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March 21st, 2012 | 3 Comments

I teach a regular Sunday morning meditation class. In it we often discuss how meditation at its core is being alone with your own thoughts.

The better we get at listening to what is happening inside ourselves, the better we are at articulating, without judgment, our strengths, our weaknesses, and how we consistently respond to various sets of circumstances.

As our practice develops, it becomes a tool for solving problems. We can sit with a question and emerge from our meditation not just with an answer, but with the answer.

The challenge comes in reducing our susceptibility to being distracted by the mental squirrels that try to take us off course. Whether it is a bad movie, the song that started your day from the clock radio, or your to-do lists – these are all defense mechanisms that are the mind’s attempt to break your concentration.

In any yoga class, we can be swayed by a sudden “need” to itch, fix our hair, or steal a glance at the cute yogi across the room. Our practice evolves when we stop succumbing to these.

Increasing our level of focus makes us more efficient in achieving our goals.

Einstein declared, “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

Smart man.

Why are you on your mat today? Close your eyes.

3 Comments

01.

Casey-Jo

March 21, 2012

*sigh*


02.

Edna Johnson

July 18, 2012

Hi Chris,

My friend Hazel attended part of your Meditation discussion during Indian Summer.

What time is your Sunday meditation, where & how much is a drop-in?


03.

admin

July 18, 2012

Hi Edna,
My regular meditation class is Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:00 at the YYoga in Yaletown. Best to check their website for the most up to date pricing. I hope to see you there!
Chris


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