Mindfulness Meditations on Riffs ~ Spa Sunday ~ Learning to Surf the Waves of Life

Jon Kabat Zinn Breathscape Guided Meditation  Courtesy of  Aladdin Zara

 

Everyone typically assumes that mindfulness meditation is a way to tune out  the pressures of the world or even your own mind, however that is the truth.   Meditation is neither shutting things out nor off.  Actually it is seeing things clearly, by intentionally viewing yourself from a different perspective.   Stress is part of life, a major part of being human, it is intrinsic to the human condition. In order not to become a victim we must have a willingness to embrace and work with the core of all meditation practice. A popular way is to envision how mindfulness works is thinking that your mind as like the surface of the ocean. There are always waves present.  Sometimes big, sometimes they are small, sometimes they are overwhelming.  The waves of the mind are churned up by the winds of stress and change in our lives.  Mindfulness Meditation it cannot be attained by misguided attempts to pacify the mind’s natural activity. Mindfulness .Meditation is about knowing something about how our mind works and finding healthy ways to deal with the waves.  “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”  Surf’s Up!  I like to at least take time out on Sundays to get my mind ready for the week ahead.  Peace Out!  JBC 😎   rhythm primer rest       Copyright © 2011-2014 by Jannat Marie/Jazzybeatchick. All rights Reserved. This material has been copyrighted,  feel free to share it with others; it can be distributed via social media or pingbacks or added to websites; please do not change the original content and, provide appropriate credit by including the author’s name @ http://jazzybeatchick.com and your readers shall not be charged by you under any circumstance.