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January 31, 2019

#selflovechallenge

Before I became a meditator I felt very alone - even in a crowd or sitting at a table with friends/family - at work or in a meeting ~ more so after my kids left the nest. I knew on a very deep level that I was lonely because I didn’t like the person I was alone with. I was in a state of looking for somebody or something else to fill a void. Then I found my transformational tool~meditation.

I have said many times that meditation saves lives. It saved mine. Just in this one area alone!

Meditation has helped me discover that being alone is not a problem. It doesn’t scare me anymore. I actually find that I need to be alone, that it’s ok ~ it’s safe and an act of self love and care no prescription necessary. Now I need to connect to the silence within.

One of the best gifts meditation has given me is that it has helped me discover that I like my own company!

January 27, 2019

I love how science is now proving what we as meditation students already know and experience ~ A new study has found evidence to show that there is actually a direct link between nasal breathing and our cognitive functions.

I can literally hear davidji saying, “now, take a long, slow, deep breath in through your nostrils and gently let that go... “

“ Let’s do that again, take a long, slow, deep breath in through your nostrils and gently let that go..”

That technique is one of the very first things I learned from davidji and I remember his answer. In simple easy to understand words he explained exactly what this article speaks to!

part of the article rest can be found at the link indicated below ~

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have to update this old adage to read “Take a deep breath in it will help you be more emotionally aware but only if you inhale specifically through your n...

January 26, 2019

I remember years ago as a young mother of three under the age of nine and divorced worrying constantly about money.  Despite having a good enough paying job and money, I worried money would run out.  I would literally scare myself by replaying awful scenarios in my mind - mostly at night – attempting to fall asleep.  I worried I wouldn’t be able to send my kids to college (they were under the age of ten at the time).  I worried when I heard a funny sound in my car – oh God, what is THIS going to cost me - only to find I ran over a stick and it was still attached to my bumper!  Where am I going to get the money?  What if it’s more then what I have saved?  What if I use my savings for the car repair and then I have nothing left?  Oh God, please do not even tell me the refrigerator isn’t staying cold right now – I have no money to buy a new refrigerator – not now.” Every single time I sat down to pay my bills I would experience dread and have a stomachache.   That all started to change wh...

January 24, 2019

#selflovechallenge

It is interesting (small word) and very often “frustrating” to me how much my spiritual work continues to be centered on my unworthiness at 62 years young. How the person I want to love me the most, myself, spends so much mental energy trying to convince me that I don’t deserve my own love. I notice these thoughts so often throughout my day. Some examples: when I receive a compliment, a hug, passing a mirror, looking into a mirror, getting dressed, when I attempt to do something new, sitting with a hospice patient, teaching meditation, writing like this, writing a blog, not getting a response to a text, attempting to move my meditation business forward, spending money on myself, saying no to a request, speaking my truth, working out or choosing not to work out, having sugar, not having sugar, unplugging, hearing about your achievements or your accomplishments, seeing ads on TV, on and on! Unworthiness – my unworthiness – my spiritual work.

Recently I read in one of my...

January 12, 2019

A note of gratitude to the woman who came out to learn how to "destressify" Tuesday evening at the Live, Love and Laugh Again: Breast Cancer Support Group meeting at Mather Hospital Northwell Health. Special shout out to Stephanie Crispino for inviting me back. We learned a few "in the moment stress busting techniques", spent time in community sharing and supporting each other and finished our sacred time together in a "Chocolate Meditation." I look forward to returning and going even deeper into how meditation can help us lower our blood pressure, slow our heart rates, slow our breathing, boost our immune system and even help us with pain management! We now know that meditation helps us become a little kinder, more patient, more accepting, better listeners and better choice and decision makers! It is a beautiful act of self-love. And, thank you Cynthia and Rachel for recommending me and for all that you do in service with so much love. Sending you all peace ~ 

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January 1, 2019

#change

Dr. Wayne Dyer introduced me to this poem several years ago. It resonated deeply within me back then and still does today - especially as a student of the art of meditation. I think this poem is a funny and brilliant teaching in change through self-awareness. Also reminds me of the first five words I read in davidji’s book, destressifying ~ “It all begins with awareness.”

THERE’S A HOLE IN MY SIDEWALK


Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

~ Portia Nelson

Chapter One

I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost …. I am helpless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two

I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend that I don’t see it.

I fall in again.

I can’t believe I am in this same place.

But, it isn’t my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it is there.

I still fall in … it’s a habit … but, my eyes are open.

I know w...

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