The spring equinox arrives on March 20th and I am ready to come out of winter hibernation and plant some new seeds.
Winter is a wonderful time to turn our energies inward, contemplate our deeper values and center ourselves. When we do this work, we sometimes find a new or renewed calling, or come up with a new idea.
For me, Spring 2014 is a time to re-present and re-introduce myself and my mindfulness coaching practice to the world.
One of the realizations I arrived at this winter is that I am a meditation rule breaker. While mindfulness meditation has its roots in pain management, you can extend its techniques to find balance in all parts of your life. And you don’t have to follow a set of rules to accomplish this. In fact, you can break the rules.
• We don’t have to sit cross-legged on a meditation cushion for 10, 20 or 30 minutes to practice mindfulness meditation.
• It’s OK to have thoughts while you meditate.
• We can pause and have mindful moments throughout the day.
• We can be curious, smile and have fun with mindfulness. We don’t have to take ourselves so seriously.
We can break some rules together and let the spring sprouting begin!