Meditation, the Art of being silent is the simplest thing in the world.
Or is it?
There’s nothing to do except sit by yourself with your thoughts and breathe … right?
How can it be difficult we ask ourselves?
If I had a dime for every person that has ever said to me, “I want to meditate”, “I wish I could meditate” “I can’t meditate, it’s too difficult” “oh, yes, I tried meditation once…it doesn’t work for me” I would be rich indeed.
The truth, especially if you try to practise meditation at home alone is more like … meditation to begin with can feel rather UNCOMFORTABLE. As people, we are addicted to always doing something. Even when we are not moving we are reading, watching TV, listening to music, talking, thinking, planning, plotting, or figuring out something. We are just so busy with outer business that we rarely recognise our own quiet nature.
These monthly meditation meetings are an opportunity for you to come out and experience a relaxing and revitalizing evening of guided meditations, pleasure and laughter. If you have found it difficult in the past, then “give yourself permission” to try meditation again! If you’d like to find out how to begin a meditation practice or you’d love to experience one … join us and learn.
This is a great opportunity also for any of you unfamiliar with my classes to come and meet me, see how I work and interact with my groups.
There are so many untrue stories about meditation and how it must work or how you must do it, a class is a great way to see for yourself how to create a simple and effective meditation or contemplative practice for yourself, and to be supported and encouraged as you learn.
One of the knacks to understanding meditation is to realise that your mind WILL be in “rush hour” or “monkey” mode for a quite some time. You can still meditate successfully and have some surprising results in your daily life. It is very normal to have thoughts all the time, and despite the idea many people have that we meditate to stop the thoughts … that is a myth.
The mind thinks. This is its job. It thinks VERY well, mostly too well, too often and too much! Engaging in any kind of meditative practice, active or not, taking a time out, reduces the level of noise of our thoughts. It takes time to replace the “chattering” with more quiet more peace and more tranquillity, but having a group support and encouragement to maintain your practise will help to speed up your learning process
Each monthly meditation class will be a variety of guided meditations, some discussion, and some learning. Each will be an experience for your body mind and spirit of slowing you down and creating new habits of peace and calm.
If you’d like to join in the fun, click here to contact me for the class details and to reserve your spot!
- Wednesday October 24th 6.30 -8.00pm
- Wednesday November 21st 6.30 -8.00pm
- Wednesday December 12th 6.30 – 8.00pm