  2. I used to have terrible nightmares. We have to work on waking times to heal sleep.

    I would try to sit before bed. Work on letting everything go

    Keep away from the news and things that bring unrest.

    Build your focus so you can breathe and let go easier

    It is a process

    Be aware of stressful situations you maybe carrying with you

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