Way back to the Buddha over two and a half thousand years ago, those who meditate have cited the many benefits. It is now proven to be an effective method of alleviating stress, increasing motivation, reducing symptoms of chronic illness and, more fundamentally, helping us discover our mind's full potential.
Meditation provides direct connection to the nature of our mind, and by observing its character moment to moment without judgement, it helps us make better decisions in life that can directly translate to our own happiness.
As we practice, we begin to see the difference between being lost in our thoughts and simply being mindful that they are present. Rather than acting out whatever pattern of thoughts and emotions are there, we begin to notice them as they appear.
The space we create in doing so gives us choice. We can learn to respond rather than react to our experiences.
In another sense, meditation creates a solid inner platform that radiates outwards, bringing us into harmony with others and our environment. Regular practice can bring about true personal transformation on many levels.
Starting with basic mindfulness techniques, David offers a range of meditation styles that allows the opportunity for a deeper practice to emerge. He holds both individual and group sessions. Please see here for current availability or email for more information.
How to meditate by Jack Kerouac
Ten reasons to meditate
Seven ways meditation can change the brain