My journey with meditation began a little more than three years ago. Prior to Intuitive Coach training, my experience with meditation had been in a yoga class or a few minutes at Rancho La Puerta on vacation. During coach training, we practiced a method of meditation that allowed our 'monkey mind' or active, logical left brain to be occupied, opening up the right brain to receive intuitive information. And it worked! I needed to know more.
I started to read everything I could about meditation and started to practice different forms - walking meditation, mantra meditation, prayer meditation...you get the picture. I also attended a "Learn to Meditate" class at the Shambhala Meditation Center in New York City. It was an interesting experience and one I recommend. I love being exposed to and learning new things. At the point when I was overwhelmed with information and types of meditation, I came to the conclusion that no one method of meditation was right or wrong. I could create a practice that supported me.
It's called a meditation practice for a reason...it takes practice to sit still for any length of time. My goal is to sit in meditation for 20 minutes each day. When I honor my practice, the rest of my day is more balanced and in tune. And when I don't, I can feel the difference and I am a bit out of sync, which encourages me to find the time to meditate.
Do you have a meditation practice or are you on a meditation journey with me - discovering the benefits of meditation through experience and incorporating it into your life. Think about it and stay tuned, more of my journey to follow.
Peace, Love and Sparks! Deb
Deb Wilber is the owner of Real Life Spark, a coaching practice dedicated to Igniting the Next Generation of YOU!™