At the Happyness Center, our main aim is to help you develop mindfulness and deeper awareness of your inner self. We learn about ourselves more in silent observation rather than noisy activity outside, but it can be difficult to teach ourselves to do this, which is why we provide many opportunities to teach and guide you in this journey of practice.
Meditation is a powerful tool for being aware of what is happening inside us at each moment. Our minds are busy all the time - looking for outward solutions to our inner challenges or placing our efforts in trying to change another person rather than ourselves. When we’re having a conversation with our family, friends, or colleagues; driving from one place to another; cleaning vessels; doing laundry; watching TV or any other general life activity, it is very important that we observe our thoughts, feelings, and expressions. This regular observation will develop an awareness that will help us gain deeper insights of ourselves, our relationships and surroundings, as well as provide us with the answers that we have been seeking to our struggling questions.
Observation, awareness, and attention are the three important pillars on which we can build our mindfulness practice. Through mindfulness, we learn that we can resolve our differences from inside out rather, than looking outward, always expecting or depending on others or things to solve our inner struggles. Research has shown that observation and awareness can help us figure out the meaning of what we observe and what the right action must be. Observation can provide important information about the other (person or situation) on which we learn to base our actions.
This process is similar to using a camera to take a picture. The camera is the pure awareness of perception and the lens is the attention that focusses on what is there. The observer is observing into the camera of awareness and the lens brings into focus what is directly in front of us. The resulting picture can be seen clearly.
Come join us at the Happyness Center for our Monthly Meditation, Sunday October 27th, as we explore and discuss how to build inner awareness and attention through observation.
We all lead busy lives, and meditation can help us relax and renew. We will share, learn, and practice together. Group meditations has many advantages that can reinforce our desires of daily practice that inspires us and others.