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Me? Meditate?

I don't know about you, but I've had an on again/off again relationship with meditation. For a long time I thought that if I couldn't sit still, I wasn't meditating. So I avoided it. From time to time I would get inspired and sit and then come to the conclusion that it just wasn't for me (as I fidgeted or my mind wandered incessantly). I said to myself: "I'm not a Buddhist and I feel quite centered in my life. This is not something that I need/want to be doing".

Then recently, an interesting confluence of events. I've moved to a new city and have been exposed to Kundalini yoga. I've also been introduced to some new approaches to meditation that don't look like the classic "relaxed, cross legged, slight smile on the lips" kind. My concept of meditation has expanded greatly.

Here's what I've come to understand, or, more clearly, experience. Meditation can look like lots of different things to the outside eye. I've seen that what is important is that I am being present. Whether it's with my thoughts, the energy in my body (or around it), or my breath, whatever I focus on that is keeping me MOST present, here and now, is the meditation.

When I allow myself to breathe, move or focus in whichever way is natural/"right" for me in that moment, all else falls away and there's just me and the universe.

The other thing is, it doesn't have to be a long and drawn out affair! I am getting amazing insights and state shifts from simply sitting for 10 minutes.

So, I invite you to click over to Facebook and share something about meditation. You can share anything from your best tip to your biggest challenge. I'll then place the names of each person who comments into a drwaing and the winner receives a complimentary 30 minute "Effortless Change Power Session"!

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Click on over and share your answer to the following: "What is your best tip for meditation OR what is your biggest barrier to practicing?" From among all the responses, I'll choose one person who will receive a complimentary 30 minute "Effortless Change Power Session"!

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