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Stepping into the river of change

Change is an inevitable part of life, much like a river that never remains still. Just as we cannot step into the same river twice, we cannot halt the passage of time or the evolution of circumstances. Instead of resisting change, we can learn to embrace it through the practice of mindfulness and meditation.

  1. Just as the river's water ripples and shifts, our lives are constantly in flux. Mindfulness teaches us to acknowledge the impermanence of all things, releasing attachment to outcomes and fostering a sense of inner peace.

  2. When faced with change, our natural instinct is often to resist. Meditation allows us to observe these resistance patterns without judgment, enabling us to let go and find acceptance in the face of uncertainty.

  3. Just as the river's surface may appear turbulent, there's a calm depth beneath. Through meditation, we can access our own reservoir of stillness, even when surrounded by life's upheavals.

  4. A river navigates obstacles by flowing around them, just as we can flexibly adapt to challenges. Mindfulness helps us develop the ability to respond to change with a clear mind and an open heart.

  5. Finding an anchor point can provide stability despite the river's constant movement. Mindful breathing and meditation offer that anchor, grounding us in the present moment.

  6. Just as a river flows toward its destination, life also propels us forward. By practicing mindfulness, we can flow with awareness, fully experiencing each moment rather than getting lost in worries about the future.

As we step into the river of change, let us remember that it is not about controlling the current but learning to navigate gracefully. Mindfulness and meditation provide us with the tools to flow with life, embracing life's twists and turns while finding peace and calm amid it all.

Mindfulness practice

Take a deep breath, exhale, and let go of all resistance. Breathe in deeply and exhale that which you might resist. Center your breathing and embark on the journey with an open heart and a mindful spirit.

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  • Two - 30-minute private coaching sessions each week (8 private one-on-one sessions)

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  • All basics in meditation: postures, space preparation, setting an intention, breathwork, various meditation practices

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