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Embracing Your Center

Embracing Your Center

Some people think that meditation takes time away from physical accomplishments. †Taken to extremes, of course, thatís true.† Most people however, find the meditation creates more time than it takes. Peter McWilliams

If any single behavior has transformed my life over the last year of the positivity quest, it has been my increased devotion to meditation.† I have tried many different techniques but the ones that seem to work most deeply are those that connect me deeply into the experience of living in my body. Partly this is because when you are fully in your body and you stop chasing your thoughts around, the present moment becomes available.

Today I interviewed †Sandra Wheeler, one of my meditation teachers, on my radio show.† Her practice and teaching of the midline meditation technology has been a revelation in my life. Learning to settle into my body through my midline has been extraordinary.† Entering through the top of the head and feeling the midline of the body beginning in the brain and ending at the tailbone is deeper than relaxation. It has taught me how to re-inhabit my center.†† It has given me an experience of stillness that I had not previously known. When you learn to get this quiet in your core, there is no other time than the present and the idea of being a receiver instead of a transmitter in the world has a felt experience.

One of the most profound lessons that this technique continues to show me is that it is actually our heart center, not our brain that is the most intelligent part of our beings.† Our heart center is the first area of our bodies that develops and has a magnetic field that extends out for miles. Our deepest wisdom and intuition is the voice that comes through our heart, not our brains. †I have learned how to listen to this place in me first. As I have learned to listen for what is working or not inside of me, the more that my outer life has responded.

I never gave much thought to my nervous system before beginning this meditation practice. Knowing when I need to calm my own nervous system also gives me the insight into how to respond to life events instead of reacting to them. I have a new and deep respect for the wonder of living in a body and when I stay focused on experiencing the world through the core of my body, I am not only capable but often successful in creating a positive and loving world view.† Like all meditation techniques that aspire to bring us to a more peaceful place,† this technique achieves this through our first home and welcomes us back into an intimate space that is also universal.

Don’t miss this enlightening and calming conversation about finding and living in your center.

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.† In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,† she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative advice.†It has been called "the essential guide for relationships." †The book is available on ebook.† Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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2:06PM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

thanks

5:41PM PDT on Apr 17, 2011

Thanks. Will practice my mediation.

3:07AM PDT on Apr 14, 2011

Thank you - I too will look into this form further.

1:53PM PDT on Apr 12, 2011

Meditation is great for all aspects of health.

1:31PM PDT on Apr 12, 2011

I love meditation.

12:50PM PDT on Apr 11, 2011

Meditation is the best thing you can do for yourself but it is also the hardest to do if you are not willing to let go of all the TO DO lists we create in our minds

8:45AM PDT on Apr 11, 2011

Thanks

2:57PM PDT on Apr 10, 2011

What is mindfulness without embodiment?
I looked at the link to your talk show Wendy. It looks like a pretty cool set of interviews.

2:16AM PDT on Apr 10, 2011

Thank you, I will research this further. I must admit that I was heartened the other day, to read an article on new scientific findings on the differences between people of differing blood groups. well.. I have always secretly felt a bit inadequate because I just can't seem to settle for long, listening to my breathing or doing many of the other types of meditation and this article that I read said that one of the things that ( I THINK) A or AB blood groups are enjoy as something they really like, is quiet, static meditation, wereas. Blood Goup O, ( Which I am) are often people with high metabilic rates and are not ones to be able to sit still for long, as they are very physical and need to be on the move! This is so true for me. I find that I can focus more when I walk, especially in the countryside. As I move I become still in my mind and become one with the tress and the butterflies and flowers along the way. I find it immensely relaxing and rejuvinating. Having said this, I am always willing to try new ways of meditation, as one size definitely does NOT fit all when it comes to meditition! I will try THIS one.. just in case!

12:49PM PDT on Apr 9, 2011

Thank you for posting.

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