Meditation awakens and frees the mind, and opens the heart, helping you develop inner wisdom, clarity, joy and compassion, thus bringing spirituality and a larger perspective into every aspect of daily life.
Meditation basically means the intentional cultivation of mindful awareness and pure attention – an alert, wakeful presence of mind. The development of awareness eradicates ignorance – about ourselves and others.
Over a few session I can guide you to self awareness, to continue your journey with spirit.
All meditations have the same basic instructions: focus on one thing and let other thoughts and sensations pass by. In fact, 90% of the benefit of any meditation comes from the degree of focus, not from the object chosen.
Deep focus on a twig will work much better to clear the mind and relax the body than a dreamy contemplation of a beautiful idea.
More complex objects on the other hand tend to refract the energy of the mind.
The Tibetans say “Give simple objects to advanced students and complex ones to beginners” because beginners need more stimulation to hold their attention.
Taking your meditation into everyday life.
Meditation should not stay locked away in a quiet room, like something you have to hide. You can take it for a stroll through your day, doing little ‘spot-meditation’ whenever you can.
So long as you consciously focus on something, gardening or art work, doing the dishes or preparing food can be a meditation. Always being aware when the mind is wandering, let it go and bring yourself back to the present moment.
e. g. Need a break at work – have a glass of water and make it a meditation, by feeling the glass touch the lips, listen to the trickle of water, taste the water, putting the glass down. You are then in the present, you are focused on the sensations. This is being mindful.
In pain – lie down and focus on it, scan the body from top to bottom, focus on the intensity, for pain is only intense energy, tell yourself it’s okay, you no longer want what this is related to in your life, that you let it go. Take notice what thoughts come into your mind, and reflect, how can you have looked at it differently and change the process. The pain will fade.