Meditation and the busy mind

Today, we are going to look at how we deal with the busy mind or emotions that can arise during meditation. I have always really appreciated the following quote by Dean Ornish M.D Physician and director of Preventative Medicine Research Institute.“Meditation is simple in concept but difficult to master. Fortunately, you don’t have to masterContinue reading “Meditation and the busy mind”

Meditation: Motivation & Discipline

This post was inspired by a Facebook poll in which I asked followers to tell me the struggles they experience with their meditation practice. The most popular response was the struggle to find motivation or having the discipline to practice. So, whenever we decide that we need to make room for something that will beContinue reading “Meditation: Motivation & Discipline”

Celebrating summer solstice

Solstice blessings to all ๐Ÿ™โ˜€๏ธ The sun is actually shining here in Harpenden this morning ๐Ÿ˜€ I am noticing in my Facebook feed that many are feeling energised and lively today. Many people seem to have been up since dawn walking, running and swimming etc This is beautiful to see ๐Ÿ’– I appreciate taking timeContinue reading “Celebrating summer solstice”

The beginning of my meditation journey

From an early age, I experienced deep feelings of compassion and concern for the world around me. I was often overwhelmed by fear and anxiety for the future of our planet. I worried about the depletion of rainforests, endangered animals and high levels of pollution. I was an enthusiastic member of the “Go Wild club”Continue reading “The beginning of my meditation journey”

Listening to spirit

Whilst meditating and spending time to nature, I appreciate taking the opportunity to connect to nature spirits like those of plants and trees. I love to watch the birds soar overhead and listen to the messages from spirit that can be heard in the passing breeze and felt through the rays of the sun. OneContinue reading “Listening to spirit”

Progress in meditation

ย  ย  This is one of my favourite quotes regarding meditation and progress in meditation. โ€œDonโ€™t doubt the value of meditation or underestimate your abilities. Be content with whatever progress you make because it reflects a part of the truth you are seeking. As such, it is something you can rely onโ€ Mae Chee KaewContinue reading “Progress in meditation”

My definition of meditation

My definition of meditation Victoria Armstrong ย  This is my understanding of meditation. A simple definition of meditation would be that to meditate is to turn your attention inward and focus your mind. Meditation cultivates awareness and acceptance, and can aid in our healing, enhancing our well-being. Each individual can encounter different experiences of meditationContinue reading “My definition of meditation”