Years ago, I was privileged to interview Marci Shimoff, author of “Happy for No Reason” for my teleseminar Profound Paths to Health, Healing and Happiness. We had a wonderful conversation about happiness as a state of being, not an emotion that comes and goes. Her concept of being happy for no reason makes me think of our relationship to the sun. The sun is always shining, even though when clouds pass in front of it, we tend to feel that it is gone… When our emotional states shifts, when we become sad or worried or scared, we think we are unhappy. But aren’t these “unhappy” emotions just passing clouds? Can we learn to allow happiness to be our essential state of being?[Read more…] about Happy for no reason…
Guided meditation is a process by which a guide or teacher leads you into meditation. An effective teacher can teach you a simple pathway to a meditative state, as well as help you experience being in that state. Once you have experienced what it feels like to be in the natural state of meditation, and learned the path to it, it is easy for you to take yourself there.Meditation shouldn’t be hard, it’s a natural state for humans. But a lot of people become frustrated and discouraged trying to learn meditation on their own. It may be because they are using techniques that just aren’t right for them, and/or have inadequate guidance. Being guided into the experience of a meditative state, with a guided meditation CD or mp3 is an easy way to eliminate those problems.
Meditation is, most simply, the process of re-connecting our mind, emotions, and body with our spirit. The basic purpose of meditation is to bring us back to our center, where we are in communication with our higher/deeper/inner self, and with spirit. There are many ways to meditate, and cultures all over the world have used meditation in many different forms- sitting, walking, movement. There is no single right way to meditate; we each need to find the form that works best for us.[Read more…] about what is guided meditation?