The beauty of meditation
or how I managed to diminish the constant chatter in my head
For as long as I can recall I’ve always had a busy mind, as a kid, as a student and as an adult. Thoughts were always in my mind and I thought it was normal. I was a creative person and this is where new concepts would sprout.
When I worked in the fragrance industry my mind was always on, finding new concepts, talking to perfumers about new ideas, visiting clients and analysing the market and their brands… When I was focusing on my photography, I was in the moment, but the chatter would still be taking place.
As long as I can remember, I kept saying that I wished there was an ON/OFF button in my head. The constant conversations, thoughts, reflections, comments, analysis, judgements, have a negative side to them if they never stop. The question remained long unanswered, till I started to practice yoga, and found some peaceful moments.
As my practice continued I discovered meditation! Now, after more than a year of daily meditation practice, I finally have found the switch.
Don’t think that it happened overnight, don’t think that I am always in a state of bliss when I meditate, but on the whole, looking back, I realise that the chatter in my mind is more quiet.
To use a metaphor, I would say my mind used to look like the sea during a tempest, and now I can sail more peacefully on the water. There is still wind, and sometimes waves, but one day it will be a quiet lake on a summer day.
Last week I took an intensive 5 day training course with Mas Vidal , a wonderful yogi who teaches the integration of yoga and Ayurveda. As a group we meditated together everyday, and the energy you get when you meditate with other people is amazing. It is after one of these meditations that I realised how I found the switch for my mind; I realised that I am a happier person, focusing on the positive, and the essential things in life. With meditation come self awareness and healing, self-love and peace, and a higher vibration.
Here are two wonderful events I am organising at Luxe Nova next week.
“Networking, the Feminine Way” – Wednesday 25 May. 7-10pm
Stephanie Luo will play magical singing bowls for a sound bath at the beginning and end of the evening. I will introduce you to some kundalini meditations, mantras on the theme of self-love and the energy of the heart. Join me for a wonderful evening of grace and bliss.
LUXE NOVA- Networking the Feminine Way
On the following Saturday 28th May from 10:30am-noon, I will offer my second 90 minute workshop also at the wonderful venue of Luxe Nova.
The topic this time is “Raising our Vibration” . A great opportunity for those of you not so familiar with Kundalini Yoga to discover how breath, movement and sound can create deep shifts in our bodies. No need to be a yogi, just bring an open heart and a playful mind.
LUXE NOVA – Raising our Vibration