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Certified Meditation Teacher ERIC CORVERS C.M.I.  meditationwitheric@gmail.com

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1 Hour Meditation Class AGENDA
Guided Instruction: preparing the body & mind – 20 min
Vipassana meditation – 20 min                                                                                                  Discourse – 20 min

Discourse will include topics such as: ego, mind/body connection, meditation research, meditation in everyday lives, and discussion from Q & A. Please remember to bring your personal blankets/pillows/bolsters to provide your own comfort! Also bring a journal or notebook if you enjoy writing things down.

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Unpacking DESIRE. Next class Tues, Apr 25

Desire. It’s as natural as breathing. Yet the Buddha taught that all suffering is caused by ATTACHMENT to things which are constantly changing – and more specifically, craving things we don’t have, and craving things we don’t like to go away.

Join Eric in our next class as we learn to meditate and then unpack the difference between DESIRE FROM A POSITION OF LACK vs DESIRE FROM A POSITION OF ABUNDANCE and see how this concept compliments the teachings of the Buddha.

LIVE CLASSES first & last Tues of every month. NEXT CLASS is Tues, Apr 25th @ Kiwanis Centre, Sarnia @ 8-9pm. NO CLASS MAY 2nd. See class schedule.

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🎯 How to Get What You Want

LIVE CLASSES first & last Tues of every month. NEXT CLASS is Tues, Apr 4th @ Kiwanis Centre, Sarnia @ 8-9pm. NO CLASS MAY 2nd. See class schedule.

🎯 How to Get What You Want RIGHT NOW

What do you want? What do you really want? Underneath common desires like financial freedom 💰, better health🏃‍, fame, better relationships 💑, a better job, a better neighbourhood with a better home 🏡 , better sleep 😴, more leisure time, more vacations ✈️ , a new laptop, better clothes, and better cars 🚗 ; lies a universal desire. A foundational desire shared by all. The desire to feel COMPLETE. A completeness that can also be described as contentment, satisfaction, peace, love, and joy. As it turns out, our underlying desire is indeed NOT a thing or an achievement; it’s a FEELING.

In our last class, we listened to the very intriguing Abraham-Hicks audio below. Abraham-Hicks reveals that you can manifest all your desires of abundance by generating FEELINGS of abundance NOW; thus matching your present moment vibrational frequency with the vibrational frequency of your desires – all governed by the LAW OF ATTRACTION. Feelings of abundance NOW attracts the EXPERIENCE of abundance. Feelings of completeness NOW manifests more completeness – which is what we’re ultimately after in the first place! And here’s the best part, you need NOT to be concerned with HOW your desires will manifest (how you’ll improve a relationship or how you’ll acquire more 💰💰💰). HOW it will happen is none of your business. You just need to learn HOW to generate positive feelings in the NOW.

HOW do you generate positive feelings in the NOW? How do you get this positive vibrational frequency happening in the NOW? How do you redirect your habitual negative thought patterns to positive thought? This is where I can help out.

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STEP ONE: SMILE 🙂  into awareness of the present moment (awareness of any sensory input).

STEP TWO: Generate positive FEELINGS by drifting amongst the THREE POINTS of GRATITUDE:

  • GRATITUDE for the past (recall memories that can fill you with feelings of joy, abundance & love right here in the NOW)
  • GRATITUDE for the present moment (again… return to AWARENESS of any sensory input in the NOW)
  • GRATITUDE for your DESIRES (imagine already having what you desire and feel the feeling

Sounds great Eric, but easier said than done. Keeping the mind focused on the THREE POINTS of GRATITUDE, and re-directing the mind from negative thoughts, takes tremendous cognitive strength and skill.

ENTER MEDITATION 🌀 : meditation is how we learn to control our minds and direct our focus of attention on the things WE WANT to focus on. Meditation provides the training needed to execute the TWO STEPS to generating positive feelings in the NOW – ultimately gaining the power to manifest what we want right now. Learn and practice all of this @ Meditation with Eric LIVE CLASSES

NEXT CLASS is Tues, Apr 4th @ Kiwanis Centre @ 8-9pm. Bring your journal

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Mindful Minute “Listening”

LIVE CLASSES first & last Tues of every month. NEXT CLASSES are Tues, Mar 28th & Apr 4th @ Kiwanis Centre, Sarnia @ 8-9pm. See class schedule.

Do your kid’s need a’Kit Kat’ break? Or perhaps you’re feeling a little tense in the shoulders, had one too many cups of coffee, burnt your toast again or just realized your kid’s 10 gallon aquarium has a slow leak. Designed for CHILDREN’S MEDITATION, this mindful minute can be enjoyed by all ages. A moment to recharge your battery…

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Roadside Mangoes & Regrets: NEW PODCAST episode

Check out Eric’s new podcast Episode #09 “Roadside Mangoes & Regrets” available on iTunes and for Android. Eric uncovers the Circadian diet & intermittent fasting (click link for 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits to Intermittent Fasting), how to handle regret, and a first experience of when the benefits of meditation touched his everyday active life. Join the conclusion of each podcast with a guided meditation session.

