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Old 03-01-2013, 05:11 PM
OneLight OneLight is offline
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Hi Stephanie,

Welcome to Shirley's.
I've not heard of the Tonglen meditation. Your description intrigued me, so with a little research I've found Pema Chodron's website and am looking forward to learning more about it.

One little technique I use that quickly helps to center me is coordinating my breathing with the following phrase: "I breathe in the Spirit of God, and I send it forth with Love". I do this a few times and find that with each my breathing becomes more rhythmic, slower, calming, longer, and from there I step into a deeper meditation and energy work.

I read in another post that you are from Chicago. So am I, although I haven't lived there for many years. My family is still there though, and I always enjoy my visits back there.

Anyway, thank you for sharing this technique with us.

Blessed Be,
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