When I ask people what stops them relaxing, and particularly meditating, they usually say one of three things:
- They don’t have time to do it
- They don’t know how to do it (or have tried and found it difficult)
- It’s just not on their radar
There is a famous Zen saying that if you have time to meditate, you should meditate for 20 minutes. If you don’t have time to meditate, you should meditate for an hour – the point being that the less time you have, the more you need to relax. People often try, but believe that meditation is about clearing the mind. I reassure people that in the 21st Century, that’s very hard to do. Only Buddhist monks and nuns (for example) who have been meditating for decades experience what’s known as ‘the gap’ – the moment when the mind is completely clear. Mindfulness encourages you to accept you have a noisy mind, instead of trying to empty it – it’s about training the mind, and being in control of it, rather than it controlling you.
Take a look at the links below for a list of services dedicated to relaxation.
- Serenity – a monthly evening gathering exclusively for women
- Mindfulness for Mums – for new and pregnant mums
- Relaxation Classes using mindfulness – dedicated website (Kindfully)
Send your enquiry.