Monday, September 17, 2012

Twice the Joy: Half the Stress

Modern neuroscience is beginning to explain how our thoughts make fundamental changes in the brain and in the way we view the world. The lab results and clinical studies don't change anything about mindful practice but the findings do help to motivate the skeptical to meditate.

Cabanas in the Courtyard at Straw Valley

By practicing the distilled essence of mindful meditation, we put ourselves in the path of greater happiness, love and wisdom. And from my perspecive, the greatest benefit of all is a greater sense of self worth and inner confidence.

In our practice of Artful Meditation and Fierce Qigong, we give up worry, sorrow and anger, and begin to experience inner calm, quiet joy and ready compassion. All that is required is an open mind and a willingness to give it a try. The beauty is that we don't even need to try hard--simply practice when you can and the benefits will follow. Sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, but they always arrive in direct correspondence to your practice level.


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