Meditation as a Practice
If you exercise once a week, you will not have the strength of someone who exercises on a regular basis. Eating salad once in while will not give you the same benefits of choosing to eat healthier every day. The same is true about meditation. To sit still, do some visualizations, listen to a guided recording or take deep breaths here and there when you don’t know what else to do, might only give you the benefits that a crisis meditator may get in the moment.
By making meditation an integral part of each and every day, you develop the ability to calmly and objectively observe a situation and consciously choose how you want to respond. It empowers you to go beyond habitual, conditioned thinking. As you meditate on a regular basis, you access the inner silence where you get your bursts of intuition, inspiration and creativity. It brings that into your life a little bit at a time.
WHY DO YOU NEED A MEDITATION TEACHER?
One very common thing will happen to someone who wants to meditate -they sit for a few minutes and cannot silence their thoughts - and then they quit. Usually they say “Meditation is not for me” or “I can’t sit and think of nothing”. As Deepak Chopra says “meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there, buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks everyday”.
You need a meditation teacher to mentor you because, as you begin to establish your meditation practice, many shifting feelings and emotions will happen and usually the majority of new meditators develop the false belief of: “Oh, I am not doing it right”. Those are precisely the things that will tempt you to negotiate your way out of your meditation practice or will make you agree with the flawed believe that: “I am one of those people who can’t meditate”. This is where I can help you.