“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are below the thinker. You are the silence beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.” ~Eckhart Tolle
In 2022, I will have completed my teacher training and will continue to meditate two to three times a day.
Initially, I was skeptical about what this practice might offer me. As someone who suffered from daily anxiety and depression, along with an inability to focus and exhausting fatigue, I was eager to learn more about this practice and see for myself the support it could provide me.
Although the Hindu tradition was the origin of the practice, and Buddhism followed, we have now developed a scientific understanding that is backed up by solid evidence. This makes it easier for Western cultures to digest. It’s important to try out a few approaches and see what works best for you.
Let me explain. Meditation is the formal practice of mindfulness. The person must intentionally focus their attention on a single object in the moment.
There are a few…