Good Morning everyone. There will be meditation tonight at my studio at 7pm. Please let me know via text or email if you plan to attend. I look forward to seeing you there.
Meditation and Mindfulness have become more common terminology in our society today. Practicing Mindfulness Meditation is a key to feeling peaceful and involves a constant return to ‘what is’ in each moment. Jon Kabat Zinn explains Mindfulness as “Paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non judgementally.
Mindfulness is the ability of the mind to focus attention and practicing mindfulness requires us to leave judgement of ourselves behind, open our hearts to our being and listen within to our bodies and intuitive messages. This practice of embracing who we are and all that is in each moment pulls us out of the pain and regret of the past and the fear and anxiety of what is to come. It provides a practice that supports true love and acceptance of ourselves, without thinking there are things to fix or change before we can be at peace. When we stay locked in our minds and our busy thoughts, we are usually stuck in our stories and what if scenarios. This creates pain and takes us away from ourselves and our present moment.
With technology today we are bombarded by so many distractions and are often engaged with more than one activity at a time. Then we also have the distraction of our thoughts and our compulsion to be doing so many things How beautiful if we could begin to practice mindful meditation in the morning to set your day and then during your day notice where your awareness is, return it to the present moment and to the sensations in your body, open your heart to you, and just notice what is. Mindfulness is an experiential expression of being present in the moment we are living, no matter what we are doing.
“The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on.” – Jon Kabat Zinn
Love and Light,