The Great Surrender

Steph: “The moment of surrender is not when life is over. It is when life finally begins.” ~ Marianne Williamson
In part 1 we will take all that we have learned this month on surrender and proceed to sit with the simplest of instructions. Can we let go of expectations and detailed direction, and trust our own inner teacher to guide us through? Take a big breath and a leap of faith with us on this last sit of the month.

Acceptance is Radical!

Erin: Rumi wrote “This being human is a guest house/ Every morning a new arrival/  A joy, a depression, a meanness/ some momentary awareness comes/ As an unexpected visitor/ Welcome and entertain them all!”. For tonight’s meditation, we’ll take his exhortation and open the doors wide to our own guest houses, aiming to accept all the wonderful weirdos who show up looking for refuge.

Patience

Avi: There was a time in my life when I struggled to get things done. I had to push myself to take action, to be productive. That created a self image. Now, things are different, I’ve gotten in the habit of doing, of vigorously pursuing projects and interests. Yet, my outdated self-image as an ineffective layabout still drives me to feel inadequate about my accomplishments. In tonight’s meditation we’ll explore the feeling of urgency that can arise when we sit, that nameless, directionless feeling that we should be DOING SOMETHING DAMMIT!

A Soundimental Journey

Steph: As a self-proclaimed recovering Type A personality, I still find struggle in doing nothing. We have been so conditioned to believe busy = good, do we ever even stop to contemplate that maybe it’s not? That wouldn’t be good, right? Slowing down and sitting still – two tenants of meditation – are not easy in this digital age. That’s why for this meditation we’ve enlisted the sweet sounds of KiKo to help us settle into a journey to rebalance our energy centres, and maybe our nervous systems while we are at it.