Meditation is an honest acknowledgement. It is a moment of spaciousness. It is feeling what's there. It is leaning in. It is connection. It is letting go. It is freedom.
There are so many ways meditation can be described, and in my own experience, the words above are what I have found to be true for me. It's commonly misunderstood that meditation is about clearing your mind or having no thoughts. Rather, meditation is the practice of knowing honestly and deeply what is happening in your current experience on the level of mind, body, emotions, and environment. As we come to understand ourselves and where we are, we create a relationship of working with ourselves and our circumstances not against them. I teach mindfulness meditation and draw from both Zen and Tibetan Buddhist lineages. A great deal of my experience comes from having studied communication dynamics, organizational leadership, and formal theatrical training.