Just a few hours spent learning to meditate over a long weekend, has proven to be some of the most valuable time I’ve ever spent. Meditation has transformed my life; my relationships, the way I live, how I see things. It’s provided me with the inner strength to embrace the most challenging situations and to emerge as a stronger, better person.
It’s not magic (although the effects can seem magical early on), but an ancient discipline that helps you to de-stress, prioritise, and focus, (aside from the abundant evidence for the medical benefits of meditation and increasing media coverage of it.)
Why do it? Go to one of Michael and Jillian’s introductory talks like I did and you’ll be hooked. Both are inspirational and experienced teachers and shining exponents of the benefits, added to which they can answer the many questions which inevitably arise. Support is also on-going in the form of Monday night group meditations, which is a useful forum for information exchange.
I’ve meditated twice a day for 20 minutes each time, since I was taught; for me it’s as indispensable a part of my daily routine as brushing my teeth and I can’t imagine not doing it. It makes me feel generally vibrant, positive, connected and peaceful.