No doubt about it - life is challenging right now, we are living through a national crisis. Each time we scroll through our social media feed, pick up a newspaper, or turn on our television adrenaline surges through our systems. At a time like this it is easy to feel that threats are everywhere and our bodies react accordingly: Our hearts speed up, we may feel sweaty, hyper-focused, or try to avoid or check out from whatever is unpleasant in the moment. These are all normal reactions, but it can take a toll on our bodies and minds. So, today we are offering our minds and bodies a break from crisis mode in just 7 minutes.
“Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is. It teaches the heart to be more accommodating, not by beating it into submission, but by making it clear that accommodation is a gratifying choice.”