In our “What Could I Do With My Life” life-coaching course, we incorporate several contemplative practices in the course. What are contemplative practices? Click on the link below to check out “The Tree of Contemplative Practices” (from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society):
- “The Tree of Contemplative Practices” – http://www.contemplativemind.org/practices/tree
The most prominent contemplative practice we use? Meditation! All of our 25 classes start with 5 minutes of meditation. To get students comfortable with meditation, we use Diana Winston’s 5-minute Guided Breathing Meditation – which I find as one of the best and most simple. You can find it here:
- “Guided Breathing Meditation (5 Minutes) by Diana Winston” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Ey8C4o5tE
We’ve used this meditation for several years now and students like it and are comfortable with it.
Why do we include meditation at the beginning of class? Not only does it settle down the students and get them ready for the life work in class, but research has shown a HUGE number of psychological, spiritual, and physical benefits for creating a regular meditation practice. Click on the links below for a list of the benefits:
- 76 Scientific Benefits of Meditation – https://liveanddare.com/benefits-of-meditation/
- 100 Psychological And Physical Benefits Of Meditation – https://www.thedailymeditation.com/benefits-meditation
Seems like enough good reasons to start a meditation practice, don’t you think?
Are you a regular meditator? If so, keep up the great work; if not, why not? It’s one of those keystone habits that could change your life!