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Practicing mindfulness teaches us how to step out of the noise of our mind and into the truth of our life.
“Take a breath, quiet your heart and listen deeply. There is so much coming and going, and yet…feel how underneath it all is a vast silence and a spaciousness that holds everything in its balance”.
Research has shown meditation practices can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety and depression. It can also help us to focus our attention, as well as to observe our thoughts and feelings without judgment.
Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
But teaching our mind how to focus and be present can be challenging, the practice takes patience, some kindness for yourself, and a comfortable seat.
A regular practice of mindfulness meditation has benefits for your physical as well as your mental health including: reducing stress, lower heart rate, improved immunity, and better sleep.
I invite you to join me for online group meditation Tuesday January 3rd at 7pm for a Guided Meditation on the Mindfulness of Breathing.
Please go to my website meditation-works.org. Go to Group Meditation and contact me through the "Contact Eileen" link on the left no later than the Monday before Group Meditation to receive the Zoom link.
May my breath be soft in my belly.
All you could ever need is within you right here and now.
Donations will be gratefully and joyfully accepted through VENMO, (Eileen-Shaw-8) or Zelle.
Please give what you can. Money should never prevent anyone from joining us.
The practice of generosity allows us to see the world from the point of view of what we have and what we have to give, instead of seeing it from the perspective of what we don’t have and desperately want.
No matter what we have or don't have, we can all generously share the practice of meditation and compassion with one another.