Spirituality, Introspection and Meditation

The spiritual life requires both introspection and meditation. At the Catskills Bed and Breakfast and Spa in Stamford NY we teach people how to meditate. Part of this process is chair massage since we think pressing certain points makes it easier for some to explore their inner thoughts

What makes a person seek a spiritual life? There are many answers that can be given to this question but I have always appreciated the concept called the “pain of longing” This pain naturally within us as an indescribable hunger for something deeper, a profound need for connection to some inner source or truth, a truth that is both within us and which transcends us.

One of the first inclinations we have when we have this experience is to either become rigid and dogmatic about religion, or the opposite, a sense of freedom that tells us to discard many of the rites, rules, and rituals we had accepted before in some imitation of what we believed spirituality to be.

It is easy for a person to become psychologically and emotionally unbalanced, even devoured by the pain of longing. In my early studies my teachers taught me to use “conservation and balance” as tool to stay in focus during these trials. Conservation and balance refers to a harmonious place at the middle point between two polarities; between macrocosm and microcosm; resignation and surrender, inner peace and the external world of action/interaction. It is as if there is a dance going on between the wisdom that lies within us, and the way we choose to engage the world. When we live in a state and conservation and balance new, unexpected possibilities arise. When you are a in state of conservation and balance your mind is likely to become aware of a previously un-thought of spiritual potential. This becomes a door to the deeper aspects of the Wisdom Path.

Many of us can only guess at how our own mental processes define our lives and guide our actions. We have no sense of what is really going on, of how spirituality and wisdom exist beneath the veil of our intellect, buried deeply in our subconscious. We look for wisdom to take some form or create some action, never realizing that the power of it lies in its tranquility, silence and formlessness. In its application in daily life, conservation and balance invoke discretion, foresight, forethought, circumspection, the exercise of good judgment, common sense, an appreciation for caution and a doorway to love.
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Lewis Harrison, is the owner of http://www.eventschairmassage.com a company that offers stress management programs and chair massage at meetings and corporate events in NYC. he is also the author of the ebook “That was Zen, This is Tao”. He is a radio talk show host, speaker, consultant, practical philosopher and Contemporary Spiritual Teacher. Lewis is a pioneer in the personal development movement The author of nine self help books on human potential he offers a monthly retreat/seminar “How to Solve Any Problem”. He also and phone based coaching. He is creating a series of ebooks entitled “Ask Lewis…” which will be available on line

Lewis offers phone-based and on-line life coaching services and a monthly workshop/Retreat – a simple program for decision making based on Game Theory, the idea expanded on by John Nash, the Nobel Prize winning subject of the biopick “A Beautiful Mind”.

Lewis Harrison, is the author of the ebook “That was Zen, This is Tao”. He is a speaker, consultant, practical philosopher and Contemporary Spiritual Teacher and is a pioneer in the personal development movement The author of nine self help books on human potential he offers a monthly retreat/seminar “How to Solve Any Problem”. He also and phone based coaching. He is creating a series of ebooks entitled “Ask Lewis…” which will be available on line

Lewis offers phone-based and on-line life coaching services and a monthly workshop/Retreat – a simple program for decision making based on Game Theory, the idea expanded on by John Nash, the Nobel Prize winning subject of the biopick “A Beautiful Mind”.

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