Recently, I asked this question to several of my long-time meditator friends. All of us have been practitioners of Neelakantha meditation for many years and have experienced the transformative effects of this very practical and potent meditation practice.
Here are their responses:
“Meditation is on my (very) short list of favorite things. It has profoundly touched every aspect of my life, both inner and outer.” - Graham F.
“I feel like meditation is a profound remembering that helps me operate daily from a more authentic space. As a mother I also enjoy basking in the resonant silence.”- Jean M.
“I meditate to return to the center, to experience the spaciousness of the heart and to experience the deep stillness that permeates everything. I meditate so that I have more of that to offer out in the world.” - Catherine R.
“Meditation for me is a pause from distraction, facilitating repose in a deeper, more subtle space which allows me to reconnect with my highest self. This reminds me to live and act from that place.” - Nancy H.
"I meditate because it helps me come back to myself in a world so focused on the external. I needed a practice to help ground me, to support my process of healing, and to help me walk to the great return home, out of which everything wonderful arises naturally - Neelakantha Meditation is exactly this for me. I am grateful and humbled every day by the grace of this practice." - Anonymous
Neelakantha Meditation is an elegant practice that is easy to learn, is governed by the principle of effortlessness, and does not involve concentration or other forms of effortful manipulation of the mind.
Interested in starting a meditation practice or learning more about Neelakantha Meditation?
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, join me next month for Initiation into Neelakantha Meditation in Olympia, WA, the weekend of September 25-27 for a two day course that serves as a foundation for a lifetime of deep meditation practice.
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Annie Barrett. Educator, certified health coach yoga instructor.