for inspiration & hope - she let go
For Inspiration and Joy - Continuum
Music From ‘Self-Acceptance Through Authenticity’
for inspiration & hope - Desiderata
John reads the classic spiritual poem 'Desiderata,' which has been an inspiration and a guide to people from all walks of life, and from all faiths for almost 100 years.
Listen before your mediation or yoga practice, or at bedtime, or whenever you need some inspiration.
You can also find this reading for free on the Insight Timer Meditation App
Please feel free to share this video to inspire others, but please note that this recording is copyright John Siddique 2019. All rights reserved. Please do not take or use the audio without explicit written permission and agreement.
practice - Awareness meditation To Clean Heart & Mind
This practice is a gentle guidance into the spacious awareness of your life.
Gathering in our own awareness, meeting whatever life is presenting us with awareness, is one of the most important keys to transforming our lives and being present, authentic, responsive, and loving.
This practice was recorded live in a class, as are most of the meditations we share here, so please enjoy the presence and support of others as you meet yourself in all your wonderful dimensions and beauty.
for inspiration & hope - the great way
The Great Way (Excerpt from The Hsin-Hsing Ming of the Third Zen Ancestor)
John reads an excerpt from the very beautiful and truly insightful Hsin-Hsing Ming 'Verses on The Faith Mind.' Written in the sixth century by Seng-ts'an - the 3rd Zen Ancestor, the text is the first clear statement of Zen to be written. This wonderful translation is by the late Richard B. Clarke, music is by Katsuya Yokoyama
Practice - Awareness of Your Natural Breath meditation
Breath awareness is one of the fundamental meditation practices. Connecting with our natural breath brings us back into the greater intelligence of the body, and of life, and locates us in the centre of our lives so that we are grounded in reality. This practice helps reduce stress, brings clarity, deepens awareness, increases mindfulness, and promotes happiness and wholeness. Breath awareness was actually one of the main practices given by The Buddha to those wishing for a meditation. This meditation requires no equipment, and you can practice wherever you are. The greatest gift we can give ourselves is to be at home in our own lives. I hope this offering is of great benefit to you.