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7/28/14 11:31 A

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emoticon new members - hope you enjoy this group as much as I do!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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7/22/14 11:05 P

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Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

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7/22/14 11:16 A

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Hi I'm new to this meditation and I'm looking forward to learn ways to incorporate this in my crazy life

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emoticon Michelle! Happy to have you with us.

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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New to meditation, learned from Deepak, back in April 2014, and I recently watched a movie about Mindfulness, this is a team for me, thank you! emoticon

Never Give Up! Fighting!


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7/13/14 12:22 A

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emoticon Allis!

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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7/11/14 8:24 A

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emoticon Elizabeth and Allis - glad you've joined us on this healthy journey!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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7/11/14 5:24 A

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Hi everyone! I'm Allis. I've been a SP member for a long time and joined this group some time ago, but this is my first time posting here.

Meditation and mindful eating have been a big help on this journey of mine. I'm glad this group is here, though I rarely get on SP anymore. It's nice come read the topics from time to time still. Just dropping in to say hello!

You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.

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7/10/14 10:11 P

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emoticon Elizabeth & emoticon !!

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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7/10/14 6:05 A

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Good morning everybody and thanks for the welcome. I am so looking forward to bringing some calm meditative energy back into my life. In the end, it is the one constant I always go back to. Enjoy the day :-)

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7/3/14 1:20 A

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emoticon Lee!

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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7/2/14 9:53 A

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emoticon Lee - glad you joined us!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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7/2/14 9:29 A

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Good morning, All. My name's Lee.
I was happy to find this team today.

I've been meditating off and on for several years.
I'm working on staying focused on the here and now.

Glad to be here.



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6/20/14 9:14 A

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emoticon Iya - hope your chakra work gives you just what you need!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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emoticon Iya & emoticon to the team! Happy to have with us. emoticon

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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Hello.
I just joined the group today.
I have just started to work on activating the energy of my Chakras
through meditation.
I work as a paralegal in a law office for a sole practitioner who
just turned 80 years old in April. The job stresses me out, but I
have been with him since 2004, and don't have the heart to leave
the job, he would be lost. I am hoping that working on
strengthening and activation of my charkas will generate a more
stress free energy field around me.
My page is set to private, but if you want to be friends, I would love
and welcome that, just send me a message so I can add you.
I look forward to spending time here, sharing and learning from everyone.
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6/18/14 7:53 A

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emoticon Anna!

Sharon


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emoticon Anna - sounds like some wonderful changes in store for you!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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6/16/14 11:24 P

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emoticon Anna & emoticon to the team!

Edited by: JUST_BREATHE08 at: 6/16/2014 (23:24)
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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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6/16/14 10:48 A

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Hello Everyone! I'm a newbie to this team. My life is changing in many ways. I know that there are some HUGE changes looming for my career. I'm a Licensed Massage Therapist, but haven't been working in that field. I'm feeling the "pull" to get back to doing what I'm "suppose" to be doing.... My children are entering middle school next fall and the following... My husbands business is also transitioning...

Like I said, LOTS of changes. I know meditation would be so helpful to ground and center me. Now if I can put all these thoughts into action and dedicate the time to meditate regularly! LOL.

Backing down, is NOT an option!
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emoticon Kristen and Kathleen - glad you joined us!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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emoticon Kathleen!

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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6/8/14 8:47 P

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Hi, I'm Kathleen and I'm new on this team. I'm studying a form of psychotherapy that incorporates mindfulness, so I'd like to improve my own (sometimes ragged) meditation practice.

Hi, everyone!


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Welcome, Kristen!
I love your username. emoticon
And congratulations on baby #3!

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Thanks for the welcome!

Life's so uncertain, eat dessert first!


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Hi Kristen & welcome to the team!
Namaste! emoticon

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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6/5/14 9:17 P

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Hello everyone!
My name is Kristen! A couple years ago I used to meditate a few times a week but over the past bit I have lost my focus, grounding and connection with myself.
I am happy to have found this group! I look forward to getting to know my fellow team mates and learning from you all about regaining a practice!
Cheers!

Life's so uncertain, eat dessert first!


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6/2/14 9:52 A

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emoticon Suzy - glad you joined us!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Hi Suzy! Happy to have you with us. emoticon

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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Hi everyone. I'm Suzy and I started meditating about 8 years ago. I'm happy to be part of this community.

