36th WORLD MEDITATION for PEACE and HEALING – 31st July 2016
31st. JULY 2016
Time: Local time
10-30am to 6-00pm
Monthly World meditation, LINKING GICAS MEMBERS to heal ourselves and lift the consciousness around the World, from the comfort’s of our own home.
Learn How To Meditate:
Join us for the adventure of The World meditation Day with simple five steps guided instruction you can learn and then join us for the big event..
Future dates: 28th August, 25th September, 30th October, 27th November and 29th December.
Local times from 10-30am to until 6-00pm. YOUR LOCAL TIME. We all will be meditating on different times during that day, but we will create a ‘meditation wave link’ where one time zone overlaps for the next to complete our 24 hours of meditation across the Globe!
Now select a suitable local time that you can join us and together as one global family we can make the difference..,
What’s next? …,
For this to make maximum impact we each have to complete our own individual program for minimum of 20 – 30 minutes seating quietly on a comfortable chair, a place where you will not be disturbed.
Now let’s begin our practice..,
For members who find it difficult to concentrate or settle the MIND to use:
Option 1 – visualization technique of closing our eye imagine you are at a place were there is water flowing over waterfall or looking at the waves at the seaside and enjoy the movement and sound of water connecting to your breath, gradually direct your mind to listen to the sound of your breath as you inhale than exhale, feeling more relax both the body followed by the mind.
Option 2 – the breathing technique to following the instruction: Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Take a few moments to “simply be”. Notice whatever is being experienced in the moment — sounds, physical sensations, thoughts, feelings — without trying to do anything about it.
Continue like this for a while, allowing yourself to settle down.
Notice the changes of the weather pattern around, any settle sensation you feel is different, now bring the attention back to the breath. Simply observe the breath as it moves in and out as the body inhales and exhales. Notice how the breath moves in and out automatically, effortlessly. Don’t try to manipulate or force it in any way. Notice all the details of the experience of breathing — the sensing of the air moving in and out of the nose, the way the body moves as it breathes.
The mind will wander away from the breath — that’s fine, it doesn’t matter. That’s a part of the meditation! When you notice that you are no longer observing the breath, is the time to bring your attention back with minimum effort.
Let all of your experiences — thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations — come and go in the background of your awareness of the breath. Notice how all of your experiences — thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, awareness of sounds and smells — come automatically and effortlessly like the breath, is the way to continue our practice sitting comfortably enjoying this moment of stillness and emptying of our minds.
As soon as you settle down with our breath technique feeling calm and peaceful to gradually move effortlessly toward introducing a deeper visualization technique of seeing light flowing from the top of the head around our heart slowly guiding – the colour of light being Blue around lower body down to your toe. As you breath in and out, gradually drawing our attention to see the colour change to a warm golden-yellow healing light all around the body and when you are ready start to project this lovely glow to move further away bringing into your mind members of the family, friends or any person, you would like to share your experience with .., all this should be done without any effort just relax and enjoy the whole experience.. You will notice that the time will go very quickly, 20 – 30 minutes will seem short as it will be soon time to come out of your meditation session.
Congratulation you have just completed your experience of being a meditator now join us each month.., HAPPY MEDITATION.
PEACE HARMONY LOVE COMPASSION
Mentally. physically and emotionally we are the same. We each have the potential to good and bad and to be overcome by disturbing emotions such as anger, fear, hatred, suspicion and greed. These emotions can be the cause of many problems. On the other hand if you cultivate loving kindness, compassion and concern for others, there will be no room for anger, hatred and jealousy.
“In Prayer we ask a question..,
In Meditation we receive the answer..,”
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi founder of the Transcendental Meditation
“Enjoy your life and be happy.
Being happy is of the utmost importance.
Success in anything is through happiness. More support of nature comes from being happy.
Under all circumstances be happy, even if you have to force it a bit to change some long-standing habits.
Just think of any negativity that comes to you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss.
You may not always have an ocean of bliss, but think that way anyway and it will help it come.
Doubting is not blissful and does not create happiness.
Be happy, healthy, and let all that love flow through your heart.”
Our monthly World Meditation for Peace & Healing began in August 2013. Today recognised as a tool to bring our Global family together to help focus our joint efforts for the benefit of mankind. Each member completing their individual program is rewarded by an increase in creativity, and where the possibilities is unlimited.
I take this opportunity to Congratulate everyone for our GLOBAL ACHIEVEMENTS!!!.., We welcome all NEW members joining us this Month to continue our journey.
WORLD MEDITATION FOR PEACE AND HEALING –
Our Theme in the creative lounge for 2016 is LOVE and KINDNESS. both qualities we can relate to Mahatma Gandhi LIFE story.
“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the highest Source. I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together. For unity and peace.” -MAHATMA GANDHI.
Gandhiji’s life story is full of courage, determination and religious willpower.
His timeless message still holds true to combat injustice and cruelty with the means of love and truth.
His message can be used to solve today’s social, political and ecological problems.
