Pathway to Inner Peace and Happiness

Pathway to Inner Peace and Happiness

 

Meditation Tip

What does meditation do for us?

 

pathway to inner peace and happiness

 

Above the temple to Apollo, in ancient Greece was the saying “Know Thyself”

Meditation takes us on an inward journey. The pathway leads to inner peace and happiness because it helps us to know ourselves. Along the way it helps us to release mental and emotional baggage, as well as belief systems and mindsets that no longer serve us. It clears past trauma, as well, from the body-mind.

A regular mindfulness meditation practice purifies the mind. A pure mind is more joyful, less reactive and has access to the inner well of peace that we all have.

Can you make the time to practice today?

Our 6-week Meditation and Relaxation class begins on 4th April from 7 to 9pm. Book here

 

Happiness tip : happy new year

Happy New Year!

 

Happiness Tip

Happiness Tip : Happy New year

 

Time to set some intentions for 2016?

What vision do you hold for the year ahead?

What would you love to do, be, or have, if there were no limits?

Take time to go inwards as you reflect on this.

Can you feel the desire deep in your body?

When we embody our vision and intentions, the outcomes are more powerful.
Especially if we stay connected to our vision as the months pass.

Writing it down and creating a vision board can also help us stay connected to our intentions.

 

 

Nurture the seedling

Nurture the seedling

 

Meditation Tip

Nurture the seedling

 

Our son gave us this avocado tree last Christmas that he had grown from a seed.

Our summers can be very hot. Our soil is mainly clay and the seedling did not survive.

Small plants need constant vigilance to survive in summer. They need daily water and even shade in extreme heat.

When we are new to meditation, our practice is like a very small seedling. It too needs constant vigilance and support.

Just as we protect a new seedling so to do we need to ‘protect’ and support our meditation practise.

One way we can do this is to have a regular time and place for our daily ‘sitting’. When we do this we are helping to retrain our minds by developing a new habit. A habit that is positive and will lead to a happier, more peaceful life.

We need to make a commitment to practice regularly and then stick to that. This is especially true even when we don’t “feel” like it.

Good habits take time to develop. Just as bad habits take time and diligence to change.

 

 

Ear wiggle laugh

Ear Wiggle Laugh

 

Time to be silly and have some fun?

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false that was not accompanied by at least one laugh. — Friedrich Nietzsche

 

gratitude journal

Gratitude Journal

Healing Tip

gratitude journal

 

Lanterns are lit in times of celebration.
What can you celebrate today?
What can you be grateful for?
These positive thought vibrations plant powerful seeds of happiness for the future. And you get to enjoy them now, as well!
Put a smile on your face right now as you find your top 10 things you are grateful for.
Perhaps even write them down.
A gratitude journal is a great tool when done daily.
Finding happiness in the small things of life builds joy and peace.
We hope you take a moment to build joy today!

Incense sticks

Incense Sticks

 

Meditation Tip

Incense sticks

 

Can you see that these are incense sticks all drying in the outside air?

Incense has been used for centuries to clear negative energy and instil a contemplative atmosphere into temples.

We are affected by negative energy. It can trigger our own stock of buried negative reactions from the past.

Meditation helps to clean up this stock of old reactions that lie unseen in our subconscious minds. These will all bring unhappiness and misery, in time.

Will you have time to meditate today?