Why is everyone so distracted nowadays? We are all looking for the next thing to buy or experience, we are never satisfied with the present moment somehow it is never good enough. “There must be something better than this, mustn’t there?” We say to ourselves, but what? Mindfulness Meditation heals the body/mind disconnection.
When I was younger, I felt the same, after quite a traumatic childhood and teenage years I wanted to travel because I thought that would help me sort my life out. I was running,? cycling ?and swimming? all on the one day, fitting it around work, trying to get somewhere better but didn’t know where. There was an element of running away from suppressed emotions, confusion, unhappiness, discontentment, also the feeling that something was missing, there was a hole to be filled but with what?
When I went to my first Yoga class in London with a friend I was excited. I had watched and practiced Lyn Marshalls Yoga on BBC2 as a very young child ( if you’re old enough to remember that!) and something had resonated then with me about yoga. So I was really looking forward to my first real class which was approximately 20 years later. During which time I was in my second abusive relationship, so my stress and anxiety levels had been high for a long time.
During the final mindfulness meditation of that class I was able to feel completely calm and in that ocean of calmness, peacefulness and stillness I had a heartfelt experience of simply Being. To hold that precious space and swim in it with Alertness and Wonder knowing that I had come “Home” to myself, to my Essential Beingness, my Authentic self. I had created the space within physically, mentally and emotionally, I had found the missing hole or gap. It was now filled with contentment, peacefulness, safety, courage and empowerment.
We all have this “Home” within us already, it’s not that we have to go and find it somewhere. It’s not a new connection it’s a reconnection to what is already there and available to us all whenever we listen, sense and somatically touch it.
A mindfulness meditation practice can change your life, it makes life more of an amazing journey rather than a question of “what’s next?” or “How can I fix it?” To these questions there is no answer.
I learned to live life more in the moment to find joy in the simpler things in life, to appreciate what I had and to use my new found courage to change my life in ways I never thought possible. To do things I wouldn’t have dared to do before and to build resilience and continue to build resilience from the challenges in life’s path.
During these rapidly changing times, a mindfulness meditation practice is crucial for physical, emotional and mental well being. Without a connection to our “Home,” then we are floundering in a sea of uncontrollable emotions, of stress, worry, and anxiety. There is no clarity to be found except in stillness.
I have been meditating for 20 years now. I hope to be offering some mindfulness meditation soon online. If you are interested please comment below. Let me know what sort of times suit you and anything else that may be useful or any questions are appreciated. Please remember to pick up your free meditation download pop up with this website.
Hari Om Tat Sat