“The highest life you can live is that every single moment that unfolds in front of you is better off because it did.” Michael Singer
The state of our mind moment to moment determines the quality of our life and our happiness. Often we think if we can just get that one thing, we will finally be fulfilled. But research shows this is far from true. We live in what scientists call a hedonic cycle, whereby regardless of the joys or sorrows that come our way, we quickly return to our baseline of happiness. Our work then becomes to make that baseline one of contentment, joy and fulfillment.
When we convince ourselves that we need external conditions - partners, children, income, house - to change for us to be happy, we are setting ourselves up to live in a state of anxiety and discontent. Once our basic needs are met, it is up to each of us to find the joy within - it is 100% possible and presence is what gets us there.
Join us for our October Mindfulness & Meditation group with Emily Olson and Emily Penn to discuss how each of us can harness the power of presence in our life and create a shift that can last a lifetime. These Emily’s have spent decades committed to the work of using mindfulness, present moment awareness and introspection to create a life well lived and they are passionate about sharing what they find!
This group will include a discussion followed by a 20-minute guided meditation. New to meditation? This is a great place to start. Sitting with other people is a wonderful way to begin to meditate. We will provide meditation resources following the sit.
Text/email/call Ripple Wellness to register.
$5-$10 sliding scale donation - call payment into Ripple or pay in Venmo @ripplewellness
If you would like some inspiration before we meet check out the documentary, Happy available on Netflix and Amazon.
Emily Olson, E-RYT, PTA is a health educator, yoga therapist & teacher and Physical Therapist Assistant. In 2016, she opened Ripple Wellness with her husband, Jeff. A multi-disciplinary natural health clinic, Ripple offers acupuncture, massage, naturopathic medicine, nutrition and yoga with a unique commitment to community outreach and education. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @ripplewellness