SUSAN AUSTIN SHORT, MA
I was introduced to meditation during a very difficult time in my life, and I didn't feel like I had the time to practice. I was told that in committing to daily meditation, I would find I had more time. My attention would become more focused, and I would be able to complete tasks more quickly.
Not only was this correct, but meditation was also the bridge that brought me back to living life with more joy and a greater awareness of each moment. Now, during the times I “forget”, I am more quickly able to recognize it and make the adjustments necessary to be present.
This is a cycle: remembering and being present, forgetting, remembering again, forgetting, and remembering.
This is part of what it means to be human.
This is the practice.
This is also why I teach, and this is what I hope you will gain from meditating. It begins with stillness and awareness of your breath: this breath that you have never breathed before. In practicing meditation, you deepen your commitment to be more present and peaceful for your life.
As you may already know, mindfulness meditation has been scientifically proven to help in so many different ways. Practice it regularly to reap all the benefits.
But just as with exercise or diet, you won’t be able to experience the benefits unless you start. Meditation may seem overwhelming or unattainable to you if you have tried it in the past. We can help with that.
Often times, you just need a partner to walk the educational journey with you in order to learn how to meditate, what your specific roadblocks to daily practice may be, and setting up your home space to support you in your practice.