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Evening fire on the altar

The State of Me Update

Sorry the site has been a little neglected lately. I’ve been a bit distracted. Besides teaching 4 to 5 yoga classes a week, I’ve been training for road cycling since the Spring. I’m kind of hooked on it right now. Did my first charity bike ride, and my longest ride is up to 32 miles, averaged about 250 miles in June. Still leading a local meditation group once a week also. I recently got laid off which you would think would have freed up my time a bit but hasn’t seemed like it, so I’m also looking for a job.

I’m currently reading “The Yamas & Niyamas” by Deborah Adele. Just finished re-reading and teaching a 5 week course on “In the Heart of the Desert” by John Chrysavgis on the spirituality of the Desert Fathers & Mothers.

My latest musical obsessions are Mutual Benefit (love the Spotify Sessions), The Future of Forestry, and East Forest. I’m sensing a theme building.

Having just finished Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black, I just started watching AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire.” I’ll start something else once the World Cup is over. Still in mourning over Team USA.

Blessings,

Lyndon

When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music, the playing itself is the point. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.

Alan Watts (via shortstackphotos)

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This Chakra meditation is the most requested and downloaded podcast I’ve done to date. For those who’ve been asking for a link to listen or download from here it is. A 25 minute guided meditation on the 7 chakras of the body with a brief introduction by Lyndon Marcotte of Cenla Meditation Group, Pineville, Louisiana.

Remember you don’t meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you won’t find it. You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.

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I’ve posted previous dharma talks given at our meditation group and 3 guided meditations in my podcast, also called inHabitude. You can find it on iTunes. Check it out.

It’s imperative for us to understand that spiritual practice is not just something we do when we’re sitting in meditation or when we’re on retreat. Failing to see everything as an opportunity for practice is a setup for frustration and disappointment, keeping us stuck where we are and limiting our possibilities for inner growth. The more we include in our practice, the more satisfying our life can be.

Ezra Bayda, “Breaking Through

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When you slouch, you are trying to hide your heart, protecting it by slumping over. But when you sit upright but relaxed in the posture of meditation, your heart is naked. Your entire being is exposed—to yourself, first of all, but to others as well. Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy towards yourself. When you sit erect, you proclaim to yourself and to the rest of the world that you are going to be a warrior, a fully human being.

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa  (via cougarchild)

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Scenes from the yoga barn

Every morning
I lay out the pieces of my life
on your altar
and watch for fire to descend.

Psalm 5:3, The Message

There are some moments that Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram are just incapable of capturing. They must be lived. #yoga #meditation

"Gaining the skill to choose our attitude, to choose what we think, and to choose what we do, may be the grandest adventure we can take as a human being."

- Deborah Adele, “The Yamas & Niyamas”

Thich Nhat Hanh explains to Oprah how to drink tea mindfully. We did a similar extended practice with our meditation group this evening.

If you are interested in joining me for September’s online book study of “Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation,” please join our Facebook group to participate in the discussion: https://m.facebook.com/groups/cenlameditation. We begin this Sunday night at 9pm CST.

If you are interested in joining me for September’s online book study of “Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation,” please join our Facebook group to participate in the discussion: https://m.facebook.com/groups/cenlameditation. We begin this Sunday night at 9pm CST.

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