Self-liberate Your Own Antidote
You can change your life – no, really. These techniques, stories, and lessons in life, mindfulness, and meditation can shape your present and help you awaken your own inner guide to happiness and well being. We have a teacher and mentor to face our fears and challenge life’s poisons in us right now, and you, too, can self-liberate your own antidote.
In 2006, I found myself lying in a hospital bed with nowhere to go, very few visitors, and no outside stimulation. I was in post-surgery recovery following the removal of a cancerous tumor, and as I sat staring at blank walls, I began to reflect on “the big picture.” I faced many life questions, really harsh realities about my existence.
I decided that I was not who, what, or where I wanted to be, and it was time for a change. I had tried meditation before, but I had not given it any significant effort. But with nowhere to go, I thought, “Why not? I certainly have nothing to lose.”
I found myself on a path of liberation. The stones of the path were not clearly laid out before me, there were no guideposts giving me direction. But there I was, and within me, there I also was – a witness, not attached to the world, not tied to any of the baggage of my life. In meditation, I could stand apart and rest in this witnessing of myself, and when I did, everything started changing – one step at a time, one breath at a time, one moment in time at a time.
There is a great witness within you, and I know through my experiences that you can achieve a healthier, more balanced life. Pause, reflect, breathe, and liberate yourself.
Paths to Liberation
Too often overly explained or seemingly complex, there’s really nothing to it. We sit, and we witness. Yes, there are many techniques, and it can become very confusing very fast. But put simply, we sit, and we witness. With a little time, some self love, and a tiny amount of dedication, the rest works itself out on its own.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is our “bag of many tricks.” We thank countless teachers, gurus, and researchers for uncovering, creating, and sharing a vast multitude of techniques that come in all shapes and sizes. I know without a doubt that you will find something that works for you through MBSR.
It’s something we take for granted, but have you ever stopped to witness the breath – to consider what’s actually going on in there? Through ancient and modern techniques, some thousands of years old, we can learn to harness the breath. Through direct work in and with our breath, we can create better physical and mental health, improve our communication with others, and enhance our state of living.