Meditation and You

How to be Present

More than anything, I have found that meditation is the best in bringing me to the present moment. Meditation has been proven to decrease physical pain and anxiety. But, what exactly is meditation? It’s a technique used to attain a state of consciousness that’s different from the waking state.

Meditation is focused attention on something. Many people use the breath as their “anchor” for meditation. The joy that comes from meditation is everlasting in our lives. Meditation also leads to being non-reactive to our emotions and thoughts. How do we get to this place of non-reactivity in our lives? Continue reading “Meditation and You”

What is love?

One topic I find that many people don’t fully grasp is the concept of love. Everyone seeks for love. What exactly is love? Is love found and quantified by hormones that run through the body? Is love only in place to force us to continue and perpetuate the species at the instinctual level? Might it be a social construct evolved to pair up for mutual benefit and combined resources making the individual struggle easier? Love has a purpose that is more than this. Love is more than material objects and social obligations. Love is the grand river we all play in– it guides our experiences.  Continue reading “What is love?”

For When you’re Hurting

Just remember when you feel unsafe, all the safe things you desire are protected within your heart. All this hurt is coming from outside of you. Pain is an experience, it isn’t you. What you’re looking for is in your own heart.

Your heart connects you to the skies and the ground. Your heart links your inside to the outside. Your heart is the bridge between the physical and the spiritual. What lives in your heart shall come to you in time. Until it does come— your safe place is within your own heart.

xoxo

–hope