Meditation is not just sitting in silence or listening to a guided mediation recording.
Meditation is when the mind is clear, regardless of where you are or what you are doing.
Eckhart Tolle described it perfectly when he said, “Just become intensely conscious of the present moment. This is a deeply satisfying thing to do. In this way, you draw consciousness away from mind activity and create a gap of no mind in which you are highly alert and aware, but not thinking. This is the essence of meditation.” That said, I believe it is important and necessary to learn to meditate before you get to the point where you can be fully present and aware without formally sitting.
Meditation literally changed my life. So much so that I felt the need to share its benefits with others. To that end, I became certified to teach meditation through the McLean Meditation Institute. This is something I was called to do — to take what has helped me and share it to help others on their paths to peace.
If this is something that feels right for you, I invite you to join one of my “Learning to Meditate” sessions. Each session is for one hour a week, for four weeks. In these sessions, you will learn what meditation is, the physical and mental benefits of it and, of course, learn to meditate. There are many ways to meditate, and I’m sure one will feel right for you.