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Being in Touch with the Wisdom of the Body By Charlotte Cousins

Being in Touch with the Wisdom of the Body By Charlotte Cousins

Charlotte is the founder of Buddhamouse Emporium in beautiful Downtown Claremont. She leads weekly meditations on Tuesdays and monthly Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Baths. Visit buddhamouse.com or call (909) 997-0761.

One of the concerns I often hear is the concept of being powerless. This could be a local issue such as the inability to find a healthy, loving partner or a satisfactory job. Or, it could be on a national- or global-level, where there is fear of disruption on a grand scale.  How can we react to these elements of life that are causing dis-ease in our physical and emotional selves? Are we able to achieve a sense of peace or well-being when the world around us is chaotic? The answer is an emphatic “Yes!” through meditation or mindfulness practice.

Before I speak to the many benefits of meditation, I would like to share a quote from one of the Shambhala, or Tibetan Spiritual leaders, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In November of 2012, the Dalai Lama quoted:

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

This is a bold statement but science and spirituality are starting to merge with holistic core beliefs being substantiated by solid scientific evidence.  Dr. Dan Siegel is a family psychologist specializing in parent-child relationships in the early stages.   In his book The Mindful Brain, Dr. Siegel speaks to the benefits of meditation and how they emulate the benefits experienced in strong and healthy relationships. What he found was that children are healthier and happier when they experience “presence” and “mindfulness” in the early stages of development.  Here are some examples:

  • Body regulation: better understanding the workings of the body, such as heart acceleration when we are angry or frustrated
  • Attuned communication: being aware of the feelings of others and how that impacts our own feelings and thoughts
  • Emotional Balance: seeing the ebb and flow of emotions as our world provides different experiences
  • Response flexibility: understanding that the response to the event can be tempered and controlled
  • Insight: experiencing the connection with Source and the sense of well-being that comes with being connected to the universal energy of abundance and love
  • Empathy: having a healthy connection with others and being concerned for their well-being
  • Fear modulation: realizing that the present moment can be free from feelings that are generated by the mind
  • Being in touch with the wisdom of the body: allowing this information to connect us with a collective consciousness to be validated

So these are the benefits of meditation and how – when we integrate this into our lives – an overall sense of well-being is within reach. I invite you to come and explore the many ways to practice mindfulness through meditation, intuitive guidance, healings, or workshops offered at Buddhamouse.

Charlotte is the founder of Buddhamouse Emporium in beautiful Downtown Claremont. She leads weekly meditations on Tuesdays and monthly Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Baths. Visit buddhamouse.com or call (909) 997-0761.

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