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5/24/14 9:13 A

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emoticon Krista - I have yet to try yoga, but it is definitely on my list of things to do!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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emoticon Kriszta & emoticon

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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Hi, my name is Kriszta,
I'm 46, joined SP almost 3 years ago,
started meditation and mindfulness practice about a year ago.
My new love is yoga.
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Welcome!
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emoticon Cathie & emoticon

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

~ Mary Manin Morrissey



Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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emoticon Cathie - the universe seems to always take care of us!
Glad you joined.

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Hello everyone! Cathie from NJ.

Very happy to be here, and pretty new to meditation.

I believe that everything comes to you for a reason, and at the time I found this team I wasn't actually looking, it sort of just came to me. And so far I've been warmly welcomed by so many, I already feel at home.

A lot of good information here, so happy you found me and looking forward to this journey.

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emoticon Sharon and Wendy! Glad you joined us!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Hello all, I'm Wendy. I'm a married mother of a six year old and a two year old. I'm not trying to lose anymore weight as I've lost all my baby weight in the last year practicing portion control. I am about to quit smoking and want to be able to maintain my weight and stress in this journey. I've suffered from insomnia since 2004 when I lost my dad, and was able to use meditation to help with that. I turned once again to meditation when my husband and I temporarily separated, that and a lot of praying helped me through that very difficult time and allowed me to be strong for my kids and turn my marriage around.

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Hi Sharsue! Glad to meet you!

You can find some threads in the Meditation and Spiritual Awareness Forum section of this team that have links for different meditations you can try. Don't be discouraged if you haven't found the perfect one for you on the first couple of tries - sometimes you have to hunt around a bit to find one that resonates with you on a deep level.

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Hello! I'm new to the team and have absolutely no experience when it comes to meditation. I've recently begun experiencing anxiety and panic attacks, and my doctor has put me on anti-anxiety meds. However, I don't want to rely on a pill for the rest of my life, and I recognize that ultimately it is up to me to learn to let go of my anxiety.

Since I have no experience, I welcome any suggestions about where to begin--books, websites, etc.

About me...I'm 44, and I work in accounting, but art is my passion. I'm very happily married to the love of my life, and we have two kids, two dogs, five cats, and three parakeets. And yes, my house is as chaotic as it sounds! emoticon

I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you, and learning a lot!

Sharon


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emoticon SOUL2SHINE79, Julie and Eydie - so glad you joined us and looking forward to getting to know you!

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Eydie - emoticon & emoticon to the team!

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Hi! I'm Eydie and come and go with my meditation practice, but have decided that it's a necessity now. I'm going thru a period of feeling like I'm not quite in my life, you know. It's not depression, I'm quite happy and positive, but feel like I need to find a part that's missing. Very hard to explain but I'm working on it. I feel it has to do with my age and my transition into peri/menopause, and I'm truly okay with it.

A bit about me: I've been married for nearly 28 years to a man I adore and he worships me. We're usually on the same page with most things, we both have agreed to meditate together, we work out together, like the same food plan. We are child-free, we live in the country--nice but isolated. We have 3 dogs and 3 cats. I work at a natural foods store and I'm a fabulous, healthy cook!

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I am very sorry for your loss. emoticon

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the team and very happy to be here. I'm Julie, 43, newly widowed, mother to an amazing 9 1/2 year old.

I'm participating in the amazing Awakening Joy course led by James Baraz (awakeningjoy.info), love to meditate (try to do it AM and PM), practice yoga (have for 25 years), and am always seeking spiritually, particularly now that my husband has passed.

Thank you for the amazing welcomes.

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emoticon and welcome to the team! emoticon

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Hello, I'm new to this team and adore it already...I like to practice Metta or Loving Kindness meditation. Thank you for the nice warm welcome! Have a beautiful day everyone!

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emoticon Lisa - I too participate in Chopra's 21 Day challenges and deal with 'monkey mind'.
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Hello! I'm Lisa. I have meditated for several years but not consistently. I have used guided meditation and have done several of the Deepak Chopra free 21 day guided meditation series. Last Saturday I attended a workshop on Centering Prayer, which I liked a lot. Centering Prayer is done for 20 minutes, 2 times per day. Since Saturday I have kept the schedule, although I don't have the discipline yet to quiet my mind for longer than a nanosecond.

