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Mountain meditation

The mountains are calling and I must go. — John Muir

  • 15 minutes
  • Medium



A meditation practice to find calmness in Nature.

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh reminds us that “peace is all around us—in the world and in nature—and within us—in our bodies and in our spirits.” Learning to touch this peace and to access it anytime you may need it, will bring true joy to your work and life as a changemaker. Meditation is a powerful tool to help you access this inner peace and joy. As he continues, “Meditation is not to avoid problems or run away from difficulties. We do not practice to escape. We practice to have enough strength to confront problems effectively. To do this, we must be calm, fresh, and solid. (…) If you are calm and still enough, you can reflect the mountain, the blue sky, and the moon exactly as the are.”

The following meditation practice has been realised by The Mindfulness Project, a London-based initiative to promote a secular and science-based approach to mindfulness meditation. You will begin by imaging that your body is a mountain, and then are guided through imaging the different seasons that happen on the surface of the mountain, while at the same time, you keep an awareness that the inside of the mountain is never changing. It’s a safe place in the mountain and your body, that you can always access. Find out more about The Mindfulness Project and their work at https://www.londonmindful.com.

*Image © Jussi Knuuttila

Greta Rossi

Chief Empathy Officer at Akasha Innovation. Co-founder of ImpactAimers and Recipes for Wellbeing. Regional Coordinator for Ashoka's ChangemakerXchange. Youth coach and FRSA.

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