I am a seeker. Perhaps you are too? Always looking for tools and teachings that help us and those around us move forward in self-realization. The past month has been a time of deep transformation with visions pouring into my mind and heart about why I am here. I thought I knew but these visions are taking things to new awarenesses and understandings.
As a longtime meditator, I often counsel my clients, friends and family about ways to start and improve their meditation practice. Many people want to know the basics including the how’s, why’s and when’s about meditation and they also want to know if there is an easier way to do it. Even after teaching people how to do it for more than a decade, I still wonder if I am qualified to answer the questions that come up.
My daughter, Zoe who attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo recently wrote this essay about Thoreau and living in the present moment. It touched me deeply as I had no idea how much my own journey to finding peace would affect her. As parents, my husband and I do the best we can and then try not to give ourselves a hard time when we fall short. This essay gives me hope that even when we can count all the mistakes we’ve made that something far bigger than we can imagine is actually taking place. I’d love to hear what you think about parenting and teaching kids about the things that matter most to you – feel free to share them in the comments…. XOXO, Leisa
Are you one of those who really want to begin a meditation practice but struggle with being consistent with it? Perhaps you’ve read the articles about how important it is. How so many successful business tycoons swear by it and credit it for their success in life. How it can change your life for the better.
…I proudly thought to myself, “Well this should be easy given that I meditate regularly.” So I clicked on the application that revealed a beautiful ocean scene and some light music playing while I was told do nothing but relax and breathe for 3 minutes. And so I closed my eyes and began to relax…
Our conversation meandered into the topic of fear, doubt and uncertainty — more mine than hers. I found myself sharing how difficult it can be to run a start-up business and how slow progress seems to be when you are trying to create something new in the world.
Ready to live bigger? With more prosperity? I sure am. Yet the road to living a bigger life is likely to be a bumpy ride. We step out and it often doesn’t go as planned. I was reminded about it just this past weekend.
Being an empath allowed me to notice subtle cues that those in my profession often missed. I could feel the pain under the surface even if it wasn’t obvious to most people. My sensitivity to others’ pain caused me to want to figure out if there were ways to ease this suffering.
No one should have to go through what I went through to be able to break free of this insidious fear. Which explains why I am so passionate about teaching people how to change their minds when it comes to scarcity ways of thinking. It is also something that I continue to learn more about every day.
Want to learn to stop worrying? Just follow these four simple, yet effective steps:
1. Change the Station.