How to Be More PRESENT Workshop with Michael Jeffreys

 

 

How to Be More

PRESENT Workshop

with Michael Jeffreys

 

“Realize deeply that the present moment

is all you ever have.” –Eckhart Tolle

 

To be present means to experience THIS moment directly, as it is, without mental commentary. It's a state of BEing versus DOing. However, if your mind is always thinking, always going, always chattering, you literally miss the NOW moment because you are lost in conceptual past or imagined future, neither of which actually exits in the present moment!

In my 7 years of leading the SM Eckhart Tolle meetup, I've noticed that many of us have difficulty simply BEing present. We are so addicted to thinking, that to "not think" actually feels foreign to us... even boring!


Topics covered at the Workshop:

  • How our addiction to stimulation keeps us from being present, i.e., TV, radio, surfing the internet, movies, reading books, email, facebook, cell phones, etc.
  • Past and future are thought... presence is the absence of thought!
  • What to do when we are caught up in an emotion, like anger, depression or anxiety and can't seem "to get" present.
  • How unconscious self-hatred and guilt keep us from enjoying the present moment
  • The NOW is the "movie screen" on which the movie called "your life" appears on/in.
  • The NOW never moves, changes or speaks, but is stillness itself.


Join us Sunday, March 24, from 1-4pm at Westwood Park (1350 Supulveda Blvd.) in West LA. (We will meet at "Aidan's Playground" sign, in the children's play area), for the "How to Be More PRESENT" workshop. Due to the size of the picnic tables at the park, class size is limited to 12 (5 on each side and 2 on the end in folding chairs).

Please pre-pay via paypal to reserve your spot (*if you don't have paypal, you can pay at the park).

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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  • Regina U.

    I spent a lovely afternoon under the trees with beautiful aspiring souls delving into the mysteries of life and consciousness and asking questions such as "what am I" and "what is it that wakes up to Truth?" and "why are we at war with what is?" Michael shared precious gems with us and provided a space for us to practice being present with life as it is.
    I'm so grateful for this very special gift. Thank you Michael!!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • michael j.

    True stillness begins where the mind ends. <3

    March 24, 2013

  • michael j.

    Thank you to all who came out and shared your beautiful presence. What a beautiful day in the park we spent together recognizing our true nature, beyond form. Remember, you are the NOW. Past and Future only exist as thought. It's a FULL Acceptance of THIS moment, however it appears. Love all your "children" (thoughts, feelings, sensations), be they happy or said, joyous or depressed. ALL is an equally valid express on the ONE.
    Love, Michael

    March 24, 2013

  • Tom B

    Beautiful way to spend a lovely afternoon in Westwood park, talking about meaningful things.

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Regina U.

    Thanks Michael, I want to be more present, especially now that I'm doing The way of Liberation with Adyashanti. I want to come to your workshop.

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Mara

    Mara Fiore would like to attend

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to this...

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Carol R.

    Sorry to miss it! I will be out of town...

    March 11, 2013

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