Just breathe…
Meditate?  Really?

~Mikki Lessard
 

Without judgment, just curious…
Do you answer yes to the following questions?  Is this you beautiful?

*  Yes, I know need to relax more, but my life aka stress keeps getting in the way… 
*  Yes, I am very busy…I do not have time for anything else in my life…
*  Yes, my mind is constantly full of  ‘stuff’ … 
*  Yes, I am in overwhelm…again… 
*  Yes, my middle name is multi-tasking…
*  Yes, my body is in ‘dis-ease’ often…
*  Yes, I am certain, I can’t sit still for that long…
*  Yes, for sure, I am not the ‘meditating’ type…
*  Is this yoga?   I am not going to cross my legs…or lay on a mat…or chant…or…
 

Oh, beautiful one, I can relate. That was me for many, many years…

I discovered most of society is externally focused and disconnected from what truly brings them joy. We are disconnected from ourselves and our internal inner knowing. There is a shift that is occurring. The truth is there is a different way to live our lives; a life that has fewer struggles, less stress, inviting more contentment and peace of mind to each day…
 

Without judgment….
I would like to share a few personal discoveries about meditation:


*  We all sleep…which is often compared to meditation.
*  Meditation is simply a pause on purpose…relaxing your body, mind and spirit.
*  Simply ‘being’ aware and present is a wonderful way to begin meditating.
*  Meditation could be as simple as quietly sitting and mindfully experiencing a few 
    deep breaths a few times a day.
*  Meditation is the practice of becoming still, detached from the ‘chatter’ of our mind.
*  A quiet mind provides a ‘stress less’ way of living and being, releasing ‘dis-ease’.
*  Relaxation releases dormant energy, increases vitality, strength and clarity…
    allowing our mind to be light, creative and joyful.

 

When we reconnect to ourselves, to our values and what brings us joy, we create a life that is fulfilling and has meaning.   New research shows how meditation actually re-wires the brain to be happier.

Meditation 101
 

Just Breathe...  A Beginners Guide to Mediation:


  1.  Gift yourself a moment of stillness…
       Begin by creating a quiet place where you can sit or lie comfortably,
       with no interruptions.   Close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths…

  2. Simply breath… 
      Be aware of your breathing…make no effort to control your
      breathing…notice how your body moves with each breath.
      With each breath…let your thoughts go…
      If your mind wanders, simply return your attention on your breathing…
  
3.  Listen to your inner guide…
     Allow this “pause on purpose” to continue for 2 to 3 minutes, and then gradually 
     experience your meditation practice for longer periods of time.

4.  Pause on purpose, a divine interruption…
     Mindfully create short meditation ‘pauses on purpose’ into each day… Simply
     and mindfully breathe before stress full experiences (phone calls, meetings, etc)
     With compassionate awareness,  honoring your self care needs, practice meditative
     breathing to create a sense of peace of mind, calm, clarity, well-being and joy…
     
May you know peace in your soul. 
May you know love in your heart.  
Namaste’.  

With gratitude and grace,

Mikki Lessard
Founder, Simply Grace

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Mikki Lessard
Founder, Simply Grace


My intentions are pure and simple, my hope is to gently awaken grace, one soul at a time…

We recognize and honor the amazing benefits of a daily ritual of  pausing on purpose.  Being highly intentional, each Monday, we begin our week, offering:  Just Breathe, on Simply Grace Radio via Blog Talk Radio.  The show features a beautiful centering experience and guided meditation, offered to gently create awareness and connection to the abundant grace present in our lives. This beautiful pause on purpose is a divine interruption, honoring our self-care needs while connecting to our intentions and spirit for guidance, light and love.      

Simply Grace is a movement of kindness, compassion and love.  This is an invitation for women to connect to their inner beauty and essence while gently awakening their grace, sustaining life and moving in relationship. Women naturally create community and a divine sense of belonging.  They are led inwardly by love. It’s time to strengthen this gift and share it with the world.   

When we see with our hearts our intentions are pure. To be kind, to be compassionate, to be love. This is humanity at its very best.  This is simply grace…   

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