1.6.16 Meditation: John Welshons, Author

Good Morning,

It is my absolute pleasure to share with you my interview with John Welshons today.  John has been practicing meditation for 47 years and has so much wisdom to show for it.  He shares his honed wisdom in three books that address life’s most challenging questions, Awakening From Grief, When Prayers Aren’t Answered, One Soul, One Love, One Heart.

In this discussion we talk about how meditation helps us see the workings of our minds clearly, which offers us the clarity to discern how we make ourselves miserable through our own thought patterns.  We talk about how one of the first steps out of this personal prison is to learn to become “intolerant of being miserable”.  As John says, we learn by observing the mind through meditation, that suffering is optional.  We really do have many choices throughout the day to choose our thoughts differently and dramatically enhance our well-being.

By staying in command of our mind, and learning to direct it through meditation, as opposed to allowing our minds to run rampant, we soon learn that there is actually “peace underneath” all that mental chatter, and it feels fabulous.

To learn more about how John answers tough questions through his books, visit his website:   onesoulonelove.com


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Programs are held weekly at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany

Spiritual Conversations For Men
Facilitated by Glenn Hogue & Tim Moon, MA – CASAC
Wednesday January 6 at 7:00 PM

Conversations generated to support the most relevant concerns of men.  We are extremely fortunate to have Glenn Hogue and Tim Moon, Counselor.  These two have over 55 years of combined spiritual understandings to chart this prosperous territory.

How Do We Love…Well?????    (It may not be what you think)
James Peterson, LCSW-R, Founder True Heart Path
Wednesday January 13 at 7:00 PM, Unity Church of Albany

Have you ever regretted how you ended a relationship wishing you had not taken certain things for granted?
Has someone who means a lot to you ever hurt you deeply by an offhanded comment?
If you were to die tomorrow, would you you be remembered by your deep love for those around you?

We would be well advised to keep these questions fresh in our mind as we interact with the people we love, because how we love has a powerful impact on ourselves and those around us.    Unfortunately, these questions are often forgotten as we strive to meet the urgency of life’s daily demands.    But, in this course, James Peterson, LMSW-C, will remind us how important it is that we not only love…. but love well. 

How do we love well in this moment? How do we love ourselves? How do we love our children? How do we love all of our different friends and stranger we make acquaintances? How do we love our body? How do we love this planet and all unique and diverse life forms on it?

Even more importantly, what keeps from loving???

We would be advised to keep these questions fresh in our mind as we interact with the people we love.

James created the True Heart Path Program to help people to remember come back into alignment with what he calls, their “true heart.”  The True Heart is what resides underneath so many of our actions, however it’s expression gets obscured through life’s demands and challenges.  James reminds people of their deepest wisdom as he adeptly guides them back to their greatest teacher, the teacher within of the True Heart.

James guides people to see all of our circumstances as opportunities to release from what no longer serves us and discover true peace within. He provides individual and group support to people who are choosing to be the ‘One’ they are by creating highly individualized programs to walk your path back home to who you really are and the life you most want to be living.

Come bring your heart and mind to explore these questions with us! See how you can learn to add more power and beauty into your moment to moment existence to help make your life and our world a better place for peace and love to prosper. Come learn to see how you are already perfect as you ARE!!

Mindfulness For Busy People
Anne-Marie Serre, IT Specialist/Corporate Meditation Leader
Wednesday January 20 at 7:00 PM, Unity Church of Albany

This session will help you apply the transformative power of mindfulness to your busy life, helping you find the coherent calm space within you, as you focus yourself for whatever challenges you face.

Mindfulness is not mystical or magical, it is actually somewhat methodical.  There are basic techniques you can use to broaden your perceptions at any moment, which enables you to resource a much broader palette of elevated feelings, including greater joy, clarity and sustained well-being.

As an IT consultant, Anne-Marie Serre, has had to hone her ability to stay calm under pressure.  In this talk, she will share the best mindfulness techniques she has cherry picked to help us work gracefully under periods of intense stress.  She will discuss how mindfulness techniques do not actually take any “time” at all, because brief periods of mindfulness actually improves focus, energy, efficiency and creativity all which yield greater results in less time.

Programs are held weekly at Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Ave, Albany

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