Making friends with meditation
Mediation is increasingly being considered as a method from Eastern spiritual traditions for attaining objectives, whether that’s mind/body health, skillful social behaviour, a peaceful mind or resolving life problems.
While it’s true that many meditation practices and traditions are helpful in achieving these objectives, at Touched by Yoga we take a different approach; instead of having a focus for our meditation practice, we simply sit and observe what is, the full human experience.
We draw from our experiences with the Zen tradition of Zazen and the non-dual approach, which both could almost be described as non-meditation, or as Rupert Spira so nicely puts it ‘Meditation is simply to be. It is what we are, not what we do.’ So rather than focusing on the mind and ridding ourselves of the ego, we sink into the depth of awareness and invite the sometimes shadowed, uncomfortable or difficult parts of our experience, that we so often push away from us, closer—to fully welcome and explore them with a sense of curiosity and friendliness. When we touch the parts of us that seem to be the darkest, most unknown, scariest, or most difficult, we begin to make friends with those aspects of our experience. We begin to trust that all of our thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations and perceptions arise from the essence of who we are; and by simply recognising this we unveil our true nature of peace and happiness, or ever-present awareness itself.
Working one on one with Tina in private Meditation sessions will help you to see all the parts of yourself and learn about patterns of thought/behaviour, to reconnect to yourself and in turn others, to bring a playful sense of curiosity to self-development, and to give you the motivation and discipline you need to begin a long lasting meditation self practice.
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