The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
Does your mind ever just turn off? Are your thoughts running you ragged? Do you ever wish you could experience peace, even if it’s just for a moment? Well…you’re not alone.
Mindfulness meditation is arguably the simplest and most practiced form of meditation in the West. It’s a great jumping off point for beginners and can even transform into a lifelong practice.
We all come to mindfulness meditation in our own ways. Often, we hear the recommendation of, “just sit and follow your breath for 30 minutes”. Yet, no matter how well-intentioned this advice is, it always seems to fall flat.
When you first start you may feel you’re doing it wrong. Or, that your mind is too crazy and you’re simply not the “kind” of person who can meditate. If you’ve tried to meditate before and have “failed”, or you’re coming to mindfulness meditation with a completely open mind, then this post is for you.