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Good evening and welcome to Monday Group Meditation, we will be sitting from 7:30 to 10:00 PM EST. It is not necessary to sit for the entire extended time, which is set up to make it convenient for people in four North American Time Zones; sit for as long as you like and when it is most convenient for you.

   

Monday Group Meditation is open to everyone, believers and non-believers of all stripes who are interested in gathering in silence. If you are new to meditation and would like to try it for yourself, Mindful Nature gave a good description of one way to meditate in an earlier diary, copied and pasted below:

                                                        "It is a matter of focusing attention mostly. In many traditions, the idea is to sit and focus on the rising and falling of the breath.  Not controlling it, but sitting in a relaxed fashion and merely observing experiences of breathing, sounds, etc.  Be aware of your thoughts, but don't engage in them.  When your mind wanders (it will, often), then return to focus on breath and repeat."  

I suspect I may well have shared this quote already, however it is one of my favorites. Everytime I encounter it that still, small voice within says, "YES!"

Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Rumi,
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Originally posted to DKos Sangha on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Street Prophets .

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