A Life of Balance
WHY KNOW AND PRACTICE?
Everyday life is filled with activities that require our immediate or extended attention. Sensory pursuits outside of your Self that involve relationships, situations, events and places leave little time to attend to YOU. Based on learning about Your "inner self", you can then navigate the outside world yet focus inwardly through the practice of informed meditation to strengthen your understanding which may also enhance your mental and physical health. Other benefits:
Greater Mental Agility
Increased Focus and Alertness
(And Above All)
Self-Discovery and Recognition
Welcome to Optimum Meditation.com. To accomplish the optimum means to get the best result that you can. This is true in any pursuit and it is no less the case in practicing meditation. For this reason, this website and the programs it offers have been set up. How it accomplishes this will become abundantly clear and expressly enjoyed by anyone who participates in any of the programs. Please join us and see for yourself!
Janani (Jane) Cleary teaches classes and practices and conducts meditation sessions based upon the teaching of Vedanta. She completed an intensive instruction in India to obtain her teaching certification and has shared this knowledge and insights with students for several decades.
Vedanta is knowledge based - like chemistry, physics or biology - and is universal in nature. In its view, the practitioner first needs to know who and what is the very nature of the meditator. Janani's sessions draw on this ageless, yet always relevant teaching to help you reach a greater understanding and vision into the nature of your mind and your own essential nature.
THE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW FURTHER REVEAL HOW YOU BENEFIT FROM THESE SESSIONS.
PARTICIPATION INTRODUCES YOU TO A LIFE AFFIRMING YET FREEING BASED PORTRAIT OF YOURSELF.
Recognize Your Inner Fullness
We all seek to move beyond our limitations. Yet often the more we struggle with circumstances of the physical, mental or relational, the more engulfed we become. Like fighting the strong current of an undertow, efforts to resist the water's power pull us even deeper.
Vedanta can relieve this human conflict by unfolding a unique, bigger picture view. It is a non-sectarian, spiritually based knowledge that has no cultural, spiritual or geographic borders. It can get you through the undertows, by revealing your inner and aware fullness which is ever available to you.
Managing the Mind and Beyond
Meditation and informed mindfulness provide the way to steer your mind in the right direction. Developing an aware, mindful state of being has many benefits that flow into your life. By discovering that you are able to be an impartial witness to your thoughts, your mind becomes more objective, dispassionate, and responsive instead of reactive. This gives rise to more positive interactions that result in better outcomes, deeper, stronger connections, and ultimately by knowledge and understanding, frees you from any sense of limitation.
"May one lift oneself up by oneself, may one not destroy oneself. For, the self alone is one's benefactor (and) the self alone is one's enemy." Chapter 6 -Verse 5
The Bhagavad Gita is just one of many spiritual texts that provides answers to age old inner and outer conflicts. Each meditator has his or her own spiritual orientation and/or religious upbringing that she or he may draw from for inspiration, guidance and solutions to life's challenges.
In this text, a conversation occurs based on the story of Arjuna, a man faced with fighting a war against those near and dear to him in order to defend and protect society. Fraught with grief and confusion, he turns to Lord Krsna for guidance and inspiration as he has lost all motivation and ability to fight.
Krsna teaches him, unfolding a vision of how to do what must be done while rising above it all. Their dialogue is insightful and inspiring and by revealing the underlying nature of ourselves, the world and the ultimate source of it all to us, shows how we too can rise above our own internal and external conflicts as we carry out the tasks that we cannot and should not avoid. In the process, we discover our own inner abiding sense of well-being not affected or displaced by the twists and turns in our lives.