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LIVE CLASSES first & last Tues of every month. NEXT CLASS is Tues, Mar 28th @ Kiwanis Centre, Sarnia @ 8-9pm. See class schedule.

Also new are my recommendations on MEDITATION CUSHIONS and POSTURE. See the Meditation 101 blog page.

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***Everyday Mindfulness tips are strategies you can use to help return your mind to the moment in your everyday active life***

DRIVING WITH BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL: you’d be amazed how well this strategy works to connect to the moment. Get those hands “10 & 2” o’clock on the wheel or get crazy and go “9 & 3“! Compliment your wheel hold by bringing your upper body off the seat and into an upright comfortable position. Turn the radio/music off. Pay attention to what you see, what you hear, what you feel and especially note how your EGO responds to this new driving position!!! Your EGO may be furious because your EGO is certain other’s will think you’re a loser.

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The purpose of meditation

LIVE CLASSES first & last Tues of every month. NEXT CLASS is Tues, Mar 7th @ Kiwanis Centre, Sarnia @ 8-9pm. See class schedule.

WHY take the time to meditate when we could be sleeping, getting things done or out enjoying ourselves? Why? Because we’re human. All humans find themselves heir to an inherent unsatisfactoriness in life that simply won’t go away. We suppress it and we’re awesome at distracting ourselves, but this unsatisfactoriness always creeps back. Part of coping with this unsatisfactoriness is our monkey mind – the endless stream of mind chatter jumping from thought to thought. So the purpose of meditation is to tame the monkey, improve mind control & shine the light on the cause of this unsatisfactoriness that we all feel. In meditation, you learn to focus on what YOU want to focus on; which allows you to move your attention away from the chatter of thoughts that do not serve you. And every time you re-direct your attention to your target of focus (e.g., the breath or making a taco), you STRENGTHEN your ability to control your mind – which often results in a little more SATISFACTION in life

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How to make decisions

LIVE CLASSES first & last Tues of every month. NEXT LIVE CLASS is Tues, Feb 28th @ Kiwanis Centre, Sarnia @ 8-9pm. See blog for details.

HOW TO MAKE DECISIONS decision-making

We’ve all been there. Consumed by a decision. Torn between choices. The monkey mind obsessively worrying about making the “right” decision. Here’s a strategy that’s helped me which I’ve tweaked from this Wiki How To Do Anything article. Grab your JOURNAL and answer these questions:

STEP 1: What’s the decision?

STEP 2: List your FEARS of making the choice (you may have more than one choice. Keep asking yourself why you have this fear and you may uncover the root of your fears. You may also discover if your decision is being driven by guilt based on conditioned beliefs)

STEP 3: What’s the worst case scenario?

STEP 4: Is your choice(s) reversible? (usually they are)

STEP 5: Gather/research as much information as possible about your choice(s).

STEP 6: meditate (take some time to focus on your breath & clear your mind. Click here for meditation instructions)

STEP 7: Talk to trusted family and friends. Get their thoughts/opinions.

STEP 8: Sleep on it.

STEP 9: Who is affected? Is your choice mutually beneficially to those who will be affected?

STEP 10: Trust your gut feeling (we often overthink decisions. Meditation will help you listen to your gut)

STEP 11: meditate

… and lastly, remember that feeling REGRET is your choice. When you feel REGRET, you have chosen to ignore the lesson. You simply can’t make a wrong decision if you believe that every single decision/event presents a valuable lesson with your name on it! Any decision we ever make is the best possible decision at that given moment in time (otherwise, we wouldn’t have made that decision). Honour that you are always doing the best you know how.

Namaste,

eric 🙂

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How to deal with fear. NEXT CLASS Feb 7

Thanks to everyone who came out for last week’s class. The Eckhart Tolle video below helped us acquire a new strategy to deal with fear or any other negative emotion that comes up in our everyday active lives: worry, guilt, resentment, regret, anger etc…

We discover that we cannot just “get rid” of our negative emotions/feelings/thoughts… we can distract ourselves from them, but nothing more. ACCEPTANCE is the key. Beyond everyday emotions, Eckhart encourages us to consider what our main life “obstacle” is? If we can learn to accept it, we discover this very obstacle can be a window to our salvation… to more peace & happiness. So… what’s your main obstacle in life? Perhaps you have chronic worry, or a traumatic injury or event. Get your journal out & see what’s up!

NEXT LIVE CLASS is Tues, Feb 7th @ Kiwanis Centre, Sarnia @ 8-9pm. See blog for details.

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