What motivates us to continue to meditate?
Meditation is a way of coming to your own centre, coming to the centre of your own being, and remaining there, still, silent, attentive. Meditation is a way of learning to be awake, to be fully alive and to be still. The way to this is silence, we do not create silence, the silence is there within us. The motivation over time is a growing commitment to reality.
Allowing again and again for ourselves to become still enough for the silence to emerge.
/ˈpyo͝orˌizəm / noun – scrupulous or exaggerated observance of or insistence on traditional rules or structures, esp. in language or style.
In using sensations, sights and sounds as supports for meditative awareness, we learn that our everyday lives provide endless opportunities to discover a sense of inner peace and contentment that is not subject to the fluctuating circumstances that surround us.
25-27 October 2013 in East Sussex
A retreat with Vanessa Hodge, Lisa Sanfillipo and Narayani
Join us to refresh your connection to life’s meaning, purpose and expression through yoga, meditation and sound.
Reconnect with what’s meaningful during a fresh, exquisite autumnal weekend by the sea. The time between summer’s end and december is perfect to re-focus on what’s important at all levels of life from the practical daily aspects to the deepest soul level, guided by highly experienced teachers and facilitators.
Designed to refresh your body and mind, supporting you to find or re-establish your own unique life purpose (dharma) and expression in action (karma). Yoga will range from the dynamic to the restorative, combined with the stillness of meditation, and the nurturing power of voicework and mantra.
You’ll rest deeply yet be invigorated by the stunning surroundings, atop the white cliffs of Seaford Head. Florence House rests on the rocky coast of Seaford in East Sussex, looking seaward and surrounded by gardens.
To book and learn more contact email@example.com or call Emily Boddy on 07713 477858
We have now reached a point of paradigm shift in medicine where disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment must respond to the human organism according to its state of homeostasis (meaning its ability to regulate its own internal environment), taking into account relationships, feelings, exposure to the environment, and especially connection to the wider cosmos. We must explore the self-corrective ways of vis medicatrix nature (‘the healing power of nature’), one of the guiding principles of Hippocrates medicine.
To truly hear another is the art of bringing embodied awareness, compassionate relationship and supportive presence into our listening.
This way of being enables us to purely receive, this receiving is accompanied by greater clarity, understanding and empathy.
Embodied contemplative practices in the form of compassion, loving kindness and equanimity combined with a spacious, meditative approach allows for an attuned receptivity.
Attuning in this way, we are opening our capacity to experience another as they actually are; rather than distorting phenomena and other through the lens of our subjective perception.
We are opening to what is.