King County Mindfulness Videos

Explore these videos on mindfulness practice at your own pace. Thanks to King County’s employee wellness program, Balanced You, for supporting the creation of these videos. Anchoring Meditation – 8 minutes   Self-Compassion break – 6-minute...

An Exploration of Forgiveness ~ Tim Burnett

To Forgive: (1) to cease to feel resentment against (an offender) (2) to give up any claim to requital (compensation or retaliation) (3) to grant relief from debt. [Merriam-Webster] “To forgive is to abandon all hope of a better past.” – author...

Contemplative Self-Care ~ Tim Burnett

Dear Friends, Lately I’ve been thinking about how I can support myself better in living more deeply in the way I intend: to be more grounded and deliberate in my choices at home, especially. And since I’m home so much more, this matters. Work, play, rest,...

The Thread You Follow ~ Tim Burnett

Dear Friends, There’s a poem by William Stafford called “The Way It Is” that we share in class sometimes: There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You...

Wise Neutrality ~ Tim Burnett

I recently ran across this quotation from James Baldwin: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing is changed until it is faced.” Mindfulness and compassion training help us with this practice of “facing” in so many ways. The practices help...

Tips for Maintaining Your Practice

by Tim Burnett Question subjective experience in meditation Recognize that the mind desires pleasant experience and don’t assume that difficult or unpleasant conditions during meditation mean it “isn’t working.” Meet what is with equanimity and evaluate in...