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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

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emoticon Laura and Krill - glad you've joined us and look forward to getting to know you!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things” Maya Angelou

“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997); Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Welcome, Laura. I have been meditating for years but I find I stay interested by doing different types of meditation. My favorite is using guided meditation CDs but I also like to do body scans and silent meditations. I hope you are able to stick with it as it is very calming.

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Hi all,

I am new to Sparkpeople, meditation and this team!
I have recently begun to meditate for at least 5 minutes a day, usually in a morning. I am a Social Worker in a Child Protection Team in the UK. It is a busy, hectic and stressful job although ultimately extremely rewarding. I began meditating as a way to manage and counteract the high levels of stress and found that meditating in the morning helped me focus on the tasks for the day ahead.

I look forward to the support and guidance of the team in developing my meditation and on my weight loss journey.

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MINI01 emoticon - glad you've joined us!

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“If you laugh you change; and when you change the world changes.” Shilpa Shah

“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


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Hi, I just discovered this team. I have been meditating on and off throughout my life but started a daily practice a couple years ago after rereading books by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Thich Nhat Hanh. I look forward to what others in this group are sharing though am very busy so may not pop in too often. Namaste

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emoticon Chris - I too hope you can begin your silent meditation and body scans..
I am an 'infant' when it comes to meditation 'practice', but I've found the more I'm aware of my body during stressful times, the faster I can respond with deeper, slower breathing...
Glad you joined us!

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emoticon Chris and emoticon to the team!

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Hi I'm Chris. I joined SP January 1st. I've been meditating off and on for several years. I am long-term unemployed and recently found out I'm pre-diabetic. I've been getting really stressed out lately. Usually I like to do guided meditations but I want to do some silent meditations and body scans which take more discipline. I hope this team will inspire me to meditate every day.

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emoticon ARTISANBELLE1 & DASHOFCHEER - glad you joined us!

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“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Hi everyone!

I've just dropped back into SparkPeople after an unsuccessful try in the Fall. I hope to learn to be more consistant this time. I've been reading a lot about mindfulness and want to practice more often.

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Welcome everyone that I have missed. Havent been on in awhile. Nice to see new people emoticon

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Hello. I am new to spark people and am learning about the site. I mediate quite frequently so was delighted to learn about this forum. looking forward to our chats.

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Thank you guys for the nice welcome!
Lucypaperhanger-I have not only two left feet, but also two left hands! Luckily, there's only one head, that's easier, isn't it? emoticon

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emoticon Everyone!! emoticon to the team. Happy to have you with us.

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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama



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Ha, PLANTAGO! That would be awesome!!! emoticon
I actually tried taking Tai Chi from their Kung Fu instructor, but was soon utterly frustrated by my two left feet, haha! emoticon

Oh, and a hearty welcome to the other new team members, too! emoticon



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emoticon Marta and HARMONY1210 - this is definitely the place to find support and encouragement as we all 'practice' being emoticon
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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience" Teihard deChardin


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Lucypaperhanger-go practice some Kung Fu and become Mama Sifu!! emoticon

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KALIGIRL, I guess what I mean is, once in a while, when they really get into it-- and they've all practiced Kung Fu, so it's like I'm living in a Bruce Lee movie, hahaha!-- I am not good at being "present"! Nope, in my imagination, I'm at the beach, under an umbrella, with a pitcher of margaritas! emoticon emoticon !!!
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Hi there, I'm Marta, SAHM of 3+1 ( the 1 is 22 and living on his own already)
I'm a Catholic. I practise daily scripture reading and try to do Liturgy of the Hours as my daily practice, but it's difficult for me to be consistent with that. I try to do Chi Walking everyday, health and weather permitting. I would like to do qi gong.

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Hi, this group sounds great. I have recently started to learn yoga and I like to meditate (although not anywhere near as often as I want to). It would be great to have support from members of the group and gain inspiration.

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Lucy - I can't imagine anything but being 'present' with 4 boys emoticon
Glad you've joined us!

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“Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy.”
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emoticon Lucy & emoticon to the team!!

Namaste***Cindi***"Get Grateful, Be Happy."


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.

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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

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