Glorious the moon . . .
therefore our thanks
dark clouds
Come to rest our necks.

When our focus shift from thoughts to self, we are grateful to everything around us. Our mind becomes silent and at rest.

Life is a story we weave together from the thoughts, feelings, and emotions we experience each moment. Yet we live the majority of our life in the memories of our past and the expectations of the future. Rarely do we live in the purity of the present.

In meditation we disrupt the unconscious progression of thoughts and emotions by focusing on a new object of attention, whether that is our breath or empty screen on third eye.

Meditation is one of the best ways to loosen the grip of sticky emotions and connect to our true self, which isn’t limited, angry, or fearful, but is infinite, pure consciousness. Meditation brings us home to the peace of present-moment awareness and gives us an experience of profound relaxation that dissolves fatigue and long-standing stresses and – as countless studies have shown – promotes both physical and emotional healing. The benefits of meditation include:

• lowered blood pressure and hypertension

• slower heart rate

• decreases cholesterol levels

• reduced production of “stress hormones,” including cortisol and adrenaline

• more efficient oxygen use by the body

• increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA

• improved immune function

Beyond these significant health benefits, the greatest gift of meditation is the sense of calm and inner peace it brings into our daily life. When we meditate, we go beyond the mind’s noisy chatter into an entirely different place: the silence of a mind that is not imprisoned by the past or the future.