Through the eyes of Love. How long can you look into the eyes of another, without looking away, without shifting your gaze?? It's a beautiful experiment, a wonderful meditation to look without judgement. To suspend your fear...."what are they thinking? What do they see??" Breathe it in, hold, breathe it all out... Notice what you notice. Cultivate Love #love
Mentor Mention! Dr. Dan Siegel's (@drdansiegel) Wheel of Awareness model. If you have any interest in developing self-awareness, this dude is THE dude. (Or at least one of the best ) There are 3 free guided meditations on his website and working with this concept through those meditations and additional self-reflection has been integral to this first month of #ayearatmybest. If you find meditation tricky because you think sitting still is not your jam, these meditations build awareness skills that you can bring into your daily life (cleaning, cooking, exercising, showering, eating, laying in bed are all opportunities to still the mind.) Thanks, Dr. Dan! Now get rollin'! #whatyoucoulddo
#awareness #meditatetoeducate #selfimprovementstartswithlove #ayearatmybest #mindsight #wheelofawareness #drdanistheman #gratitude #mentormention
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This is our fridge door @tinapaynebryson @drdansiegel ... I recommend this #book #parentingbook to everyone I speak to. Vouch for me #mummy #daddy #parents #friends #family please! My copy has been doing it’s rounds amongst #moms from H’s used to be #parent and #child group for a while now so, I decided to print out the #refrigerator sheets for #thewholebrainchild instead because I #lovethisbook oh SO much
Enough of the #rightsidebrain #emotional talk now and back to an #integrated and #balanced state by bringing in some #leftsidebrain #logic
If you’re only going to read one #parenting #book let it be this one. It’s so complete, the examples make the concepts so easy to apply and you can even use it on yourself. I started using the #wheelofawareness whenever I found myself fixated on #negativethoughts and it worked wonders for me. I’ve become a much more #positiveperson since reading this book and the tools in it are essential life tools. I wish it was around when I was growing up. .
Oh and if you’re really thorough like me and take notes whilst reading books, don’t worry ... this book has a summary at the back as well as these neat and concise refrigerator sheets! .
#parenthood #parentingblog #parentingquotes #parentingmatters #pakistanimom
"Mindfulness training should come with a warning. This path is not about hanging onto good feelings, although good feelings may come. It is about cultivating an open, loving connection to oneself and others. There is no way to do that without touching pain, and not just that, but learning to carry it as a universal, much as we carry gravity or breathe air. When we bring open awareness to ourselves, we inevitably see our own dark and difficult places and begin to realize that the natural tendency of the human mind is to try to sort experiences into the ones we want or do not want. ☚☛ This is not a wise guide. Grasping for feelings called good requires that we stand aside from ourselves in judgment, an act that in and of itself rips and tears at the wholeness of awareness." -Richard Fields.
Just started a MOOC on Yoga on edX "The Science and Practice of Yoga". We're still in week 1, topics include some background knowledge of the different yoga styles, the different stages in the path of Patanjali as asanas and meditation and pranayama. Very interesting also the topic awareness especially regarding handling your feelings and thoughts while you meditate. New for me was the wheel of awareness which I found very helpful for my own yoga practice. You can also find a whole yoga class in form of a video and many more videos e.g. on Body Scan etc.
#inspiration #yoga #mooc #awareness #YogaMOOC #asanas #meditation #wheelofawareness #pranamaya
“The hub represents the experience of awareness itself—knowing—while the rim contains all the points of anything we can become aware of, that which is known to us. We can send a spike out to the rim to focus our attention on one point or another on the rim. In this way, the wheel of awareness becomes a visual metaphor for the integration of consciousness as we differentiate rim—elements and hub—awareness from each other and link them with our focus of attention.”
#drdansiegel #wheelofawareness #guidedmeditation #meditation #edx #yogamooc
You guys, my experience with Dan Siegel at OMEGA was AMAZING! Im still coming down from an inspired learning high. I'm posting this because his wheel of awareness meditation is a great tool and resource (it's also free). I will post the YouTube link in my bio and please check it out. I could totally nerd out and explain the science etc. but pretty much he has found a way to help people get comfortable going into the unknown of experience and has proven it strengthens your brain. Long gone are the days that we believe that we are a product of our genes and we have no control at all. If you are interested in epigenetics check out his work or even Bruce Lipton. Both have been featured on tons of free podcasts and I encourage you to listen in. #mindblown #traumainformed #neverstoplearning #healthiswealth #ptsdawareness #astoriastherapist #astoria #LIC #courtsquare #drdansiegel #wheelofawareness #meditation #healing #epigenetics
Check in! I love Dr. Dan Siegel Wheel of Awareness as a visual to use with students! Check in with your senses! Check you body, your thoughts, and all the while being mindful of our connections to all! #wheelofawareness #drdansiegel #mindfulness #mindfullyconnect #thisiswhatitisrightnow #checkyourselfbeforeyouwreckyourself
Being a child and a part of a family is not always easy. There is so much going on and so much to learn. -And it is as it is. So it is important to learn what is going on inside you, how to be aware of it and how to stay by your self with a connection to ones sensations and emotions, and at the same time be able to connect with others.
