values, reviewing our life journey and
search deep and find the greatest gifts.
harnessing the potential to pursue new
Change forces us to wake up.
Meditation to Reinvent Yourself In meditation we take the time to sit
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau
“What if you could make a living do-
quietly, turn our focus inward and relax
ing what you love?”
into a deeper sense of ourselves. A regular meditation practice gives us the op-
Meditation gives us a moment to step
portunity to quieten the chatter so that
away from the outside world and make
we can hear the voice of our intuition...
contact with our true nature, our es-
and thus understand ourselves better.
sence or intuition. In the stillness of
We really only hear our intuition when
meditation we realise that our sense of
the mind is quiet because when we rest
Many people spend their lives within an
self is anchored beyond all the crazi-
in stillness we become receptive to the
existence that doesn’t seem to quite fit.
ness occurring around us; it is a sacred
subtlest of energy within and around
Wandering through life with a vague
practice of attending to our real life,
us. Being in touch with our inner es-
sense of something missing, a part of
learning to listen and remain open, and
sence means that we will deeply know
life not yet lived. We all strive so hard
responding from that new awareness.
how to move forward, how to live true
to ‘get ahead’ of life... the bills, the
to our values and true to our nature.
mortgage, the career, the possessions...
When I had the time to contemplate
racing through time on a raft of routine,
what I might want to do for a ‘living’...
There are many different meditation
yet carrying a deep sense of longing for
in my heart I knew it was no longer the
classes and techniques to explore and
corporate world. I felt that my time had
there is sure to be one that works for
through their days/years/life waiting for
arrived to be courageous and take action
you. At the very least it pays to try and
the ‘when’ time... ‘when the children
on the dream to invent another life.
spend a little time each day just being
leave home’, ‘when I get that promo-
knew I wanted to (1) make a great living
still and clear out the clutter. Find a
tion’, ‘when I find my true love’.
(2) love what I did each day, and (3) be
place to be quiet, close your eyes and
around those people that I loved and
just rest easy watching the rhythm of
that inspired me to reach new heights
your breath. It is perfectly fine that you
and enhanced my life.
may only be able to do this for a few
People often pass
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
minutes at the start, but I promise, with Once I decided to embrace this new
practice you will begin to feel a clarity
I knew that secretly I had been ruminat-
‘me’; the universe has been wholly
and ‘knowing’ that comes from allowing
ing a new life... for years, a secret dream
supportive and encouraging. I could
the mind to settle and be quiet.
was harbouring within; held down by
never have imagined being asked to
the routine of life, the expectations of
facilitate a meditation space, present
Reinvention is really a never-ending
others, the responsibilities of the life I
at a public conference or start a new
process; I believe it is the daily inten-
had built around me. Often it is only
well-being business … and yet here I
tion and vision we carry with us about
when we are asleep, daydreaming, or
am having done those things and now
what we want our future to feel like.
meditating, that we witness in all their
seeing a whole new world of opportuni-
In our meditation practice we gain a
craziness the dreams that float around in
ties open up. I realised again that when
greater understanding of ourselves so
we tap into our dreams, our essence, we
that we will know when we are on the
become the author of our world.
right path... to the life that was meant
Unless we are thrown that
curve ball however, or leap with great courage and self belief, we may never let those dreams of a new life find the sunshine of day. Being thrown from our path may mean that we are thrown in a previously unimagined direction; and in those most challenging of moments we
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin
BossMentor Renaissance Magazine • www.bossgroup.com.au
Published on Oct 8, 2009
This issue is about reinvention and how it can take you onto a whole new path in life that is more fulfilling and meaningful to you. We have...