Lost in a Sea of Jargon…and Beyond

Sorry it’s long, but it’s been a while. Add to the list if you dare. Sheila


Lost in a Sea of Jargon and Beyond

Lately, misconceptions about meditation and attending jargon have plagued my mind and kept me from attaining inner peace. I share a few with you in the hopes that I can get back on track and together we can all share some greater insight. Feel free to extend this list and share your wisdom with us:

  1. Inner peace doesn’t thrive without outer peace. Do what you can to clear the air or your space before clearing your mind.

2a. Clear the mind. Let go of thoughts, watch them come and go. Instructions like these are meant to be helpful, but can be frustrating instead if they add more thoughts or come with a bonus, like guilt or judgment. Be vigilant about what thoughts you clear and be clear about not inviting them back.

2b. Clearing the mind is not quite as simple as…

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About sheilaklewis

As a writing coach, meditation teacher, writer, and academic tutor, I'm passionate about words and the silent spaces between words. In this context, I run book clubs and writers' groups where the resonance of carefully crafted words can spark readers and writers to share their own stories. Connecting through conversation; making memories matter; embracing editing and revision, and imaginative wordplay are some solo and collective outcomes. I came to what I call my "Meditate Write Now" practice after years of art-making, writing grants, curriculum, children's stories, and more. Meditation kept my mind from meandering too far off point and also led me to write from the still point within. May our paths cross in creative journeys across time and internet connections! Other details: My husband and I are the parents of two amazing sons and one daughter-in-law, and smitten grandparents of Micah (born December, 2013). I don't drive, and have lived in the same apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, for too long.
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