What is Meditation.

The image of meditation is of someone sitting in lotus position, serene look on their face, back straight, shoulders relaxed with their thumb and first finger connecting. 

That image may have truth to it but rest assured that’s not the only way to a meditative state.  

Have you ever had a great “stare”?  Gazing intently ahead of you – not looking at anything but doing so with great focus?  That great stare where you’re afraid to blink and loose it snapping ypu back to reality?  Who knows the comfort and stillness of that stare every muscle in your body relaxed.  It’s Devine!

Often while doing a repetitive activity, I find myelf lost in the motion and pace.  Mind empty eyes serene?  Muscles relaxed yet engaged.

If yes, you’ve meditated and I encourage your practicing it more often.

This week my mind has been full of the thought of emptying through meditative means.   I attended a beautiful crystal bowl meditation that had me blessed out and blissed up giving me cause to pause and appreciate the gift it was.  

Moving on to my hoop class Thursday night I found myself in sync with my hoop and just moving through whatever motions came.  No direction or fore-thought but just a full on self-centered hoop flow and it occurred to me that people need this.  Again and again in all areas of their life.  Whether through silent meditation.   Binaural beats meditation, movement, or through stillness.  Meditation in daily life is needed….it’s required.   Another way to become self-centered and beat the stress of daily life.  

There are so many opportunities for meditation in our city I truly encourage you to jump on board and try something new.

This week I’ll run my pilot program for Exploring the Silence meditation.   Giving you a few tools to take home with you and encorporate more peace and calm in your day to day life. 

Tools – four of them to help you design your best life.

Sunday 6pm at the Cosmo Center in Moose Jaw.  Be sure to enter through the brown south facing door and up the stairs.  

Donations are gratefully accepted.πŸ’œ

Retreat now!

Everything from the minute I leave my home and head to the sanctuary feels like a blessing.  

The wrong turn increasing the length of my lazy drive.  The expanding prairie sky reaching on forever.  The joy of powering down my cell phone and enjoying sweet silence.   

I love these times of retreat.  Rebalancing my center and preparing to move forward towards the pull.  

Not only do I find it easier to focus, to breathe, and to settle down but it also  brings out those deeper questions about sustainable lifestyles, off grid living, and the simple life.  

I adore forward thinkers like Jennifer.  Who understand that stepping back IS an incredible step forward.  

The peace that settles over me while visiting Wild Spirit Prairie Sanctuary is refreshing and enlightening.  

Thank you Jennifer and Jason for sharing your space.

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in health and wellness
Amanda Zentner