Talks and Meditations
October 24, 2022, Anne V Muhlethaler

Mindfulness Meditation

Learning to ride the waves of our awareness

In this live recorded meditation, teacher Anne Muhlethaler introduces the practice by turning us to focus our attention on sound. The goal being to nurture a receptive awareness of the soundscapes that are unique to each of us, moment by moment. 

Later, she invites us to follow a guided body scan in which we engage with aliveness, whether connected to the breath and body. At the same time, we learn to work with the waves of thoughts that come and go, taking us away from the practice and away from the present moment experience.

Combining in effect a mindfulness of body and mindfulness of thought, Anne guides us to observe the movements of the mind, the waves that rise and fall, and note if we find repetitive thought patterns. 

Deepening our direct sensations with the present moment, we also learn to be with, or ride, the sometimes tumultuous currents of our awareness. 

Anne closes with a quote attributed to Jon Kabat-Zinn which says: 

‘You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.’