Going with the flow of life

Going With The Flow of Life

 

Meditation Tip

Going with the flow of life

 

Ducks have it easy, don’t you think?

Floating on the water, grubs in the soil, no To-Do lists to complete.

They have no choice but to follow the rhythms of nature. Lacking an intelligent brain, like we humans.

But do we, at times, complicate things?
Trying to do more than is really possible?
Keeping up appearances.
Listening to an “old story” that reflects beliefs we no longer hold true.

Inner peace means living in the present and accepting it without placing conditions on it. It means “going with the flow”.

Beginners Meditation and Relaxation Classes: A new 6 week course starts in Albury-Wodonga on Tuesday 25th August. Read more

 

 

being the witness

Being The Witness

 

Meditation Tip

being the witness

 

As we sit in meditation we are the witness to our own mind.

Our thoughts arise and pass, emotions arise and pass, pain may arise and pass, cellular activity arises and passes.

We are training the mind not to react to any of these.

This allows the mind to clear the deeply-held seeds of our unhappiness. These include old emotional reactions, negative mindsets, trauma and belief systems that no longer serve us.

Is this process easy? Sometimes “Yes”, sometimes, “No”.

But having a regular routine helps to remind us to practice. And we feel more calm and peaceful at the end of the time.

Can you practise today?

Beginners Meditation and Relaxation Classes: A new 6 week course starts in Albury-Wodonga on Tuesday 25th August. Read more

The Potent Forces of Nature

The Potent Forces of Nature

 

Meditation Tip

The potent forces of nature

 

Wind and water are potent forces of nature. And it always pays to respect them! We never quite know what their potential is at any given moment. Fortunately these days we have excellent warning systems.

Can you see that your mind also has the potential for both good and evil?

And what is the real difference between a person working for the good of others and a person planning evil action?

We believe it is the purity of each person’s mind. The self-awareness they have. The ability to have compassion for another person’s suffering.

Regular meditation practice will help to purify your mind. To give you a longer fuse, so that you think before you speak. And you think before taking action.

Can you do some meditation practice today?

 

The Mind Flows Like a River

The Mind Flows Like a River

 

Meditation Tip

The Mind Flows Like a River

 

Imagine you are standing by a river. As you stand there for the next 20 minutes imagine just how much water is passing by.

Our mind is like this river. It is continually flowing. In a 20-minute meditation session we are focusing on just one thing, perhaps the breath, but meanwhile the mind flows.

Our aim is to train our mind to single-minded focus. Just let the distractions come and go, as they certainly will. Once you realise the mind has become involved in thinking, gently and lovingly bring it back to the point of focus.

Some days will be easier than others. But regular practice is essential for progress.

 

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A new 6 week course starts in Albury-Wodonga on 25 August. Read more…

The Healing Power of Birdsong

The Healing Power of Birdsong

 

Meditation Tip

The Healing Power of Birdsong

 

Do you find the singing of birds relaxing?

Did you know that listening to the birds is very good for you? As is being out in nature.

It probably won’t surprise you that unexpected, loud and unpleasant noises can be very stressful on the body. They can trigger our Flight/Fight response.

If you live in an urban environment you may not hear them so often. And if that is the case you might like to listen to a recording. Julian Treasure from The Sound Agency recommends at least 5 minutes each day. For health and wellbeing.

See if you can listen to some birds today!

Me and Nugget

Me and Nugget

 

Meditation Tip

Me and Nugget

 

At the moment I am home alone.

Ian is away doing a 10-day meditation course so it is just me and our dog, Nugget, at home. This is a perfect opportunity to do my own shorter meditation course, what can be called a self-course.

In preparation I am doing more meditation than I normally do. What I notice is that as my mind slows down I start to want to clean, tidy and simplify my home.

With each meditation session the urge increases.

I find myself tidying up as I go through the day. Not letting dishes pile up in the sink. Staying on top of the washing, and de-cluttering a few areas that between us we have let go.

I remember working with someone who had this sign on her desk:

“A tidy desk is sign of a sick mind”

I don’t agree AT ALL! The more calm and clear your mind is, for me indicated by tidiness, the healthier your mind is.

Do you agree?