Today is a totally new day. It is fresh, vibrant, and alive. Enjoy the newness. Let go of past troubles. Let go of too much future planning. Spend some time enjoying the flowers, sky, clouds, and trees. Breathe deeply several times and completely relax. Focus on the present, on the now. Expand the awareness without focusing on anything in particular. Let the love shine through.
Meditation and mindfulness are like dance-partners. They each support the other gracefully. There are two types of meditation: focused (shamatha) and contemplative (analytical). Focused meditation also is translated as calm abiding, concentration, and single-pointed meditation. […]