“Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love, of deep warm friendship to yourself. In this way, there is no longer any need for the subtle aggression of self-improvement, for the endless guilt of not doing enough. It offers the possibility of an end to the ceaseless round of trying so hard that wraps so many people’s lives in a knot. Instead, there is now meditation as an act of love. How endlessly delightful and encouraging.” – Bob Sharples, from Meditation: Calming the Mind
It’s been months that Bianca King and I’ve been trying to meet. Bianca is a certified Mindfulness teacher and lives in Geneva. When it finally happened, I was so excited that I wanted to ask all questions that bothered me lately. And you can hear them all in today’s interview.
You can learn to meditate no matter where you are, how busy you are or how much money is in your bank account. I started practicing mindfulness in order to be at peace. When I get stressed and nervous, I start making mistakes and being mindful has helped me to stay calm. Not to accept other people’s drama. Especially at work. It helps me take a step back and breath.
When we are stressed, our breath pattern changes and with it our behavior. If you realize it and concentrate on your breath, you’ll be able to remain calm even if you are facing someone aggressive. It requires some practice but it works. I am much happier at work now and deal with stress better.
Meditate with us!
Connect with Bianca King at http://genevamindfulness.com/
This interview was recorded at Hotel President Wilson in Geneva.
I am wearing tank top and headband from Rituals.