In our fast-paced world, the term “meditation” is a familiar buzzword. However, the more we delve into it, the more it can appear complex and unattainable. For individuals juggling the demands of parenthood, corporate leadership, career success, and a bustling social life, the serene image of a meditating monk might feel like an unattainable dream.
The common perception of meditation often involves envisioning hours spent in a cross-legged position with a perfectly clear mind. Unfortunately, this misconception is the very reason why countless individuals struggle to establish a consistent meditation practice.
Back in my college days, while immersing myself in the world of Positive Psychology, I was formally introduced to the intricacies of mindfulness meditation. Yet, it wasn’t until I stumbled upon the enchanting realm of Instinctive Meditation that the pieces truly fell into place and I learnt how to nurture a daily meditation practice that was easily accessible.
The pivotal moment for me came when I realized that meditation is not an elusive state reserved for spiritual ascetics but a natural state of being, as accessible as standing in the open air and feeling the gentle caress of the breeze against your skin. It was then that the myriad treasures of meditation unfolded before me, enriching my daily life.