Mahatma Gandhi taught us that we can bring harmony to our world by becoming champions of LOVE and PEACE, he led by example in following the Ten virtues and principles of LIFE that we can incorporate in our daily practices.
Each month we will select one of his Ten virtues and principles of LIFE to our monthly meditation as our theme. This will help us to focus, learn and understand the values to enhance our life’s.
For the month of July as a global organisation, we will study his 7th step to Happiness, ask questions and learn from his wisdom to incorporate into our daily Life –
“EACH ONE HAS TO FIND HIS PEACE FROM WITHIN. AND PEACE TO BE REAL MUST BE UNAFFECTED BY OUTSIDE CIRCUMSTANCES”.
The lesson from Gandhiji’s 7th Step of Happiness is for each one of us to make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can influence the change that’s needed, and it begins with our own Self realisation. Let us all take this first step of controlling our own destiny. Therefore follow the change needed for our ultimate happiness that exists within each one of us with every breath we take and its not out there?
When we have negative thoughts which enter our mind, think of what Gandhiji once famously said:“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” So stay positive and all your troubles will feel much smaller.
Than there is the level of stress that we cope with each day never take on unnecessary undue stress. Gandhiji stayed calm and relaxed at all times, using every opportunity of quieting his mind, meditating to relieve tension. Sometimes even between critical meetings with world leaders, he would take a break and find children who surrounded him and spent time to play with them and in his way connect to their level.
The secret to happiness is derived from the realization that no one but you can control the way you feel. So don’t blame others for your negative moods and thoughts. If you want to stay positive, you will find a way to remain within this state of mind which you control.
To provide us with a broader view of the value of Happiness, I have selected example of great thinkers and philosophers to give their comments on the subject.
“Our possibilities of happiness are already restricted by our constitution. Unhappiness is much less difficult to experience. We are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our own body, which is doomed to decay and dissolution and which cannot even do without pain and anxiety as warning signals; from the external world, which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless forces of destruction; and finally from our relations to other men. The suffering which comes from this last source is perhaps more painful to us than any other.” ― Sigmund Freud
“Happiness is a result of fulfilled DREAMS” ― Sigmund Freud
“What we call Happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.” ― Sigmund Freud
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity”. – Carl Jung
”Happiness depends upon ourselves”. – Aristotle
WE hope the research on Gandhiji 7th Step of Happiness during the month of July brings you all the Happiness that you are seeking, and you’ll join us on Sunday 31st July 2016. To further experience the power of meditation and complete your own program by participating in our 36th World Meditation Day.
We value your comments and feedback, kindly share with our global family.
Gandhiji communicates with great simplicity the potential that we all have the power to make changes.
“If we want to see greater awareness in the world, we have to cultivate awareness. If we want to see greater harmony and less strife we need to learn how to control our emotions and learn to respond to frustrations with more patience and kindness than we do at present”.
Meditation helps us to recognize negative emotional patterns and to develop the mental freedom to choose more positive responses. The process of quieting the mind helps to develop more loving kindness with more compassionate responses.
It’s these little changes that we make in our LIFE…, click for more info:
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Founder / Managing Director / Art Dealer, ICAS – Vilas Fine Art Letchworth
“Maitri karuna mudita upekshanam sukha duhkha punyapunya visayanam bhavanatah citta prasadanam”.
By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness. Yoga Sutra 1.33
The above sutra helps us to cultivate happiness by understanding the four categories or types of human behaviours we experience in our daily life. How we can retain a happy peaceful attitude when we are confronted by different kinds of people. Our usual reaction is if there is a good person we are nice, bad person we are angry. Throughout the day this goes on. The result is we are not very steady in our mind. Everything depends on whom we see , whom we talk to, whom we listen on telephone. The attempt here is to see that the mind remains cool.
In this sutra, Patanjali says that there are only four kinds of locks in the world. The four locks are: sukha (happy people), dukha (unhappy people), punya (the virtuous), and apunya (the wicked). At any given moment, you can fit any person into one of these four categories.
Patanjali gives 4 keys to open these locks. He says that if we always keep these 4 keys with us, when we come across any of these four locks, we will have the proper key to open it. The four keys are: maitri (friendliness), karuna (compassion), mudita (delight), and upekshanam (disregard). Patanjali reminds us that there is a Yogic way of approaching all people, no matter what behaviors and attitudes they may be exhibiting at the moment.…
Happiness can also be simple things…
Independent Arts and Crafts Professional
Very well said. It is true that to be happy depends upon oneself and no other person can help you in this regards. Thanks .…
HAPPY MEDITATION TO ALL..,
BREATHE IN INHALE PEACE AND BREATHE OUT EXHALE LOVE TO ALL MEMBERS AROUND THE WORLD!!!
OUR GIFT TO ALL WHO COMPLETED OUR MONTHLY WORLD MEDITATION FOR PEACE AND HEALING
BIG GLOBE HUG…, LOVE LIGHT AND FRIENDSHIP TO YOU ALL
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