If you’ve been following me these last years, you probably know what I’m about. I’m constantly exploring the ways we can live alive in body and soul.
I have no interest in transcending the earthly realm.
I live here, in this glorious, sensual world.
In fact, what I know is that living fully awake in these bodies IS a sacred act.
And … when we’re in touch with what our senses bring us, pleasure lives there!
So, how do we awaken to this delicious dance of living FULLY
… in the body?
…and the heart?
Most of the time we’re too preoccupied to notice the pleasures that abound.
And we have our own fairly limited ideas of what is sensual in the first place.
We mostly limit the vast realm of the sensual to merely sex.
And we wait for some bigger, more intense experience than what we’re having in the moment.
We make due with the mundane.
In the process, whether in the bedroom or everyday life, we ignore the pleasure of what is, right now.
And all we really have is right now… this body… this breath.
I’m totally thrilled to share with you my first-ever recorded breath meditation.
I sat with Mark Kelso, my fabulous producer and dear friend, in his studio a few weeks ago, excited and a bit nervous.
I’d never done this before.
First Mark led us in a beautiful invocation.
Then we played with several mics in this cool sound booth, tinkered at mixing board., and voila!
Layers of my voice beneath a guided meditation to bring you back to your own sweet self.
The Pleasure of Breath.
Slide over to the Pleasure of Breath page to take a listen, or click here to hear it on Soundcloud.
If you like it, fingers crossed, spread the joy with your friends… near and far.
I’m cooking up all sorts of new sense experiences for this fall and I’d love you to be there with me.
You know, any meditation is just a tool.
And there are countless ways to access this deeper place.
Tools aren’t magic or sacred in and of themselves. … we use them to either focus the mind or bring it to stillness.
The purpose of any practice is to help us become aware of what IS, right now.
And to encourage us to notice the choices we’re making constantly about where to put our energy, our thoughts …
and then, to choose again …
and again …
A meditative practice is about noticing and choosing.
So I’ll be playing in the realm of the senses in upcoming blog posts.
Exploring how to be more awake to what we’re feeling, in any moment we choose.
How fully do you want to live?
How much of your own natural pleasure do you want to enjoy?
How profoundly do you want to inhabit all that this beautiful world has to share with you?
I’m loving the adventure…. And hoping you will join me. Write something below that inspires your senses. That makes you feel truly alive. These are life’s gifts to us, in every moment.