For those days when you feel that something is missing…

What is the quality you most need on this day? It could be confidence or love or fearlessness. Before today’s meditation, I offer you a very simple (and short) inner exercise to rouse this quality within yourself on the spot.

Let me know if you try it!

With love, Susan

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Meditation gives you a super power

Hello, excellent meditators. Before today’s practice, I offer you a very simple–but extremely powerful–definition of what meditation really is and the amazing super power it confers upon you.

Enjoy!

With love, Susan

Audio-only version can be downloaded here.

For when you are worried about the health of yourself or a loved one

Hello, dear meditators. We all go through periods when we worry about health: our own or that of a loved one. It can be torture to have this worry!! Before today’s practice, I suggest a way to help yourself and others in the Open Heart Project who may have such concerns by sending out good, kind wishes to each other.

If you are not concerned about health right now…yay!!! Simply feel the good wishes anyway and apply them to any area where you may need to feel more love.

And let me know how it feels to do this if you give it a try.

With love, Susan

Audio-only version can be downloaded here.

The quality that changes everything

Hello, wonderful meditators. Before today’s practice I remind myself (and you) of the simple most important quality to bring to our meditation. This quality changes everything…

With love, Susan

PS I know my hair looks crazy today.

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In which we wish each other well

The Open Heart Project continues to amaze me. We are forming a wonderful community and today’s practice is meant to remind you that you are not practicing alone.

Responses? Do tell.

With love, Susan

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A way to start your day with courage


On days when I feel most afraid or nervous (such days are not infrequent), this brief exercise helps me drop into a place of courage. Use as needed!

Was this helpful? Let me know.

With love, Susan

Audio-only version can be downloaded here.

A way to deal with stressful, anxious, scary thoughts

Before today’s meditation, a suggestion for working with painful thoughts. It is a short, simple exercise you can do anytime, anywhere, on the spot.

Let me know if you try it!

With love, Susan

Audio-only version can be downloaded here.

Can I meditate lying down? How about with my eyes open?


I received these questions via email: Can I meditate lying down? How about with my eyes open?

Basically, the questions can also be expanded to include, Do I have to do everything you say? Some thoughts before today’s practice.

Thoughts? Do tell!

With love, Susan

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I want to ask you something


Contemplating this question is a good way to start the day. Share your answer if you like!

Sending love,  Susan

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In which I answer a (vaguely) personal question


How did I know I was a Buddhist?

I sometimes receive this question from a member of the OHP and I’m delighted to offer a (brief) answer. Spoiler alert: it was when I read a book by Chogyam Trungpa in which he said something like (and I paraphrase):

The only spiritual path is your own experience.

This blew my mind and before today’s video I say a bit about why.

What do you think? What do YOU have faith in?

Enjoy your practice! And if you can’t practice today, please enjoy that.

With love, Susan

Audio-only version can be downloaded here.