It brings me back to where I was raised. I grew up in the projects in the Bronx. Edenwald, to be exact. Unfortunately, it gets a bad reputation. But it shouldn’t. I remember loyalty, community (no matter the color) and fun.
There was no internet or social media. For low-income families such as mine, we had the opportunity to go the housing authority to get free cheese…it was delicious! Ahhh, when do we forget the simple times?
Have you ever had an experience where you regret what you said? Perhaps you had wished to say what you were thinking? Do you have ways to change your reactions to others?
As often as possible, I like to share what I learn. Self-development is important for me to learn new ways in relating with others. As a yoga teacher, I’ve learned to listen more with compassion. However, there are times, where it’s extremely difficult to do. In unpleasant discussions, you might encounter harsh words from a family member, colleague or friend. No matter how old you are, words hurt.
Reactions and Actions Create Emotions
What do you want yours to be?
This past year, I solely created meditations for the Guided Mind App. I’ve been wanting to provide others with my own meditations and glad to finally have them live for you to enjoy. As a yoga instructor, one has the opportunity to create meditations for their classes. With this project, I wrote, recorded, produced 13 meditations that range in improving mindfulness to self-worth. There’s even one meditation created for kids!
I find that becoming still and quiet brings profound results. Meditating has many benefits, one of which is clearing the mind and being less reactionary. Basically, you won’t take things so personally. You will also find yourself taking a breath before making a decision.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert in quieting the mind, there is something here for everyone. The resources page has been created for you. Much more to come.
I invite you to download the app here or click on the image below and start your journey into meditation.