Day 3 of the Feast
Dear One,

What a beautiful morning! I realize some of you have been up for hours. Especially those in the South Pacific. So, I'll be sending these emails earlier in the day so you'll have them the early if you need them. Also, though we feature different meditations and teachers in each email, you are encouraged to find the meditation teacher that you are most attracted to here.

Thank you for putting your spirituality first during this time of deep practice. I am practicing with you. Here's to peace inside and out.

Love, Sarah
Sarah McLean
Director, Feast for the Soul, Inc.
Sedona, Arizona
Meditation Teacher Highlight
On Day 3, Feast favorite Shahabuddhin David Less guides you through a simple breath awareness and an important inquiry of and dialogue with the physical body. Find all his meditations here . He calls his meditations Universal Meditations and uses visualization, sound, and self-inquiry to bring about a natural state of mental and emotional relaxation. This allows for a natural awakening of the deeper aspect of human consciousness. David is the author of the book Universal Meditations.

Spiritual Practice Tip
American spiritual teacher Ram Dass shares about meditation:

It’s delicate, because you have to practice from the place of really remembering why you’re doing it, with some joy and appreciation. If you go into it with, “Oh, I gotta do my practice,” the practice will eventually clear that resistance out of you, but I don’t necessarily feel that’s a good thing. That’s what happens to people when they have to go to church every Sunday. I would rather push you away from spiritual practices until you’re so hungry for them that you really want to do a practice, rather than give you a sense that you ought to do the practice or that you’re a bad person if you don’t do it, because you will end up hating the whole business. In the long run I don’t think it will be good for you.

Spiritual practice is wonderful if you want to do it. And if you don’t, don’t.
Living the Feast
Dana Kjellgren is on our new board of directors. She's a yoga and mindfulness teacher. She's also been practicing law for 40 years. She offers this tip:

"A consistent meditation practice allows us to come home to ourselves – to become intimate with ourselves and to see clearly the activity of our mind and feel deeply the arising of emotions in our body. As we learn to sit with, and accept without judgment or relax into, this coming and going of thoughts and feelings during our meditation practice, so we learn to stop resisting what was, is, and will be. Therein lies peace, both in our meditation practice and in daily life."
Today, keep coming home to yourself. Whether you turn your attention to your breath, your physical sensations, your senses, or that which is looking through your eyes. Welcome it all.
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