That Elusive Freedom of Heart: Autumn’s Offerings for Meditation & Mindfulness

MeditatingLYCWe cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.” – Zhuangzi

Happy September!

Most of the summers in my life have blended together, remembered mostly by which desk I sat behind for work, or by the stressful final weeks of preparation for annual international board meetings.  Every summer as an adult, moments of sad longing for carefree and spacious childhood summers would rise like a lost sailboat riding the ocean’s waves, only to plunge back into the business of life, forgotten until the next wave came along.  The ironic thing being that most of my childhood summers weren’t all that carefree either!  It was simply a matter of longing for some elusive freedom of heart.

This summer was much different.  It was actually one of the better summers I’ve had in my adult life, I felt a bit freer and more spacious, a fact which I attribute directly to my daily meditation and mindfulness practice.  Through my practice I’ve found that the time once taken up by trying to control things I had little control over, has freed me up to do more of what I love, like reading, writing poetry, drawing, listening to music, and being in nature.  The time once taken up by judging, blaming, and hating others has been freed up to practice lovingkindness, compassion, and gratitude.  And, more often than not, I am touching upon that freedom of heart I once found so elusive.

If you would like to learn more about my programs, and perhaps also find that elusive freedom of heart, I would love to meet you.  I have a number of offerings in the local MetroWest area that are listed below.  I also teach a new meditation & mindfulness program at the McAuliffe Regional Charter School (6th – 8th Grade) in Framingham, co-teach a new yoga & meditation program for 9th graders at the Holliston Public School, offer corporate wellness, and work with individuals and groups in the privacy of their own homes.

On a final note, I am honored to have been accepted into the Warriors at Ease certification program for meditation instructors, and look forward to offering meditation later next year for our active military, veterans, families, and healthcare staff, especially those affected by combat-stress, PTSD, and trauma.

Light & Love,
Lisa

A listing of current programs is regularly updated on my home page www.Mindfulfilled.com

(photo courtesy: Debbie Helbing)

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Lisa Campbell is a professional mindfulness trainer, meditation teacher, Kripalu-trained Holistic Health Teacher, Course Advisor for the McLean Meditation Institute, US Air Force veteran, and founder of Mindfulfilled Meditation, LLC. On a mission to help others transform their lives to be healthier, happier, and more peaceful, time spent with Lisa is experiential, educational, and always supported with kindness and humor. As a special guest speaker, workshop presenter, and weekly class teacher, Lisa makes learning meditation and cultivating a regular practice easy, fun, and understandable for all ages and populations – you can find her teaching in schools, homes, businesses, senior centers, yoga studios, at veteran retreats, wellness centers, community programs, yoga retreats, and more. Lisa has taught meditation professionally for more than 6 years, and draws on the deep wisdom gained from her own practice, which spans more than 30 years, as well as hundreds of hours dedicated to professional training and certification programs, including: * Holistic Health Teacher, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Wellness Center * Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor, McLean Meditation Institute * Meditation Teacher (Trauma Informed), Warriors at Ease * Certified Mindfulness @ Work Trainer, McLean Meditation Institute * Certified Add-Heart Facilitator, HeartMath Institute * Advanced Mindfulness Training for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & PTSD, PESI/Altman Lisa is a loving wife, mother, and doting caretaker of three cats, three guinea pigs, a hedgehog, and assorted fish, and is committed to providing a safe, truthful, and respectful space for everyone on the journey of self-discovery, empowerment and personal improvement. She actively supports, and is registered with http://www.SEEKsafely.org.

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