To day I worked with the wheel of awareness a'la Dan Siegel together with a brilliant child. The child also knew how "to name it to tame it" and shake fear out of the body. What a natural talent. I'm in awe.
"The act of being aware changes our mind."
If you haven't already I highly suggest doing Dr Dan Siegel's wheel of awareness guided meditation available on drdansiegel.com it is a remarkable experience .
#wheelofawareness #dansiegel #mindfulness #meditation #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #mentalhealthmatters #learnsomethingneweveryday #awareness #connection #psychology
Best Panel. Hands Down. Dan Siegel, Judson Brewer, Pat Ogden, Bonnie Goldstein, Shari Geller, Shauna Shapiro, Jack Kornfeild, Trudy Goodman Kornfeild #mindblow #lifechanging #lifespanlearning #mind #mindfulness #presence #transformation #dansiegel #judsonbrewer #patogden #bonniegoldstein #sharigeller #shaunashapiro #jackkornfield #trudygoodmankornfield #wheelofawareness
Just had one of the most amazing experiences of my life spending the last three days with Dr. Dan Siegel at his Mindsight Immersion Weekend. He's the author of Mindsight, The Whole Brain Child, No Drama Discipline, and Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human. This is a very dark time in the world, but I left feeling determined, inspired, and filled with hope. We've got a lot of work to do, and I'm ready! Thank you, thank you @pammylynnylaa.
We had a gorgeous community practice this morning, marking the 1st day of *The Summer of Slow* programming @ Kokoro. COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS is 30mins of peaceful, guided meditations and breathwork, every Monday & Friday this summer, at the town green of Sharon (CT). (8-8:30am). Free, open to all, and sponsored by Kokoro. kinesoma.com/the-summer-of-slow This morning, we explored Dr Dan Siegel's *Wheel of Awareness* practice, and gazed at the trees in gratitude. #natureswisdom #wheelofawareness #mindfulnessmeditation #mindfulpractice #meditationsinnature #gratitude #awakenthekokoro
Donna and Leslie's PDP model's were firing in full force when they saw this post from the esteemed @dr.dansiegel Thank you for sharing our videos. Thank you for all of the groundbreaking work you continue to share with us. You make our world a better place. Yours in deepening our interoceptive ability, Donna and Leslie
#neuroscience #mindfulnessmeditation #imtriggered #sjia #wheelofawareness #therapysession #satire #comedyforacure #donnaandleslie #soulfriendsforever #mindfulleadership #followyourgut
My intuition loves
of those around me —
who have I not seen
through and through?
Heart and spirit intertwined
to carve their intentions —
joy or suffering;
truth or tale,
so often more obvious
than it is
It's a gift
and a curse
that causes such
For the ones whom I love dearly,
they would often cut me down
like an axe to the trunk of a
in natural defence of their stance,
I would let them do,
bid my time
until they're ready
for the truth
The tree in me lives to work this way —
I seek to grow tall,
attune to the bed of the ocean;
to all creatures of the earth.
It gives me such fulfillment
to show these people
where and what
the weeds are
in the deep of their garden,
to show them how to uproot
as I share what I've learned in
the sound of mindfulness;
the art of self-compassion
that reflects upon the faces of others,
ten fold onto self.
Yet at times I couldn't run away
from the vessels of my organs
filled with such
filthy and thick fluid of
hatred or disdain
for a few I wish
dead or gone —
what was the source
of these atoms in me
that came to life
from the deep of the universe
that they should unleash
peaks of darkness
from the plateau of my mind,
ready to sow seeds of
I know now — the mechanics
of the brain,
I accept it's strengths; weaknesses.
From the back of my closed eyes,
I float them into the cosmos,
one by one —
my self-awareness potent
in a bubble of light
with each of my
Takes unwavering calm
to defy distracting voices;
intuition to born instinct;
courage to accept blows;
the emptying of self
to find inner truth.
I shall retreat once again,
from dawn till dusk,
back to the mountain top
where no man sleeps,
and grow with serenity
like a tall