10 meditation practices for engaging the creative and active mind while experiencing the benefits of an ongoing meditation practice.
Meditation has proved to be the single-most valuable commitment I have made in my life. For over 20 years, I have rarely missed my daily meditation practice because of all the benefits it has brought me. That being said, meditation is not easy….especially for those like myself who have creative and active minds. The way Western culture has embraced meditation practices – especially those from the East, has not helped. In the West, meditation has been misinterpreted to mean “silence,” with “success in attaining silence” as being the goal. This is a distortion of what meditation really is and serves as an obstacle to many who wish to enjoy the benefits of meditation but who are not able to because they cannot obtain silence.
The purpose of this course is to support you in finding a meditation practice that works WITH your creative and active mind rather than against. For as the Buddhist saying goes, “What we resist will persist.” Meditation is not meant to work against our natural inclinations toward creativity and thought, but to work with our minds so that we can connect with the peace and creative inspiration that dwells within.