Look deeply at the person in front of you and truly see them.Check in to the sensations that arise in the body. Are you feeling warmth, excitement, jitters, fear, ecstasy? All are welcome. Allow yourself the freedom of the moment.Reflect on the person you’re about to kiss. Whether it is a life partner or a new acquaintance, take a moment to be grateful for this shared intimacy.Check out how our bodies and minds are naturally drawn toward another if we’re free of worry and fear.Move together. See what it feels like as arms, hips, torsos and more connect.Feel the warmth and breath as lips connect, just in this moment.Try not to get pulled away into meaning or story, staying right here for the beauty of the moment as it unfolds, the pure joy of the kiss.(MORE)
Saturday, December 31, 2016
How to Have a Mindful New Year’s Kiss
“A kiss can be a blissful and heartfelt connector, a reminder about who and what matters most. A mindful kiss can make time stand still. Whether you’re with a long time partner or a new friend, allow yourself to be in it for all of the beauty and connection that a kiss holds.” — JoAnna Harper, Los Angeles-based Guiding Teacher, Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.