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As the global crisis and lockdown continue, it’s evident from social media that some people are quite divided in terms of how they’re spending their time, as is their perception of what the ‘new normal’ will be.
 
So, whether you’re choosing to use this time as a gift and are consciously and deliberately being super productive by throwing yourself into a hobby; learning a new skill, or building a new income stream.  Or conversely, you’re bewildered, and anxious with grief over the loss of your freedom, finances, lifestyle, or worse, a loved one, this guided walking meditation may help you.
 
For the busy amongst us, meditation can literally help us stop, or at least slowdown, and remember to use this gift of time to check-in on the more important, yet simple pleasures and the true meaning of life of just ‘being’ rather than continually ‘doing’ (accepting for some ‘doing’ is also a coping mechanism).
 
For those of us who are experiencing a loss of control or are grieving, there is no quick and easy way out of our suffering.  However, meditation can help us increase self-compassion; resolve thoughts and feelings so we remember to check-in and ask ‘how am I right now’? 
 
Not least meditation offers a much-needed break from ‘thinking’ so helps to cultivate a sense of equanimity.  As Michael Brown said in his book The Presence Process: A Journey Into Present Moment Awareness, “The only way out is through, and the only way through is in.”
 
So, perhaps the best thing we can all do right now is to be honest, compassionate, and honour ourselves since we are all learning how best to adapt and change so we can thrive in the ‘new ‘normal’. 
 
See here for 12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation
 
Therefore, I invite you to join me on Sunday 19th @ 2 pm UK time for about 30 minutes to slow down and enjoy a guided meditation with me.