I meditate a lot. I don't usually tell this to people that aren't asking me, but when it comes to helping others on their meditation journey, the 1000s of hours I've spent in meditation literally are my credentials. Yes, I've had formal training from my Yoga Teacher Training and in Paramahansa Yogananda's Self-Realization Fellowship Program, where I've studied many different methods of meditation, mindfulness, Pranayama techniques, and Kriya Yoga. I believe, however, my proficiency in helping others is mostly due to the extensive amount of time I've spent practicing my own meditation. I first meditated about 20 years ago, but it was in January 2018 that I committed to a consistent and focused practice. It has improved my life in so many ways, and I would love to help you give yourself that same gift.
I worked at a sensory deprivation therapy studio for three years. I have helped many people develop their own mindfulness, stillness, and meditation practices. Most often, I help patrons navigate their way specifically through the sensory deprivation therapy experience with comfort and ease, yet without even using the words meditation or prayer. When I helped people at the studio, I assumed everyone was an atheist unless they initiated a conversation that crossed the barrier into spirituality. So if you're an atheist, or you don't know what you believe, or you're a God lovin' fool like myself, that's exactly where you should start your stillness practice and exactly where I will meet you to help. For me, I'm in meditation talking to GOD 100%, but even if you consider yourself an atheist, the science is there as to the endless mental and physical benefits of a daily mindfulness practice. I can help anyone. To clarify, I have adopted the definitions of Paramahansa Yogananda on meditation versus what many refer to as mindfulness. Mindfulness is a practice of extreme concentration and meditation is a practice of extreme concentration on God and the God within you. I love this definition. Both practices are beautiful, and both are so beneficial to our wellbeing.
The most important thing I would like you to know about my practice is that your practice will look nothing like my practice when you incorporate meditation into your life. The journey you're about to embark on or about to improve upon is so beautiful and transformative, because it is so different for each and every one of us! The journey is the practice, and the practice is the journey. My job is to inspire you to find your own consistent methods that move you into a new sense of mastery of concentration, which then builds your own internal self-reliance and helps you to find your own power and joy within. You will no longer search for power outside of yourself!