There are many good reasons to meditate. Calming our body, emotions, and minds from the ever increasing effects of stress, speed and distraction is one very good and healthy reason. Studies show that we get 250 times more input each day than people did in a year in the early 1900s! While we are all glad we are living now, it is important to gain practice and confidence in our ability to calm ourselves and settle down amidst the opportunities and challenges of our full lives.
This Magic Monday evening will introduce a meditation practice called Calm Abiding. It can be done by anyone interested in exploring two ways to use this meditation practice during one session. The first is what often brings us to stop and sit down simply and quietly at all: to de-stress and calm ourselves down. Secondly, and more powerfully, it reveals the inherent and natural peace and calm that is our true nature and which is always available to us if we learn to recognize it, trust it and see its power which is greater than the pull of speed and distraction. When we learn how to be within Calm Abiding with a genuine appreciation for ourselves we can learn to recognize both and become even more flexible in working with ourselves and our lives. This is getting to the heart of the matter.
Carolyn Krusinski, PhD is a meditator who has benefited first hand from the positive effects of this meditation practice on her health and well being. She has been a meditation instructor and teacher for over 35 years in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and has taught thousands to meditate and to enjoy it. She is formally trained as a scientist and has worked in the business world in strategy and business development. She has studied with amazing shamanic, Native American and Daoist teachers. Carolyn is committed to sharing ancient wisdom and practices in a practical and enriching way for living a good and healthy life.