My friend Anna moved to an in residence meditation teacher training program, and her family kindly offers me a ride each week, for the community sit. I hadn't been able to make in over a month, so it felt exciting to return. It was wonderful meeting new people, reconnecting with some, and hopefully making a new running friend, fingers crossed. In tonight's sit, we were invited to focus on our peripheral sense, see, hear, feel, and consider the feelings which arose as a result. I heard someone outside, inflate what I assumed was a bike tire, and was derailed into a mountain biking fantasy. Good stuff right there. Soon, it was time for the active segment, where you're invited to stretch, move around the room, do yoga. Tonight I really appreciated that segment, as it gave mevtheopportunity to positively reinforce the progress I've made physically this year.
I've been attending weekly meditationsat the Center for Mindful Learning pretty regularly since Anna introduced me to it. It's an incredible community asset, I sincerely wish the western mindset was more accepting of this practice. Although it's a majorly accepted here, at least.