The promise of the age of technology was to improve connections and relationships at all levels. Instead, many of us feel a deep disconnect in our workplaces, our families, ourselves. We have lost our connection to what is most important to us, and our ability to live in the present moment.
I am here to remind you that inside of you is everything that you wish for and more. All it takes are some tools, strategies, and a willingness to try to be more present in your life, and you will find within yourself everything you are seeking. It is already here. Right now. You are enough.
Babies are naturally present. As we grow, we lose our ability to find joy in the small miracles of life – a blooming flower, a dog happily wagging its tail, the start of a new day, the smile of a loved one. We also shut off our ability to feel the pain, the sadness, the struggles that are a very part of being human, and instead focus on achievement as a way to get back what we once had – an ability to be our true, authentic selves.
As you rediscover your ability to connect to the present moment, you will also unearth the effortless ways in which you can share your gifts and passions with all those you come into contact with. Through the present moment, through your breath, through movement, through connecting with others, you will find what you seek, and thereby become a beacon for others to do the same.
In practicing mindfulness, we return to the deepest place within ourselves, to the truth of who we are. From this place, it is natural to find meaning and connection with others, and a sense of purpose in everything we do.
By practicing living in the present in small ways throughout the day, whether through yoga, meditation, mindful eating or other practices, you will find your way back to the place of Being, the place of joy, love, enthusiasm and compassion. You will also befriend your demons, seeing that they are nothing other than part of your beautiful, imperfect humanness.
I am here to support you in taking the plunge. Go on your most important journey possible, to the depths of your own self. The whole Universe will meet you there.
It would be my honour to be your companion along the way.
- Paula Vital
Mindfulness Meditation is about learning to experience life fully as it unfolds - moment by moment. It provides a greater sense of well-being and enthusiasm for life, as well as improved self-esteem. There is an increased ability to cope with stress and pain and to deal with life’s challenges in a calm and constructive manner.
Mindfulness meditation is beneficial when experiencing:
Just like we train our bodies with exercise, we train our minds to become centered and aware of what is happening in the moment. This is done through a number of practices, including: meditation on the breath, walking meditation, body scan.
The two key elements of mindfulness practice are:
Both of these elements are simple but quite difficult to master. By practicing diligently, even for a few minutes a day, we gain a better ability to stay with what is actually here, in this moment, rather than being pulled into the past or future, or focusing on how we wish things would be. This capacity to be present brings deep levels of joy as we begin to see the many blessings that are already here, in each simple moment, no matter what situation we find ourselves in.
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