Spiritual Growth Monthly August 2013: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking”

Spiritual Growth Monthly August 2013: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking”

Quiet book
This month we explore “Quiet” by Susan Cain. This New York Times Bestseller is a fascinating study of the twin powers of introversion and extroversion and why it’s essential to understand where you stand on this scale for your health, happiness, and prosperity!

Click on the blue highlighted links below to read and/or listen to this month’s

WEEK 1: “Why Introverts and Extroverts Need Each Other”

WEEK 2: “Secrets Of Balance For Introverts And Extroverts”

WEEK 3: “Three Steps For Success in Love and Work”

WEEK 4: Meditation of the Month:”Your Peaceful Place”

Upcoming Next Month:“12 Stages of Healing” by Dr. Donald Epstein. This is a comprehensive approach for clearing stress, releasing limiting beliefs, and manifesting what you truly desire!

0 Replies to “Spiritual Growth Monthly August 2013: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking””

  1. Hello
    I just experienced my first meditation session. I have a few difficulties that perhaps you can help me with.
    My heart was beating too fast in the beginning and I had a hard time breathing through my stomach (I felt like I had to contract my stomach in order to feel the expension of my stomach as I exhaled). This went on for quite a while during the meditation.
    I felt pain between my shoulder blades. It takes me a long time before feeling comfortable.
    I had a hard time keeping up with Kevin as it took me longer to expérience each exercise before moving onto the next.
    Is all this normal?

    1. Hi Chantal,
      Thank you for sharing your experience with your first meditation session. It probably wasn’t what you might have expected. That’s O.K. It’s great that you did it, that you stayed with it, and that you noticed several things happening inside your body.

      Let me assure you that the different sensations you experienced are normal and fine.

      My first advice to you is to stick with it, observe your experiences without trying to change them, and don’t try too hard. Allow whatever happens to happen and it will naturally shift into greater comfort. Most people hold lots of tension in the abdomen and between the shoulder blades. When you first begin to meditate that subconscious tension comes to the surface, which can be uncomfortable until it releases–which it will.

      From your description, I am not sure which meditation you are following, but it appears to be Core Energy Meditation. If so, you might try the 40-minute version which is slower paced and stop the audio at the lower abdominal breathing part and just stay with that until it feels comfortable. Don’t try to breathe “right,” just allow your abdomen to naturally expand as you inhale and relax inward as you exhale–as much or as little as this happens.

      Then, you can gradually progress to the other parts of the meditation so you don’t feel rushed to keep up.

      The most important part of any meditation is how you relate to whatever happens.
      Practice the 3Rs:
      1. Recognize and accept any distracting sensations.
      2. Release them rather than fighting against them–and they will dissolve.
      3. Return to your meditation cues without self-judgment.

      As you do this again and again, you will begin to relax more deeply and your awareness will become clear and focused.

      It’s important to know that each meditation session will be different and that’s natural. Your practice will become easier and more and more pleasurable as you go on.

      I look forward to hearing more from you as you continue your practice.

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