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21 Days of Meditation for the Tender Heart
« on: May 03, 2020, 08:20:57 AM »
Are you feeling raw and tender during this quarantine? Are you looking to be with your emotions and give you mind some rest? If so, join me for a 21-day journey of meditation, 20-30 minutes each day, 8 pm ET, by Zoom.  By donation.

You can register here:


Each of us, in one way or another, has a tender heart. We bear the marks of misunderstandings, instability, and disappointments from our childhood. And it can be very hard to feel into those parts.

What we will practice through 21 days of meditation and contemplation together is the alchemy of pain into trust. We do this by learning to listen to our emotions, allowing them to tell us about ourselves. You transform pain into trust by going inside it, to find the treasure that lies buried deep inside you. But there's also no rush, and no set timetable for this. 

Each day will entail a 25-30 minute meditation. We'll start with a brief teaching or contemplation. You will listen in a place of peace and stillness, allowing yourself to be led on a contemplative journey through the emotions and beliefs that we experience in life.

The topics will often take the form of a binary opposition, because that is often how we look at the world, so that we can see how we often fall into the trap of a negative reaction and then can move toward a more positive and uplifting perspective or mindset. I will lead you through the contemplation, which may include stories, personal anecdotes, insights, tips, or suggestions for working with the topic for the day.

We'll then move into a place of stillness, grounding into our bodies and connecting with our breath, our intuition, our higher selves, or any other higher power you feel drawn to -- whatever piece needs to be called in that time.

The idea is to work with emotions that come up for you around these topics and issues. We learn to be with them, however they show up, and we notice the resistance to them. If you have a mindfulness practice already where you work with the breath, that is very helpful but not entirely essential. That is what we will be cultivating during these sessions.

Our goal, if there is a goal, is to move into a place of openness, trust, and acceptance. This will enable us to be with whatever arises in a way that allows the world to feel less threatening, to believe in ourselves and in the course of our lives.

If you're ready to join, please register here:


Patrick is a certified meditation instructor and an award-winning author of spiritual works. He has taught meditation at 2nd Story Pilates+Yoga and MNDFL. For more information about his background and services, see him at


By donation. Please make a donation of your choice, appropriate for you. Since people often ask what is appropriate, I am proposing a range of $20-$50, but the amount is up to you. It can be less than or more than this range, depending upon your current circumstances. Choose an amount that feels like you're making an investment in you and your wellbeing.

Upon registering, you'll receive an email with instructions on making the donation via Venmo or PayPal. 

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21 Days of Meditation for the Tender Heart
« on: May 03, 2020, 08:20:57 AM »