Category Archives: Mindfulness Community Announcements

This is the parent category for all text blog posts announcing mindfulness-related events, resources or activities that are sponsored by entities outside of Portland Mindfulness Therapy.

Breathe You Are Alive

Himalayas

A poem by Annabel Laity, a 19-year-old young woman living in the Himalayas.

Breathe You Are Alive ūüôā.

A poetry on Mindfulness

Breathe! You are alive 
by Annabel Laity

Breathe and you know that you are alive.
Breathe and you know that all is helping you.
Breathe and you know that you are the world.
Breathe and you know that the flower is breathing too.
Breathe for yourself and you breathe for the world.
Breathe in compassion and breathe out joy.

Breathe and be one with the air that you breathe.
Breathe and be one with the river that flows.
Breathe and be one with the earth that you tread.
Breathe and be one with the fire that glows.
Breathe and you break the thought of birth and death.
Breathe and you see that impermanence is life.

Breathe for your joy be steady and calm.
Breathe for your sorrow to flow away.
Breathe to renew every cell in your blood.
Breathe to renew the depths of consciousness.
Breathe and you dwell in the here and now.
Breathe and all you touch is new and real.

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Blessing of the Animals, and a comment on the Readings

This man makes me want to become Episcopelian. This is what true religiosity looks like in my view. Enlightenment is light — and FUNNY!!

The Divine Latitude

What’s happening this week, and a couple possible sermon topics.

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I‚Äôll love myself when I’m perfect (Guest Post By Jamie Dougherty of Jamie Living)

Great post on self-acceptance from Health Demystified!

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Mindful.org Launched

The editors of Shambhala Sun have developed a great resource — mindful.org. ¬†It is a clearinghouse for all things mindfulness (often defined as “paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally”). ¬†Historically, specific practices of developing awareness through meditation have been the purview of Buddhists, Yogis, or religious¬†contemplatives, yet these particular paths may not be suited for a broad range of practitioners.

Modern science has certainly “discovered” mindfulness, as research into the benefits of mindfulness practice explodes. ¬†Mindfulness is accessible to everyone, and as the website shows, every aspect of our busy lives can be infused with awareness: ¬†At home, at work, in body and mind, in love and relationships, in science, news, the arts.

Mindful.org is a delightful virtual oasis.  There are so many ideas for informal practice, it might even be a little overwhelming.  It can be helpful to pick one and actually practice with it.  There is no substitute for your own experience.

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www.portlandmindful.com

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