Welcome to the Portland Mindfulness Center blog! And thanks for the visit. The purpose of this blog is to discuss more about the topic of mindfulness and meditation in general. I would attempt to get a dialogue going, so that I can learn more about mindfulness and meditation from you and at the same time I can share what I already know with you.
It may be difficult for many of us to believe in meditation. It is something quite different compared to our commonly held beliefs as to how things should be or how things are done. We live in a culture where action is valued. We value doing, acting and making things move. Meditation invites us to broaden our perspective about how things should be done.
It invites us to reconsider our approach to life. Do we have to produce so much? Do we have to rush ourselves for growth? Do we have to multitask? Of course we don’t ask questions just for the sake of asking them. We ask to ensure, we don’t lose perspective. It can be good to carry healthy skepticism, rather than being credulous.
If things are working well, we don’t normally ask why we are doing what we are doing. If things are working well in your life, i.e., you have achieved what you set out for and you have a happy, stress-free life, there is no reason for you to reconsider your approach to life. If that is who you are, we are all happy for you!
But if you have difficulties in your life. If you feel something is lacking. If the journey seems tough, you may want to reconsider your approach to life. If you find yourself in this boat, I am hoping I can be of some service to you.
With this spirit, I invite you to join the conversation here. I hope to write about mindfulness in depth and attempt to dispell any myths that may be out there. Feel free to comment or ask questions that you may have. Come, join and participate!