Sharing Silence every Sunday at 4:30pm at Shoals Yoga- a FREE meditation led by Ashley Baker Haselton
(Guided Meditation can be download CLICK HERE)
"Within each of us there is a silence
—a silence as vast as a universe.
We are afraid of it…and we long for it.
When we experience that silence, we remember
who we are: creatures of the stars, created
from the cooling of this planet, created
from dust and gas, created
from the elements, created
from time and space…created
In our present culture,
silence is something like an endangered species…
an endangered fundamental.
The experience of silence is now so rare
that we must cultivate it and treasure it.
This is especially true for shared silence.
Sharing silence is, in fact, a political act.
When we can stand aside from the usual and
perceive the fundamental, change begins to happen.
Our lives align with deeper values
and the lives of others are touched and influenced.
Silence brings us back to basics, to our senses,
to our selves. It locates us. Without that return
we can go so far away from our true natures
that we end up, quite literally, beside ourselves.
We live blindly and act thoughtlessly.
We endanger the delicate balance which sustains
our lives, our communities, and our planet.
Each of us can make a difference.
Politicians and visionaries will not return us
to the sacredness of life.
That will be done by ordinary men and women
who together or alone can say,
"Remember to breathe, remember to feel,
remember to care,
let us do this for our children and ourselves
and our children's children.
Let us practice for life's sake." - Gunilla Norris
Please join every Sunday at 4:30pm at Shoals Yoga for a FREE meditation led by Ashley Baker Haselton. Beginners to advanced practitioners are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
What is Meditation:
Meditation is the practice of being present, by directing our attention, awareness, and insight into all areas of feeling, sensation and living. By watching, sensing, and being. Our entire life is a meditation, not just when we come to sitting in stillness and silence. When we come into complete presence our bodies and our minds begin to relax. As we begin to soften we can feel life flowing more freely. Tension, anxiety and the need for drama and chaos begin to lessen. We slowly begin to break from the suffering of our own minds. Meditation is a powerful means of transforming the mind.
- Encourage and develop concentration, clarity, peace and calmness
- Connect us with greater self-knowledge, understanding, wisdom and intuition
- Cultivates positive emotions and feelings about oneself
- Teaches us patterns and habits of our mind
- Help us grow as a person in love, compassion, and connection to all beings
- Discover the mystical, and vastness of our inner world—finding greater peace and harmony
- Awaken perceptions and creativity
Guided Meditation can be download CLICK HERE!
Ashley Baker Yoga