Meditation In Everyday Life . . . during the time of COVID - for Staff of Libraries, Archives, Historical Societies, and Museums with Elissa Kane
Meditation is helpful but it's often the hardest-easiest thing to do. Elissa will provide a gentle, easy instruction for getting started with meditation and if it's something you've done before, it's a helpful way to start again. The virtual platform works pretty well for meditation instruction and practice.
Elissa Kane meditates - or at least tries to for the past 20 years. She's a library trustee, advocate, former Board Member of CDLC, former library development director and has led meditation workshops at local libraries and currently produces Creating Calm at the Capitol at the NYS Assembly, https://www.
Meditation in Everyday Life is an opportunity to rest in what we already are—basic goodness, natural peace, and clarity. We can learn to develop a friendship with our mind, skill in how to work with speed and difficulty, and a sense of humor. The journey begins by acknowledging the agitation of the discursive, wild mind. The journey continues by slowly allowing that mind to relax within itself; we let go of struggling with ourselves. The way to become familiar with such relaxation is the simple, regular practice of sitting meditation. We learn to be kind towards ourselves. We train in being awake, feeling the breath in the present moment. Of course, this may prove difficult at times. We will sometimes resist practice altogether. This is part of the path. Be gentle and patient with yourself. When we find that we have wandered, we can always come back. Right now is always the perfect moment.
This program will be done via Zoom. You will be sent a link prior to the program.