We are busy, we are active and we perpetually lament there are not enough hours in the day. Many societies across the world are facing the transformative impact of the information age where a multitude of media streams pummel us with political, social, technical, scholarly, cultural and entertainment content and we are in part reveling in this access and recoiling. Stress levels are up and fatigue conditions are rising as we are subjected to the good and bad of this busyness, this incessant noise for action, this expectation of perpetual striving. All this, before or after, ‘care’ for each other and our respective family and communities. There is an irony inherent here, and that is, the necessity for busyness takes us further away from ourselves…further away from awareness, clarity and joy. The more we privilege action we move further away from our true nature, we lose the ability to truly ‘see’ where we should be acting, where we would be of most service and we become removed and isolated from our own voice, values and commitments.
This is exactly where meditation has a place.
Mediation simply asks you to stop.
Stop and revive your physical, neurological and spiritual centre.
Allow stillness in…feel the welcome as you give yourself permission to stop.
The experience of stillness is soothing, healing, liberating.
The old cliche, ‘to stop to smell the roses’ is meditation.