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While we are compiling answers to FAQs,
here are some responses to emails that you may find helpful.



Mindfulness Arts
of AIWP

"Email Teachings"

(with Stephanie Nash, Founder of Mindfulness Arts)

On a regular basis, I have people who have studied with me or heard me speak,
email me with long in-depth questions about aspects of this practice or 'the path'
(or sometimes it's just asking for another take, like you would a from an experienced friend.)

I do my best to answer according to my understanding and experience
(and by no means am attempting to be a 'Dear Abby' or an enlightened master.)
I've just offered whatever I can to help with that particular experience and, with permission,
I have posted some of the interchanges that have proven to be particularly helpful
with the simple notion that they may prove helpful for someone else.

With gratitude to my teachers - especially Shinzen Young,
my practice, and my experience on this path.
For all my relations,
Steph


Q: I can't seem to get myself to sit every day. Any suggestions?
Is it important that I do?

Q: Trying Different Practices: I'm working with one kind of meditation, but just met a teacher who teaches something quite different. I'm getting confused.

Q: Any ideas on how not to burn out?

Q: (longer question includes: I can't forgive myself.

Q: Labeling. I find it activates my mind more and makes it more difficult.
What is the advantage of labeling?

Q: Watching sensations to extinction. Is that always possible or preferable?

Q:
Attaining deep states. Frustrations, confusions & experiences.

Q: Trusting your own goodness and not buying into the self-judgmental 'tapes.'

Feedback

Q: I played your tapes for my mom in the hospital.

If there is no link, it simply means that we haven't had a chance to upload the exchange.
Stay tuned.


last updated Aug 2009



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