Today’s guest post is by the incredible Dawn Mauricio. I can’t say enough good things about this woman. She is an amazing person with infectious positivity. I hope that this post has a positive impact on your life.
When people find out I teach meditation, the most common reactions are “I tried meditating and it’s not for me. My mind is just too busy” and “I really wish I could meditate, but I can’t because I have (kids/full-time school or work/roommates/a small apartment).” The good news is that despite obstacles like a very busy mind or lifestyle, you can meditate. In fact, you should meditate. Already rolling your eyes? Don’t knock it before you try it, and read on.
What is meditation?
Meditation is a practice that encourages staying in the present moment with awareness. Through this awareness, you learn to see your thoughts without reacting to them. Imagine yourself lying in the grass one sunny day, gazing up at the clouds, and after seeing a cloud that you really liked you got up to run after it. A little absurd, no? Meditation teaches us not to run away with our thoughts, regardless how pleasant or unpleasant they are. Continue reading