Life Coaching and Teaching Mindfulness and MeditationIt is a time now when many people are becoming aware that they would like more from the experience of their life than just waking up, going to work, taking care of their families, going to sleep and then getting up the next day and continuing in the same fashion. Perhaps they are seeking a new relationship, or wanting to start a family, or trying to develop a better career. However, they also may see the dead end in optioning their goals, as after the goal is attained, then what? Perhaps your client is overcoming a debilitating illness or injury, or dealing will a loved one who is aging or ill and wants to find a better way to cope. We see people of all social economic groups that are uneasy or unhappy regardless of how much money they have or how big their family is, and how satisfying their job is, and even how healthy they are. One’s career may be very rewarding but there are still difficult and stressful things that one has to overcome in their life. Family and health issues may sometimes seem to come out of nowhere and appear to be insurmountable as they can be so difficult and stressful to handle.
When one begins to meditate, the first step is to become aware of your own mind with thoughts, as well as your body with feelings and how they limit you from the satisfaction of life. As you become mindful of your changing thoughts and feelings, you can begin to see how the mind is controlling your experience of life. Your mind has become the master as you are affected by all your thoughts and feelings, rather than you being the master of the mind and remaining free from your thinking. So while coaching someone, whether it is for job satisfaction, family or relationship issues, or financial concerns, the awareness and mastery of one’s thinking becomes essential. When you are unaware of the mind, you are a victim of your own mind. If the thoughts are positive then you feel all right, or, you are happy. If the thoughts are negative then you are unhappy and you suffer. However, changing all of one’s thoughts is an arduous and impossible task as thoughts keep coming uninvited. Therefore, changing all of your thoughts is not the solution.
The solution is another method that is essential to create a happy and satisfied life. Finding the right relationships and job satisfaction is wonderful, but without meditation you will never feel fully fulfilled since conflict will still arise. This is why with meditation training, you will not only have the easiness and self-reflection to really find out what you truly desire in life, but you will be contented with yourself. The process of Transformation and Knowingness Meditation shifts the attention from the mind and your thoughts, to Pure Knowingness. Then you know yourself as the Knower or watcher of the mind and not just as a mind with thoughts. The Knower is forever free from all the changing thoughts in the mind. With meditation practice you will rest in this awareness. Then the life will flow like a river towards the source. You are now in the current of life rather than trying to swim upstream. With this awareness all of the obstacles to living a happy life can be overcome. As a life coach if you unfold this awareness yourself through your meditation practice, then many clients will be attracted to you. They will observe that you live in freedom which is also what their heart truly desires. Knowing this state of freedom or pure awareness, you will have the greatest method to help your clients or students to unfold into their highest life potential. You will guide them to know that they are free from the changing thoughts, free from the dramas of the worldly experience, and that the happiness and bliss that they are seeking through so many different means, is inherently already there. They now practice, through your guidance, knowing the Knower, which is forever pure and free. Then the life flows in the current of peace, joy, fulfillment, and love and the purpose of life is realized.