Free your energy flow for Well Being by practicing Mindfulness Meditation.


In mindfulness, we observe inward, watching our thoughts without attachment to them.

The practice is quite simple. To begin, set your timer or stopwatch for 5 minutes. Then sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. FEEL the breath coming and going, going and coming, through your nose. Your breath becomes the vehicle to carry you towards peace. Now notice how easily you become distracted from the feel of your breath. A thought travels through your mind. That thought leads to another, and another. Finally you remember that you are suppose to be feeling your breath, and you return. But from where did you return? Where does the mind go? Experiment again and this time you feel a pressure or pain in your body. You follow that pain and another series of thoughts results. And again, you return to the breath. Each time you return to the sensation of your own breath on your nose you have gained a little more control over your own mind.


Our own mind carries us away. Our thoughts are like unruly children, constantly pulling us here and there. And this constant pulling is the source of our stress and pain. Mindfulness is the skill that allows us to watch our thoughts and feelings without being pulled by them. Initially in practice all this mental chatter preoccupies us. Then we begin to realize that we do have control. By noticing and observing, we stop reacting. And it is our reactions to our thoughts that bring us emotional stress and physical dis-ease.

I hope this brief article has given you some tools and insights into using
your own energy for Well Being. For further information, visit our website,
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I have been practicing meditation for 18 years, consulting with business
leaders and university faculty for 25 years, providing Polarity Therapy for
4 years, and consulting in Feng Shui for 2 years. All are tools for Well
Being and developed out of my doctoral research at the University of Georgia
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My wish for you is Well Being throughout your life! Dr. Jill Henry, EdD, PT,