Mental Health Hike: Meditation And It's Healing Effects

Sunday, June 14, 2020

There has been a lot going on in the world in 2020, especially for African Americans. The trauma of not only living through a global pandemic, but also being unable to attend school, getting laid off from jobs, fighting to purchase toilet paper and water, scrambling to find a mask anywhere, and additionally witnessing yet another unarmed black man be killed by police has taken a emotional toll on everybody.

So how do you combat the constant messages, images, and noise that you are receiving everyday? You disconnect from all of that and take a moment to reconnect with nature. That's what 30+ people did today. They took a moment out of their busy lives to disconnect and reconnect, or D&R as I like to call it. They also allowed themselves to be guided through a meditation that taught them the correct way to do something so simple that we take from granted, breathe.

Meditation is something that takes practice to understand and master, but if you are willing to learn, you can control your thoughts, mind, and destiny. Just ask Jarreau, our meditation guide who had the following message about meditation: "Your mind is like a light. Some lights are like light bulbs shining light everywhere. If you mind is constantly saying 'I gotta get this done', 'life is stressful,' 'life is this way', that same light or that same energy is drawing those same things back to you. It's drawing a stressful life, is drawing negativity because you are unintentionally shining that same light."

Participants of this hike took an important step in the direction of learning how to control the impact of what is going on in the world on their psyche. What will the next hike bring the next batch of registrants? To find out visit and register for upcoming hikes.

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