Evolution of peace of mind

So many times when we start a meditation practice, we imagine that in 3 seconds or less we will have achieved our goals. Peace of mind. And it will last for ever.

Hilarious.

Peace of mind is an evolutionary state of being. It is a mythic journey that begins in silence and is enriched by calm and tranquility. I tell my students and actually anyone who will listen, that the richness of being lies in the connection to a tranquil state of presence.

What does that mean? It means allowing the mind to quiet. But more than that. It means allowing the constant energy of life, the thoughts, the desires, the feelings to rise and be there – not buried. But also not all encompassing, so there is a space – a beautiful space in which we can observe the mind, observe the world and be both connected and not immersed.

This does not mean we close down, shut down, become cold. We simply enter that space of “ah, interesting” and observe, while we are in the act of observing, and are the subject through which all is observed. Don’t you love that? It must be my Pisces moon that loves the merge – but I do. It frees me. I hope it frees you.

So, to help you move towards that evolution here is a link to this months’ meditation on tranquility and insight. Enjoy. Pass it on. Share it freely. Questions? Ask away….

Tranquility and Insight Meditation : Click here https://www.dropbox.com/s/3zk8cs82x7ms9ux/Tranquility%20and%20Insight%20through%20Nature%20Meditation.mp3

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About Rhonda Schaller

I am an artist, gallerist (on sabbatical), writer, creative mentor and educator. I am the Director, Center of Career & Professional Development and Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute. I am the author of Called or Not, Spirits are Present, Blue Pearl Press 2009, and Create Your Art Career, Allworth Press 2013. I sat on the board of Directors and Faculty of the New York Feminist Art Institute. I am the co-founder of the Ceres Gallery, NYC; founder of Schaller Jaquish Art Projects, NY, NJ; Director, Create Meditate and co-publisher of Blue Pearl Press along with my husband environmental studies professor and Vedic scholar Dave Jaquish. My artwork is in the permanent collections of the C.EVERETT KOOP INSTITUTE at Dartmouth University The Art of Healing Gallery; LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Washington D.C. - EXIT ART, Reactions collection; MEMORIAL ART GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART- Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection, Mail Art collection, and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation.
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