Being Present – Challenge or Joy?
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In this new video, I talk about five effective approaches how you can become more mindful, present, and aware of both what you are doing and what you are thinking in the now moment. It is through engaging in daily spiritual practices that you can strengthen your ability to overcome difficulties when they show up.
On April 28, I celebrated my birthday on Kaua’i while attending a week-long retreat with a spiritual teacher from India. Meditation was an essential part of this retreat. On a special day like birthday or traditional holiday, memories can come into our awareness, giving us a chance to reflect upon what memories we cherish, and what memories we perhaps want to forget.
When I am on Kaua’i, there is no day I do not gaze at the ocean. First, I become aware of how the ocean waves look and sound. After watching it for some time, I realize the waves are not separate from each other; every wave is a unique expression of the entire ocean, and the ocean is part of every wave. It’s not any different from us human beings in that we are all unique expressions of the consciousness of humanity.
Meditation is one of the simplest and most effective approaches to help you be present with what is. Many ideas, theories, and concepts have been created around what meditation is. In essence, I believe meditation is being a witness, being aware of the different sensations present, and observing all the scenes that pass through awareness as I go through life.
At the beginning of meditation practice, you realize that distraction and restlessness may come up when you try to quiet the mind. So being present can be indeed a challenge. Over time, as you continue with the practice, you will experience inner peace and joy once you immerse in deeper brainwave states and finally relax into your experience.
In 2015, after seven years of meditation practices, I discovered the most relaxed way of being in joyful presence through the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, which combines the benefits of meditation, relaxation and setting intentions. Yoga Nidra guides you back to your most natural state of inner peace and induces a state of complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation.
Are you interested in learning how to be present to what is in peaceful, calm awareness so that your highest intention can come materialized in the state of surrender and grace? Are you yearning to feel a more profound connection with yourself and others? What if you could let go what does not serve you any longer with ease and grace? I am here to help you develop a deeper awareness and appreciation for the present moment.
Yves Nager is a renowned author, transformational healer, workshop facilitator, as well as a world-class mapper, orienteerer and explorer. His soul-lead path through life has taken him far and wide seeking out answers and healing through visiting a vast array of sacred sites and learning from many wisdom keepers and influential teachers across the world.
Yves’s mission in life is to be a purpose-driven guide offering his healing gifts in service to others in order to reconnect them their deepest passion and true happiness. His mission combined with a vast amount of training and experience allows him to act as a soul-guide facilitating clients back to their own purpose and a deeper connection to life.
He is also the author of Hawaiian Rebirth: Questions, Stories and Strategies to Guide You to Your Life’s Purpose and a co-author of the Amazon bestseller, Inspired by the Passion Test. He also contributed a chapter to the book Ilahinoor – Awakening the Divine Human by Kiara Windrider.
Yves is passionate about supporting people in transcending their limitations, creating new possibilities and transforming their challenges into freedom. Having overcome many life obstacles himself, he truly understands the power of forgiveness and gratitude and believes that when we focus on the heart’s desires and intentions, we can create miracles. Yves is dedicated to helping people discover their unique gifts and live a purposeful life with clarity, vitality, joy, love and abundance.