Different teachers who meditate and practise presence daily may have different ways of saying it but one thing is certain: When you include meditation as one of your daily practices your life changes and over time you start loving life.

The mindfulness meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn talks about having a love affair with life, the spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle calls it the joy of being, and the international researcher and lecturer Dr. Joe Dispenza says his favourite emotion is the feeling of a love for life.

Based on my own experience, from having found myself at a very low point to so often feeling happy for no apparent reason – I can honestly say there is no doubt that my daily meditation practice is invaluable. It is the key to feeling in awe of life. So how do you get there?

Start today. Find a place in your home where you can sit in stillness without being interrupted. You don’t need to sit for a super-long time in the beginning but I would recommend a minimum of 10 minutes. You have to give yourself and your body and mind a chance to notice how it feels to just be! Remember that the most important thing is to get started and that there is no such thing as a bad meditation. Be kind to yourself. Remember to bring discipline to the practice as the more consistent you are about going within the closer you are to falling in love with life.

There have been different stages in what I have learned through meditating. There is space to learn forever so new experiences come in all the time. What is becoming clear to me now is that feeling happy about life and allowing for great opportunities to come my way is in direct correlation to how disciplined I am with my meditation practice. Life is so easy and fun when I practise daily! It is easy to fall off the practice when life is going well. But the practice has to be continuous for life to stay good. I want to continue waking up in the morning feeling excited about the new day in front of me and grateful for all the goodness around. You see, when you are disciplined with your practice you come to understand you don’t have to strive to live well. By meditating you tune into life daily, and you then become one with life and start living with more ease.

Here’s my suggestion to you: Come practise with me! Join my weekly mindfulness meditation sessions starting January 2020. It will take place on Tuesday evenings 7-8pm at my home off Copse Hill, London SW20. The first session is on Tuesday 7th January at 7pm. Act now for your 2020 wellbeing! Send an email to annettewiikyoga@gmail.com to book your space.

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Annette Wiik

My name is Annette. I am a Yoga Academy Certified Teacher (BWY-Accredited School) and started practising Hatha Yoga over 20 years ago. Holding a certificate from Bangor University to teach mindfulness-based courses, I incorporate my knowledge of mindfulness meditation in all my yoga classes. I have two grown-up children.