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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Challenges check

Walk at least a mile a day?  Yeah, I got this.

Record progress in the walking challenge record?  I record my results every 3-5 days or so, guess that's an improvement.

Meditation?  Yes, every day, thanks to the Zen 31 challenge.

Conventional prayer?  Got an app on my phone, I look at it almost every day,

Synagogue attendance?

No, not happening.  Though I did go to a Kabbalah meditation program at the synagogue.

Kabbalah is all about balance, about opposing forces being interconnected, like Yin and Yang in  Chinese philosophy.   It's about an awareness of conscious from the ordinary, terrestrial world in which wevlive all the way up to the celestial sphere where G-d is found, and about the light pouring down from the heavens and filling our world.  While a yogi might speak of feeling connected to the universe, a Kabbalist speaks of a connection to G-d.

Our teacher said what we were practicing was "Kabbalah mindfulness", and the techniques she used were Buddhist-inspired.  She even sat in the lotus position and directed us to use mudras -- symbolic hand placement.

But the language she used in directing our meditation was full of Kabbalistic imagery.

We want to have her run another program for us next year.  I'd sign up if she came back.


peppylady (Dora) said...

Having a balance life seem to be at time a stuggle for me it does.
Coffee is on

Liz A. said...

Sounds like a good program.

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