Episode 202: Challenge #19 Meditation: Interview Andrea Carver
We create. Everyday we create connection, chaos, possibility, drama, conversation, expectations, money, homes, relationships, works of art, friction, love, stories, or we don’t…
Our power lies in our ability to direct our life story with every choice and every thought.
Welcome to the 21 Challenges - 21 life hacks that have been set up to help you connect, take care of self, create possibility, and get out of the dol drums.
This series of podcasts highlights the challenges one-by-one to give you background on why the challenge was included in the 21, a deeper understanding of the concept itself, and ideas on how to implement it. These simple challenges create big ah-ha’s and leave you with some great new tools to play with.
Today we focus on Challenge #19 - Meditate. Take 20 minutes to meditate today. Find a quiet place, quiet your mind, focus on your breathing and let everything rest for the moment.
It has been proven that those who meditate regularly have increased energy, increased presence of mind, and even increased health and intellect. There are many forms of meditation. For this challenge, choose one that works for you, but the idea is that you will absolutely, definitely, spend 20 minutes slowing down and trying it out.
As a special gift and guest today I’m bring your Andrea Carver, a long time meditator and meditation specialist.
Tune into the audio program to hear the answers to questions such as:
What does meditating look like?
There are so many types of meditation. What types do you suggest?
What do you find when you meditate?
Some thoughts/quotes on meditation:
“Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind.”
– Swami Muktananda
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
– Thich Nhat Hahn
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
"Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul." --Marcus Aurelius
Andrea Carver provides a 15 minuted guided meditation in the audio program to help you get started.