The only way to “do it wrong” is not to do it at all. Once it becomes a habit, you will find that if you don’t take the time to do it each day you will feel as though something is missing or as though you have walked out the front door without combing your hair or brushing your teeth.
Meditation re-establishes our inner peace and harmony Often our minds are so busy that finding an escape from the constant mind activity, through meditation, is liberating and can be likened to recharging our inner battery.
Just a few seconds or 20 minutes at a time
You will find that during the day there will be many small opportunities to still the mind by going to your “Peaceful Place”, for example in the bathroom, under the shower, waiting on the phone, at the doctors, mowing the lawn, doing the ironing. Take advantage of these small windows of time throughout the day to still your mind. Make it a part of your normal daily practice.
Also seek and find larger periods of time to give yourself the luxury of a longer period of meditation. I find that mornings work well for me so you may also like to try getting up 20 minutes (or more) earlier than you usually would and using this time to meditate. When added together, all these times of meditation will be hugely beneficial. Meditation has been proven to have many health benefits.
It won’t be possible to completely eradicate all stress from our lives but by being able to handle stress using meditation to still the mind and focus on anything we want we will feel less overwhelmed by stress. This is the magic of Active Meditation – you can be doing a meditation on Healing or Pain Release or Creativity and you will also be releasing stress! Act now …. each day of your life counts.
Lucius Seneca – a Roman Philosopher
Lucius Seneca who lived from c. 3 BC – 65 AD was a Roman philosopher, and statesman who is most remembered today for one of his most famous letters – “On The Shortness of Life”. It’s worth reading in full some time and is just as relevant today as it was in his time.
Seneca said: “It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it. Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested.”
Dalai Lama – on Happiness
You may also have seen this before, arriving as an email into your Inbox, however even if it is familiar to you, the words below by the Dalai Lama – on Happiness are worth revisiting ….
It was thought that perhaps he might say: “The Tibetan Buddhism” or “The Oriental religions, much older than Christianity”.
Dalai Lama paused, and answered with a smile that was somewhere between wise and mischievous: “The best religion is the one that gets you closest to God. It is the one that makes you a better person.”
He was then asked: “What is it that makes me better?”
“The religion that will do that for you is the best religion.
“I am not interested, my friend, about your religion or if you are religious or not. “What really is important to me is your behaviour in front of your peers, family, work, community, and in front of the world.
“Remember, the universe is the echo of our actions and our thoughts.
“The law of action and reaction is not exclusively for physics. It is also of human relations. If I act with goodness, I will receive goodness. If I act with evil, I will get evil.
“What our grandparents told us is the pure truth. You will always have what you desire for others. Being happy is not a matter of destiny. It is a matter of options.”
Finally he said:
“Take care of your Thoughts because they become Words.
Take care of your Words because they will become Actions.
Take care of your Actions because they will become Habits.
Take care of your Character because it will form your Destiny, and your Destiny will be your Life … and …
So Sandy, it is important to take time out and to encourage you with this, Wednesday 24th November is an international day of taking time out to meditate with meditation venues around the world opening their doors. For those of you in Sydney there are two venues which are open all day and they are at: Hyde Park Towers -148 Elizabeth Street , Sydney and Maharatta - 25 Fox Valley Rd , Wahroonga.
Seize the day!
All the best,
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What I got out of the Seminar was the ability to draw a “line in the sand” – I will be breaking through to my subconscious which will allow me to knock down my blocks and create new goal habits which will last – something I have not been able to do from countless other seminars or goal seminars. W.C. NSW.
The re-training of the subconscious mind to suit the individual is the answer to a peaceful existence. Thank you Sandy – prior to your seminar, my life mainly consisted of the testing of life enhancing theories that never quite hit the spot. C.D. NSW
I was simply looking for my goals to be reset and a way forward. I feel I got way more than that. Not only do I know exactly what I need to do, I know the way forward is achievable because I have now identified my blocks. These blocks have been with me for years and causing problems for me.Now I know where I should put my focus and I’m really excited about the future. I’m looking forward to achieving my goals – thank you Sandy. M.A. NZ
PS. Here is an interview I did on 2GB Radio on 11 Nov 2010