Habits and routines

Habits and routines

 

Meditation Tip

Habits and routines

 

Habits or routines are funny things. We can sometimes think they are unhelpful. And yet without the daily practise of playing a musical instrument for example we cannot hope to realise the full potential of ourselves or of the instrument. It’s the same with meditation. Once a week is better than nothing but for true mastery of our minds we must meditate daily. And that’s where the value of a routine becomes evident. When we meditate at the same time and in the same place each day we get supported by this. So develop a routine or a habit that will help you gain greater insight and understanding.

 

What price peace of mind

What price peace of mind

 

What price peace of mind

Are You Looking for Peace of Mind?

Do you want to know how to Calm Your Mind and Feel Happy?
Are you feeling so busy you can’t stop and take a full breath?
Is your intuition telling you to slow down and learn to meditate?

If you are interested in developing Peace of Mind, and you know that meditation is the way to go… why not enrol in my 4-week Developing Intuition Meditation classes here in Albury-Wodonga, starting on 20 March. Read more…

 

 

Meditation - It only works if we do

It only works if we do

 

Meditation Tip

 

Meditation - It only works if we do

 

Meditation helps us to create a happy, healthy and peaceful life that is good for ourselves and good for others. It calms and quietens our minds and helps us to be less reactive. But it only works if we do. In other words we have to put in the effort to start and then to establish a daily meditation practice. Once a week is better than nothing but it’s nowhere near enough if we want to truly master our minds. And of course it’s important to find the type of meditation that we’re comfortable with. My personal preference is Vipassana, however you might prefer a guided meditation, a mantra based practice or a visualisation practise.

So long as you’re consistent then the benefits will come. But there is one thing to beware of. Try not to crave after a particular type of outcome eg bliss, divine guidance, or anything else. You’re simply meditating and what comes is simply what comes.

 

 

Death touches us all at times

 

Death Touches Us All At Times

My mother is dying.

She had a fall 6 weeks ago and her hip has been repaired. She is in a rehabilitation hospital and moves to a nursing home today.

The doctors and nurses seem to believe that it is only a matter of time and her weak heart will give way. She is 93.

So I have been in a process of grieving. Grief is one of the harder emotions and it comes and goes in waves. Sometimes swamping us with sadness.

I have been fortunate to have my BodyTalkTM therapist help me through some tough times and this has helped me to stay more balanced mentally.
This I believe is the key to living a happy life – the understanding and experience of what mental balance actually is and being able to bring the thoughts back into balance, whilst the deep sadness and grief are still present. It is very important to actually feel the feelings and to understand what they represent for you.

Learning about the mind and mental balance is a lifelong process. Understanding our emotions is too. There is no shortcut.

Observation is a key. Notice what your thoughts are and if they are truly correct. Pay attention to how you feel. What is this emotion telling you? Notice how you cope with overwhelming emotion. Food, alcohol, coffee, sex, activity, … Addictions can develop when we are unable to process and release emotions.

My three top activities to bring about greater mental balance and inner peace and harmony are:

Observation
Journaling and
Meditation

 

 

Meditate, laugh, relax

 

Meditation Tip

 

Meditate. Laugh. Relax.

It almost sounds like a recipe. And I guess in many ways it is.

When we know what we want to prepare we find the recipe that will help us to do so.

A recipe lists the ingredients we need to create the dish we want. It also gives us instructions on how to combine and to cook these ingredients.

We all want to be happy. We all want to be healthy. We all want to have warm, loving relationships.

So what are the ‘ingredients’ that we need to prepare these ‘dishes’?

Meditate. Laugh. Relax.

These are all important ingredients and over the next few posts we’ll look at why they are important and how we can use them to ‘cook up’ the life we want.

 

Take time

Take time to reflect
 on what you’re really here for

 

Take time to reflect

 

Take Time

Take time to think;

It is the source of power.

Take time to read;

It is the foundation of wisdom.

Take time to play;

It is the secret to staying young.

Take time to be quiet;

It is the opportunity to seek God.

Take time to be aware;

It is the opportunity to help others.

Take time to love and be loved;

It is God’s greatest gift.

Take time to laugh;

It is music to the soul.

Take time to be friendly;

It is the road to happiness.

Take time to dream;

It is what the future is made of.

Take time to pray;

It is the greatest power on earth.

Author Unknown

 

I love this poem. I recently found a hand-written copy tucked away in my filing cabinet. I can’t remember copying it! So it is probably 30 years old and it spoke to me then as it speaks to me now. Time is one resource that we get to choose how it is spent. How will you spend your time today?

Wishing you a wonderful 2017 and beyond.