Are you like me? Tried to sit there with legs bound, pretending to meditate and calm down. Did you find yourself still struggling with life and feeling: no peace in sight.
As an ex yoga teacher , I had the same issue. I stopped kidding myself and trying to teach others the “mindful way” of meditation, I eliminated all the “woo woo” language and got real.
Back in 2005, I was introduced to a thin book known as the Lo jong practice. IT contained affirmation style reminders to train the mind without forcing the self to meditate. I remember, I was going through an obsession period to join Vipassana Retreat and my Buddhist monk friend challenged me. He asked me “how would a retreat in silence ever benefit you if you cannot deal with what is going on in your life now?” I hate to admit it but he had a point.
I stopped meditating and every week, I focused on one of these reminders and began to observe them in the thought process. Over time, I wasn’t fully aware, how my attitude began to reshape itself, safe to say it started to become a habit.
In 2017, 6 years of traveling and self- investigation , I decided to give this book a facelift. It is still my to go to manual when I struggle to manage relationships or when I’m too focused on a certain outcome.
If you would like to find out more, I highly recommend purchasing the e-book ( the hardcover is still expensive until I find a publisher who would like to take it to the next level).
Here is the link: Amazon. It is also available on all other book stores as an ebook.
I hope it gives you a guidance and would you like more of a structured approach , contact me.