Many people tell me they canít learn to meditate because
they can't stop the thoughts in their head and they can't
relax. Theyíre usually surprised to hear that meditation is
not about having an empty head, stopping thoughts, or even
relaxing, although relaxation is a common by-product of
Mindfulness meditation is about cultivating a gentle
curiosity about yourself. Most of us go through life on
"automatic pilot." Being mindful is about being less in the
future and past, and more in the present moment so that
your life doesnít pass you by. Itís learning to focus your
mind when and where you want it, and about becoming less
judgmental and more trusting of your own wisdom so that you
can make wiser choices about your life.
RESULTS PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCE
People who have passed through our programs report that
they feel happier, less angry, calmer and have more energy.
Many notice that their mind is quieter and that they can
step back when upset, frightened or angered and be much
less judgmental and reactive. Others report improved
health, sharpened memory, a sense of well-being, and
enhanced concentration and more.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR PATH
Thereís no "right" result, no "right" way, and because each
personís needs are unique and different, we help you find
the meditative skills that will best serve you. Whether in
a group program or individual instruction, we provide
support for your practice by listening to what you say you
need, answering questions, providing meditation CDs, and
telephone and web support.
A Mindful Path, LLC secular programs and one-on-one
instructions employ a simple, user friendly breath
meditation that can be used anywhere, anytime. Other
mindful skills and meditations such as walking meditation,
body scan and gentle stretching give you a range to choose
from and you participate at your comfort level. Just as the
programs are designed to address particular needs,
individual sessions are customized for you.