Something I love about exploring mindfulness and self-connection is that there really is no such thing as “disruption”.

Every reaction we notice in our body – thoughts or physical sensations – can be an opportunity for growing our compasssion, insight and skill.

Sure, there are things that my body will become tense about, and my brain might first label as “annoying” . And then, as natural awareness unfolds, that “trigger” becomes an opportunity to expand into creativity and even kindness and new gifts. Have you found that too?

Partway through this visual meditation, I noticed an “interuption”. Then, perhaps because of the relaxed state, my mind offered a creative link which fitted right into the theme. Shall we call that a happy accident?

As you listen, I hope you discover creative opportunities in “disruptions” around you today.

Tip: click “listen in browser” (below) then scroll up to see the full artwork (above) for this visual meditation.

I hope you find that this visual meditation helps you experience some of the skills I’ve loved hearing about from teachers such as:

  • Marshall Rosenberg (self-empathy and compassionate communication).
  • Pema Chodron (trusting our capactity for natural awareness and “learning to stay”); and
  • Raphael Cushnir (attending to our body’s somatic reactions such as tension or buzzing etc).

I really enjoy reading your comments. Would you like to reply to let me know how you found this meditation? Please feel free to share a link back to anything you create in response.

I’d also love to hear if there’s a tip you’ve learned about turning “distractions” or “irritations” into mindfulness, awareness and if not joy – at least reducing your suffering in painful circumstances.

Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to enjoy your creativity and grow the compassion in our world.

Image courtesy National Gallery of Art Washington – “Cliffs at Pourville” by Claude Monet

With thanks to WordPress for the daily Float. With that theme, I thought this visual meditation would be about water. It turned out to be about air rather than water – both elements in which we float.