and self-esteem are enhanced
so are relationships
at work, at home
and within the community.
Mindfulness and Meditation Classes and Workshops
Mindfulness and meditation classes/workshops and recordings to release anxiety and stress, and to develop a life of serenity, creativity and happiness.
Based on the ‘Qualities of Humanity’, these sessions and recordings explore how to slow down the flow of thoughts. Thoughts are simply movements in the mind, many of which are superfluous and unproductive.
However, as anyone who tries to be mindful and to meditate knows, the mind is undisciplined, unruly, and frolics about constantly, and often becomes annoying to say the very least. In other words the mind has a mind of its own and wanders off continually, without warning. That is what minds do!
However, as our thoughts are the basis of our existence, it is on this premise that we are creating our lives. Therefore if we can control our mind, we can control our lives. Being mindful and the technique of meditation will show the way.
The mindfulness and meditation practices taught range from a one-minute practice to many minutes and can be accomplished sitting on a chair, walking or standing; at any time of the day and in any place.
Learn to become a part of what you’re doing in the present moment; performing at your peak, stretching time, living more fully and getting more out of life.
When self-awareness and self-esteem are enhanced so are relationships at work, at home and within the community.
The world doesn’t stop for us to be at peace, we need to be at peace within it!
If you are a little confused between mindfulness and meditation, perhaps these descriptions will help… both lead to one another and both ’hold hands’ in showing you the way to a peaceful and purposeful existence.
What is mindfulness?
It means coming into the present moment, with full awareness and pure focus, and without criticism or judgement, whilst still recognizing and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and physical sensations. Just observing. Just watching. Just being. The silent witness.
What is meditation?
When you meditate, you ‘retreat’ ‘within’ to find that inner peace that resides within us all.
Meditation is the practise of confronting and truly understanding who the silent witness is….
“In meditation, the mind is clear, relaxed, and inwardly focused. When you meditate, you are fully awake and alert, but your mind is not focused on the external world or on the events taking place around you. Meditation requires an inner state that is still and one-pointed so that the mind becomes silent. When the mind is silent and no longer distracts you, meditation deepens. ‘Yoga International’
These practices take time, commitment and patience. Positive changes will arise, they may be subtle and not necessarily easily recognized, but they will appear enabling you to recognise and return to your natural state of being…a healthy, peaceful, harmonious being.
Imagine if the whole world meditated?
What a different planet it would be! However, globally, there are many who are meditating at any given moment and who bring a peaceful energy to our earth. We need to quell the turbulent times both in the world around us and the world within us.
I have joined the ranks of meditation/mindfulness teachers on Insight Timer to offer gifts to you and to those whom you deem would benefit by my words and observations.
I hope to make a small contribution to the evolution of our planet. To make a difference to someone, somewhere, somehow...
Look for me, Annemaree Rowley, and away you go!