At a recent book signing event a woman told me: “I can’t meditate. My mind is too busy. I can’t sit still.” I hear this comment often. Many are stuck on what they think meditation is–sitting crossed legged for 20 minutes and going into the zone.
I was the same way. If you would have told me I would be writing about and teaching this topic I would have told you to have your head examined. This stressed out “Type A” needed realistic help with living life on life’s terms, not disappearing from the world in the cosmos.
Years back, I was dealing with Lupus, my daughter’s serious illness, while juggling my older daughter, husband, business, and extended family needs.
The relaxing practices of yoga, massage, walks, did not sustain me throughout the day. I had to go out and deal with the world. There was little time to take care of myself and my mind was in overdrive.
I came to a conclusion. I needed to find something quick and realistic to stay focused and calm or I would crash. Customized, simple meditation techniques and perspectives were the answer.
When I try to convince people that meditation is easy and they can do it, I feel like the Doctor Seuss story Green Eggs and Ham (for those of you who do not eat ham, substitute Tofu.)
“I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.”
“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.”
Here is my meditation version of the Dr. Seuss quotes:
Would you, could you, in a bus? Would you, could you, at your office? Would you, could you at your parents house? Would you, could you, with your kids?
I say, try it, try it, yes you can!
I am so committed to this, that I designed my new in-person content packed awesome course:
Let’s Get Real About Meditation: Quick, practical, effective techniques–that work!
Wednesdays 7-8:30pm: October 8, 15, 22, 29.
I will extend the early bird offer until September 18.
For details and registration: http://www.customcalm.com/realmeditation
If you need to miss one class, I will catch you up.
Your stressed out mind hurts you in every way. Learn how to roll with the punches of life–no matter how chaotic–and have the skill to stay healthy, calm, focused, and energized. It works-that I know for sure.
If I can do it, anyone can.
Feel free to contact me with questions. Go to my Calendar and pick the 15 minute call option.
For those of you out of town, if you want this same course let me know–I will start a list for a virtual program.