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Practicing Presence

These times are crazy and uncertain, but we are in this together (at a social distance, of course). Have you taken the time to notice that while our minds spin and spin, the Earth remains still? Natural elements remain in their form and continue to function independently of the state of our economy. 


Why is this?


Because Nature. Just. Is. 


Nature practices stillness; nature practices presence; nature practices acceptance; nature practices being.


We can learn from nature especially when we remember that we are nature. Stillness, presence, acceptance, and simply being is our true nature, allowing us to connect with our highest form. 


You may wonder how it's possible to achieve states of pure presence, and the answer is meditation.


Meditation is simply the practice of training the attention and awareness to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. It's that simple! There is a common misconception that in order to meditate, you must sit in a quiet place with your legs crossed and your eyes closed. While this is a great way to meditate, meditation can take place anywhere and at any time.


Perhaps cooking brings you to a state of calm, or going on a run; maybe you find yourself in a meditative state when you are painting, going on a walk, or enjoying a meal with your favorite person. The essence of meditation is as simple as noticing the present moment, rather than getting caught up in the chaos of what was or what could be. It is accepting yourself as you are, at this very moment.


That being said, we recognize that distraction in our technological world is the biggest obstacle to achieving a meditative state. It's going to require intention. We are going to provide you with a few free tools that can help you meditate! 


Free Meditation Apps:


Insight Timer

Calm

Headspace

Simple Habit

Oak

Mindfulness


You can also search for free guided meditations on YouTube. The results are endless!


A great book about stillness is The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

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