Guided Meditation

Every Friday @ 2:45pm @ Geekdom unless otherwise posted

Guided Meditations

Guided Meditation August 30 at 6pm at the Vegan Coop at 13469 Wetmore Rd See you there!

S.I.T. Course: A 6 week Introduction to Mindful Meditation

Come learn how to decrease stress, increase focus, improve your memory and ability to learn,and improve your health and wellness. For 6 weeks we will take a component of mindfulness like mindfulness of breath, body, thoughts, emotions and learn how to incorporate into our daily lives. Learning to just be and be happier by being less reactive and more responsive to life and all that it throws at us.

Mindfuness as medicine

https://lifereimagined.aarp.org/stories/29431-Mindfulness-It-s-as-Powerful-as-Medicine

Dalai Lama: 18 Rules of Life

Research on Neuroplasticity

https://hbr.org/2015/01/mindfulness-can-literally-change-your-brain

Research has proven the brain can reorganize itself with Mindful Meditation.

In one study by Sara Lazar, MRI  revealed that experienced meditators had a thicker cortex than non-meditators. This was particularly true for brain areas associated with attention, interoception and sensory processing.

A study showed increase in grey matter in the brainstem which influences  cardiorespiratory control. An another showed increase grey matter in the hippocampus which is associated with emotional regulation and response.

Read the linked article for more information.

Thoughts

When one thought ends right before the next thought begins this is a tiny gap called “now”, over time we learn to expand that gap ~ Spring Washam

Free yourself from the inner critic in your mind

I have been reading book called

    Make Peace with your Mind

by Mark Coleman. It is a practical guide to understanding where all of the destructive thoughts you think everyday come from and how to work with them to learn to just be and be happier.

A Poem by Wendell Barry

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s life may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of  wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting in their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and I am free

This is such an opportune time in our lives to understand the importance of living in the present moment and not get carried away with the what if’s. Still at the same time stand up and speak when needed for our future and the future of others.