I care about practicing meditation! It definitely helps myself and others to reduce anxiety, manage stress, and learn more about myself in deep and beautiful ways.
I care about the practice so much that I decided to acquire a certification to be a meditation mentor.
I’ve been reading about weird methods to make meditation classes more comfortable, such as having the air conditioning and heating settings at an appropriate temperature. I’ve been to meditation classes where the cooling system was seemingly made to help myself and others freeze to death. I’ve also sat in classes where the oil furnace felt appreciate it was going to melt off my skin before I reached any point of bliss and peace. I think showing up to class at least fifteen minutes early to determine what cooling system and heating settings would assume fine for the morning is key to ensure comfortability. If it is cold, I would be mindful of how strongly the oil furnace is running because a oil furnace can be more uncomfortable than an cooling system that is too cold. Feeling sweat drip off your body while you are trying to practice stillness can be distracting, so you can even run a fan while you have the oil furnace on to keep it balanced! Little things appreciate this can help create an optimal environment for concentration and mindfulness. Both are needed to help students experience peace and be an internal witness to their thoughts and behaviors. I definitely appreciate the ability to help people work towards this bliss and overcome the challenges that the ego presents. I can’t wait to dive deeper into this work.