MINDFULNESS MEDITATION WEBINAR SERIES
- Create internal mental peace and emotional harmony with this 4 webinar series.
- Simply sit back and listen as these interactive meditation events help to quieten the mind and reprogram your old patterns of mental and emotional behaviours that have created
feelings of discontent, stress and disconnection.
- Reawaken to the pure joy of life and connect with your heart's true desires easily and effortlessly with this guided meditation program.
Released: January 2022
Artists: Christopher Adams (& The Billion Buddha Bitch)
© The Label Limited 2022
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the ability to be present to what is going on about you. This includes the movements of your body, the thoughts and feelings that pass through you, and how you are responding in each moment.
For the most part, people get caught up in their thoughts and feelings, obsessively reacting and focusing on them. This can cause cyclical patterns of behaviour and lead to stress, anxiety and depression.
Mindfulness is learning to simply observe the movements of life without judgement or reacting to them. Noticing a thought as being exactly that, just a thought, watching it as it passes through your mind, without having to give in to the urge or need to latch on to it, or take it seriously.
Mindfulness is not easy to explain in words, because words are concepts. They are thoughts within themselves. Mindfulness therefore can have a variety of definitions depending on who you ask, but the main element of it is bringing the awareness away from the play of the mind and body; and residing back into the very space from which you are aware.
When you think a thought, you are aware of that thought. But where are you aware of it? Where do you see from behind your eyes? Where do you hear from inside your ears?
The mind may try to conceptually answer these questions, but true mindfulness is not about having the answer, rather it is about simply being able to watch the question arise and then fall away.
How Does Meditation Work?
There are various forms of meditation and each of them can seem very different in terms of how they are performed, but the aim of meditation (if it has an aim) is to help you to let go of attachment. Attachment can come in many forms, attachment to an outcome, attachment to an idea of self, attachment to the idea of knowing or not knowing something. We can become attached to feelings, or to people, or to activities. Meditation allows us to let go and just be. Without the need for anything to be different or for anything to stay the same.
Meditation in many ways helps create a ‘mindless’ state. This is not to say that the mind is not functioning, nor that there are no thoughts being perceived. Rather it means that the mind is not being given particular importance. It doesn’t matter what thoughts arise or what thoughts don’t arise. Just like clouds in the sky, they are allowed to pass by as and when they do, without judgement or obsession.
In so doing meditation helps to break old patterns of thinking that can cause discomfort and stress, and over time the mind itself begins to quieten and starts to have less hold over you, awakening you to the pure bliss of being, an appreciation of Just This, whatever this is. This thought, this feeling, this breath, this moment. Letting go of the past and releasing concerns for the future, through meditation you begin to realise your presence of the Here and Now.