Day 1 – Mindfulness Meditation for the Modern Life

Sheila Singh

Today I began to share and explore the practice of mindfulness meditation with a new and sweet group of students at Castle Hill.  I continue to feel fortunate to have this opportunity, and I hope to share some of the material covered in the series here.

Some of the questions we considered on day one were what is mindfulness meditation and why is it relevant to us?  These are really good questions to ponder, especially if you are committing to taking a six week series.  Mindfulness meditation is the practice of sustaining and returning one’s attention to our present moment experience, whether it is the experience of breath, physical sensations, emotions, thoughts, or even the environment.  Sounds simple, right?  Yet, practice is often challenging.  We very quickly find that the mind is very scattered.  Sometimes I can’t sustain my attention for a second, forget minutes, but don’t be so quick to throw in the towel.  The initial stages…

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