Bask in the Glow
I know of a boarding school in India where, at the end of each school day, the entire school- students and teachers- dress in comfortable meditation clothes, go up on a high hill, and watch the sunset together in silence. What a beautiful image. It makes me think of the most simple, powerful benefit of sitting meditation practice.
The question that I get more than any other is: What is meditation? Its funny having a job that no one can really see. I mean, you could come to my office and watch me sitting there speaking with a client or watch us quietly sitting with our eyes closed, but you can't see what's really going on.
Meditation is the practice of turning your attention inward and enjoying the pulsation of your inner own essential energy.
The approach I use does not focus on stilling the mind or “concentration” in the usual sense. It is more about developing an ever-deepening sensitivity to this inner pulsation. At first, it may be difficult to connect to- there are many other energies vying for our attention. I have a whole tool box of techniques that I use to help people get through the distraction. Then, soon, with a little practice and training, you can learn to tune into the pulsation and go deeply into it. Its like an inner buzz or a warm, glowing feeling. Once you've learned the basic method- you can learn to totally let go and rest in the energy. You can bask in the glow of your own innate power. Some people do this for up to an hour and a half every day! Some get great benefit from ten minutes per day. That's the goal- to give you a place where you can go every day for this deep inner bath.
The goal is to give you that high, silent hill for daily sunset watching.
If you are in or around New York City, give us a call or send us an email. I would love to speak with you about helping you set up a meditation practice. We are currently offering a special tuition rate for intro sessions. If you are further away- we can still connect. I have begun to work with people over the phone! The sessions are very powerful and we are getting amazing results from people.
Any questions? Just ask. Have a wonderful week!
David Harshada Wagner is a meditation teacher, stress management consultant and founder of Banyan Education. Email Banyan to find more about David's meditation therapy sessions and small group classes. email@example.com