Good Morning Lipstick Chatters!
You know how much we love our guest bloggers, but we also know it takes courage to put yourself out there. So, in the absence of a guest blogger, there have been suggestions to share tips and experiences regarding the development and maintenance of a meditation practice. We were thrilled with the response to Meditation Monday. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! With that response in mind, Becky has made it easy to come back to the week’s meditation. At the top of our blog, a “Meditation Monday” tab has been added. This tab is located after the Home, About, etc. tabs. If you click on the Meditation Monday tab, it will take your right to Fee’s You Tube channel where the meditations are stored.
So we thought today we would begin with a few tips that can be filed under “Getting Started”.
- Set realistic goals and expectations for yourself. Determine the number of days that currently fit into your schedule and commit to them. 7 days a week may be completely unrealistic. It may be only Tuesday and Thursday, or it may only be Friday. Honor what fits but commit to it. Commitment is the only way to build a meditation practice.
- The space and position should be comfortable. While the photos show the meditator in a cross-legged position sitting straight up, this may be uncomfortable for you. If the position is not right for you, you will focus only on being uncomfortable. There are many days due to a chronic back injury that I do my meditation lying down. After some practice, I stopped falling asleep .
- Find a personal mantra. A few words or a sentence that can bring you back when your mind starts to wander (and it will). In the beginning mine was as simple as “come back”, “be still”, “stop”. I am currently using “I AM that I AM” or “So Hum” (which means I AM), because that is what resonates with me.
So we would love to hear your suggestions, tips, experiences or if you have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to leave them in the comments section. Tomorrow’s meditation was borne out of a series of text messages between the committee members . Be ever on the look out for Divine Inspiration. It can even appear on your IPhone.
Fee & Becky
Good morning Lipstick Chatters!
We (your favorite Lipstick committee members ) have been talking a great deal about THAT look. You know the one we are talking about (see earlier blog). THAT look you can only get from another woman as she looks you up and down with disapproval, judgment and maybe even disgust. For even the most confident of women, that look is unsettling, unnerving and upsetting. It is THAT look that can’t help but get on you, really stick to you. All of us at some time or another have been on the painful receiving end of THAT look, and as much as we hate to admit it, we have given THAT look. In our discussions about this, we realized that in our past, we had actually given each other THAT look. It made us feel really bad knowing that we made the other feel so bad.
So, we have made a commitment to each other, and we are now telling all of you and the Universe, that we will no longer be the purveyors of THAT look. We are committed to empowering women, not demoralizing or judging them. We are holding each other accountable and giving you permission to do the same. We will be part of the solution, no longer the problem.
Today we ask have you ever given or received THAT look? How did it make you feel? Have you ever stood up to the person who gave you THAT look? What can we do to stop anyone and everyone from ever giving or getting THAT look again?
Let’s work together girlies! Together we are empowered!
Fee & Becky
(Photo credit from godandstuff.com)