I fell under the spell of meditation almost 20 years ago sitting cross-legged in a small room of a Buddhist psychotherapist in Sydney. At first, it seemed impossible but then I got the hang of it – slowly and surely.
Meditation was to change my life in so many ways. I was used to whizzing about at 100 miles an hour, feeling overwhelmed, never having enough time in my day for slowing down, feeling peaceful, calm and truly rested at the end of the day.
The first classes that I taught were in a cosy little room above our local church. Instinctively, before a class, I tuned into the group and allowed myself to be divinely guided as to what the group needed. They were never disappointed and nor was I. Relationships were healed, confidence was gained, and inner peace became the norm – all our lives changed for the better in this room.
Mediation is a gift to us all. It can bring so much peace, clarity and inner wisdom. For me it is not only a tool for healing but also for grounding and finding peace with ourselves. It can help us to grow spirituality or just to switch off from a mad day, or even prepare us for a possible stressful day ahead. Its gifts are endless.
I love teaching people how to meditate. Anyone can learn if they are willing. It is one of those beautiful tools in life that once learnt is always with you. I will never be without my practice.
How I work
I teach meditation on a 1:1 basis and occasionally in a group. If you would like to know more, e-mail me at email@example.com
“In any moment, no matter how lost we feel, we can take refuge in presence and love. We need only pause, breathe and be open to the experience of aliveness within us. In that wakeful openness, we come home to the peace and freedom of our natural awareness.” Tara Brach
I have taught mindfulness alongside meditation for the last 15 years. Being mindful and living in presence is truly freeing. It is such a gift and yet not always easy to experience. It takes time, like learning anything new. But when one lives a mindful life: oh, the joys it brings. We see the sparkle in the eyes of our loved ones, we feel the softness in the touch of another, we see the beauty in the dew drop on the petal, or the gift of taking a long, slow breath.
Mindfulness helps us to put a break on habitual thinking, it allows us to be free from harmful beliefs. It teaches us how to respond rather than react. It helps us to see the truth in situations rather than being caught up in our egotic mind. Mindfulness helps us to live life well. Authentically, compassionately, knowing that we have choices in what we do with our thinking minds.
“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness.” Jon Kabat Zinn