19 October 2010

Togetherness Meditation - Day 90

Warm greetings, Online Meditation Crew!

Today there were several Stop. Drop. MEDITATE! shout-outs in the very early morn (around 3am PDT/6am EDT!). The midday togetherness meditation was held at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and the Evening Crew will schedule shout-outs between 6-8pm PDT/9-11pm EDT. Keep an eye out for the #OMCru hashtag on Twitter!

Remember, anyone can send an impromptu shout-out for togetherness practice. Follow these 3 Steps to Sending an #OMCru Shout-out:

1. Do a pre-meditation check-in ~5-15minutes before you would like to begin your meditative practice (giving the folks joining you a chance to tell you they are present and to get ready!).

2. Let everyone know when to 'begin' - synchronizing the start for body, heart, and mind.

3. Do a post-meditation check-in/out: say farewells and jot down any reflections on Twitter and/or the OMC blog.

The community-fostering question of the day is:

What cultivates your happiness?

Namaste! _/|\_Breathe in the day!


  1. It has taken me a few years to reconcile my heart and mind to the fact I cannot walk. But gradually I have been able to focus on the many things I CAN do and this has been my saving grace. Even lacking mobility I am blessed with great fortune of love and friendship, kindness and great health of mind. Focusing on these positive aspects of my life give me strength and happiness in the now. After all, we only have this moment, this now. I have much to share and it makes me happy to do so.

  2. This is in response to Silvercrone:

    I'm sorry to hear about your condition. Your great attitude about it is an inspiration to all of us! Thank you for sharing.

    In answer to the general question posted, I try to cultivate my own happiness by helping others and also by taking time to unwind. Taking care of my Dad and pets is rewarding, even though it can also be stressful at times. I enjoy hiking, reading, and singing for fun and as stress relievers. Browsing through Twitter can be a source of inspiration and fun, as long as I don't spend too much time absorbed in it :)

    Reading Buddhist books helps me to see things from a different perspective, if I get down. I'm very glad to have found a community of practitioners on Twitter, as it encourages me to keep up a steady practice. Every time I come back to it, it teaches me something new!