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Do I REALLY Need to Know 'All That'?
Living in this world of mega-connectivity, bombarded with planetary goings-on often when we don't even choose to be, I am asking myself that question:
Do I REALLY need to know all that?
One tap on the iPhone and we are made aware of what happened just seconds ago in countries across the globe. And so often it is the heart-breaking news that tops the list. (Not to mention fear-mongering political agendas.)
As I pondered this, I became very aware that while beautiful, this human existence is and always has been an often painful experience. Whether through war, famine, natural disasters or, and perhaps most difficult, outright cruelty, life is full of tragedy along the with joy. I don't need an iPhone to remind me of this.
And I am not suggesting putting cotton in my ears and palms over my eyes to avoid the news. But what I AM doing is NOT visiting websites and news programs who thrive on sharing disasters and heart-wrenching stories.
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The very glimpse of love transforms,
reveals what is already whole.
Touch love and heal.
Buddhism offers some beautiful practices that encourage a state of peace regarding global turmoil:
First, "Metta" (or Loving-Kindness): Practice compassion, for self and others. If there is an occurrence that is transpiring locally and you can assist in some way, by all means do it. But even the act of sending love and healing energy to those in harms way is a powerful way of sharing. "May all beings be well, may all beings be happy, may all beings be free of suffering."
Also, the practice of Tonglen is a profound way to offer our help. Here we take the suffering of others into our own hearts and send pure, healing light back out. This doesn't mean succumbing to the pain, but allowing it to be transmuted into peace and equanimity. It is a perfect way share our love with a world so in need of just that.
And for our general sense of calm and well-being, spend some time in quiet meditation, revel in the beauty of nature, put on a piece of music that awakens the soul… So many gifts await our willing spirits. And from this space comes the biggest gift of all that we can offer this world: Our open, loving hearts.
I will be be teaching various other workshops this year, to include Acupressure for Women and Acupressure for Pets in various locations. Please email me or check back on my site for information regarding dates and further details.
Did you know that WHO you are can affect HOW you are? Based on Maureen's book 'Energy Types', this workshop will make you aware of the personality characteristics that make us unique and how the application of specific energy practices and modalities can support these traits for optimum health.
If you are privately interested in learning more about establishing a meditation practice, or your workplace would like to have access to a practice onsite, please contact me for more info.
Come into the silence of you and tap into a place of knowingness and peace.
I’ve come to meditation for the very first time in my 70’s. With Maureen guiding us into deep relaxation, it comes fairly easily, with a wonderful feeling of peace and calm. Very, very good for any of us with a hectic “normal” life, reminding us of what is possible. - M.S.
Maureen’s relaxation techniques and her provision of a meaningful meditation Mantra makes for a deep and enjoyable meditation experience. I appreciate the chance to attend only to myself and to only recognize the external world but then let it go. - L.S.
Authentically YOU - Family Relationships,
Career & Life Transitions
As a long-time consultant in the uses of both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) as well as the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children® (MMTIC®), I have witnessed first-hand the clarity and guidance these two instruments offer particularly in the world of...
* Family relationship - Learning to honor communication and diversity within the family unit
As well as...
* Individuals seeking life direction during times of transition: changing jobs, retirement, loss of a loved one, geographical move...