What Does A Grandmother
Know About Meditation? Plenty!
In 1971, a naïve teenager took a Transcendental Meditation class not knowing anything about it, or even what meditation was, for that matter. Looking back now, I could never have imagined how taking that particular class would eventually lead me to a life-long passion for meditation or the impact meditation would have
on my life. In the ensuing decades since then, meditation has
been a life-changing practice and an essential daily tool for me. I truly appreciate my meditation journey and how invaluable and beneficial my practice has been throughout my entire life.
MY MEDITATION JOURNEY BEGAN ALMOST 50 YEARS AGO
Fast forward 15 years from that day and I am a busy, young working Mom running a business and taking care of it and
my family when the bottom fell out of everything - my husband lost his job. He was out of work for over two and a half years!
Needless to say, during that "Dark Night of the Soul" time and despite our very best efforts, we literally lost EVERYTHING and
had to start all over again on the other side of the country. Helping to keep me sane and functioning in those very challenging
days was making time to have a few precious minutes each day for myself to sit and meditate. It made such a huge difference
in my life and soon the stress and anxiety began to lift as I found a way to cope with all the chaos and change.
Thankfully, we survived that experience and those challenging days are long behind us and from that experience my book,
"Awakening To The Wisdom Of Your Soul" was born. You can read all about that time in this spiritual memoir about my personal journey of Awakening. To read an excerpt of it on Amazon, please click HERE.
THE JOURNEY DOESN'T END THERE
Then, five years ago while vacationing in Bali, (take a quick tour of beautiful Ubud, Bali, here ) I had a serious fall and hurt myself pretty badly. I was given antibiotics, which triggered a dormant autoimmune issue I didn't even know I had. After a long and painful year of extremely slow and practically nonexistent healing using traditional medical protocols, I realized intuitively that if I was ever going to truly heal my body, I needed to do something different. I needed to make some radical lifestyle changes that involved making my own self-care my very highest priority. It included eating very healthy and very "clean," (lots of water and no sugar, gluten or processed food) and also having a better way to deal with stress, another trigger for autoimmune issues. For me, that meant making meditation part of my normal, regular daily practice, rather than an irregular, "if I can find the extra time" or an "only when I'm anxious or stressed" type of practice.
To be healthy it's not enough to eat veggies and do yoga.
You also must work on healing the stress in your life.
- Karen Salmansohn
The problem for me was, I didn’t really enjoy meditating. I used to struggle with being restless and just wanting to get it over with, when I meditated. (Possibly there've been times you've felt that way about meditation, too?) My breakthrough came when one day I realized, “Maybe it’s not all me and it’s not my fault if meditation is hard and boring? Maybe it’s the meditation I'm
doing?” So I decided to make some changes to the way I had always been taught how to meditate. I made it into something I would actually want to do and look forward to and enjoy doing, even with a busy, full life. Once again, meditation came to my rescue.
HELPING OTHER WOMEN ON THEIR OWN MEDITATION JOURNEY
So what does my meditation journey have to do with you? Plenty.
We ALL go through some kind of challenging "Dark Night of the Soul" in our lives, at some point in our lives. And when we do, hopefully we learn that the pain and challenges we face will turn out to be our greatest gifts if we surrender to them, learn from them, use them and allow them to move us forward, because I believe in our greatest challenge lies the secret to living our truest purpose.
So after that second experience with the life-changing benefits of meditation and after being a professional life coach for many years, I decided to transition to being a meditation coach/teacher. I also decided to create a meditation practice for other women
who might be like me; too busy for or just not enjoying doing traditional meditation.
I show busy professional women a super-simple way to meditate so they can have a rock-solid daily meditation practice that provides them with an effective way to experience more peace and less stress in their lives. I really love helping women get started on their own journey with meditation and I'd love to help YOU get started, too! I believe if you're on this site you came here for a reason. I also believe it's important to surround yourself with support, for when you're on your own meditation journey and you find you're stuck, blocked or just need a little help to get on or back on track. I’d be delighted to be the one to support you!
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Disclaimer: Results are individual experiences and vary from person to person. Lynn Ahearn and Soulful Living Coaching shall have neither responsibility nor liability to any person with any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by any participant's use of the meditations posted on this website or information offered through her coaching or in her programs. All content is shared as educational information and is not intended to be construed as medical advice. Techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, heal or prevent any disease.
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