Have you noticed that the usual response you receive from people when you ask them how they are is “SO busy!”
Everyone is busy, busy, BUSY.
Days just fly by and it seems like no matter how much you get done each day its never enough! Do you experience this also?
Yesterday I stopped to have my meditation and ‘check in’ with my body and I noticed how busy everything was. It was a much welcomed respite to stop, sit still, quieten the mind, and not be stimulated by more data and social interaction.
It had me thinking about society. I wondered what it would be like to not even have that 20 minute period each morning and evening in stillness. What would it be like to just go, go, go all day, with no rest for the mind, body or nervous system. Yeh, we all sleep at night, but it’s been proven that sleep isn’t the deepest most effective form of rest. Have you ever found that you woke up after a night’s sleep and you’re either cranky, tired, low on energy or worse, have a cold or flu?
After numerous tests it was scientifically validated that deeper states of metabolic rest were achieved through deeper transcending styles of meditation. The reason being, when the mind is alert and awake, yet not in the thinking process, then the body will go into a very deep state of rest. This 20 minute period of respite from a day of activity is welcome relief for the body as it is a great opportunity to repair itself.
Yes, life is speeding up, however we can effortlessly move through it without the busy reaction within our body. Transcendence in meditation is a powerful process of being aware and yet being free of the effect of life’s events. Meditation frees you from the binding effect that grips the ego and pulls it into the daily fluctuations. Each moment of life has a story and will leave its imprint on you. When life is busy, like most of ours is now, this constant fluctuation has a deteriorating impact on our mind and body. This is leading to sickness, depression, ADHD, anxiety, stomach disorders and more.
Through daily meditation and retreats, we can achieve a freedom whereby we are in the world, and yet blissfully un-attatched from the impact of those events on your mind and body. In Sanskrit this is called moksha- liberation. To attain moksha, daily meditation is recommended. The transcending experience on a daily basis will over time deliver you to this space. To boost this process along, 4 or 6 day retreats can have a very powerful effect. It has been said that the compounding effect of the deep meditation and yoga practice done on the retreats is equivalent of 2-3 years of daily meditation.
As one retreat attendee said:
“I have had some spectacular and spiritual experiences in my 43 years on this planet but so far none has initiated the lasting, life enhancing, goose bumping change and connections like the retreat in Bali led by the awesome and inspirational Tom Cronin” -LR
When you add to the daily meditation and yoga, healthy nourishing food, massages, swimming, and breakthrough workshops, you will come through feeling lighter, clearer and certainly less busy! If you feel you need to slow down, be less affected by the busy-ness of life then click here to find out more.