Journal of discoveries while walking on a path to fulfillment
Monday, February 27, 2017
Staying Ahead While Being Present - Interview by a Director from Salesforce
Say it to yourself. “I am” — the meaning of Om, a common meditation mantra. It’s not “I was,” or “I will.” It’s the present. The here. The now.
In meditation, and mindfulness in general, you hear it all the time — “stay present.”
Recently, I attended a three-night silent meditation retreat led by Jay Chodagam, meditation practitioner, teacher, and spiritual enthusiast. There were about 20 of us. Before we went into silence, Jay asked us to share a little about why we were there, and what we hoped to get out of the experience. For me, it was about the sense of peace, serenity, and presence that I get when I meditate, and how to maintain that state not only while I’m meditating, but throughout my day. And my life.