I wanted to give you an honest update on my progress toward creating a meditation group at work. While I have been thinking about this goal almost every day, I just haven’t quite gotten around to it. So, I’m here to tell you that that is going to change!
I am inspired this evening after a particularly arduous day to create an action plan for my guided meditation group at work. Don’t worry, I’m not going to enumerate the boring details here, but I will share with you some of the initial work I have done to get the ball rolling. Specifically, I have already reached out to people who are knowledgable on the subject and they recommended some excellent resources. For those of you interested, and to keep myself accountable, here is what I have been reading about meditation, mindfulness, and making it part of your life:
- The Art of Living – By Thich Nhat Hanh
Recommended to my by my mother who has spent the past few years delving into meditation and the works of some of it’s greatest teachers, including Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen master (per the book jacket). I particularly like this book because it is simply written while at the same time provides invaluable thoughts on how to approach a host of challenges that all of us will face at some point in our lives.
- Five Tips for Launching a Meditation Program at Work – Article by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Magazine
This is another great recommendation by my mother and gets straight to the point. It’s a useful how-to guide that also includes fantastic tips on how to convince your workplace that meditation matters. It will certainly prove a useful foundation for my program.
Tone It Up is one of my go-to websites for all things fitness and wellness and I have been especially inspired by co-founder Karena’s emphasis on promoting mental health awareness. Her guided meditations are quick, accessible, and positive. Her videos often also use mantras, which I find helpful as a beginner.
I hope this list is useful and I look forward to updating you on my meditation journey soon!