Sin City Mindfulness

Las Vegas is probably the last place where you would expect to experience mindfulness, but it is actually the perfect place to spend three bliss filled days of silence, inner quiet and peace.

I recently returned from an advanced mindfulness certification workshop where I spent my days going within, while the world outside was filled with chaos, honking horns, and swarms of people.  I found myself being able to center and ground myself from the days spent in meditation, mindful walking, and joyful practices when I walked outside onto the city streets and joined the madness of life, but I did not get pulled outside of my now present state of being as I had discovered an anchor.

On the rooftop of the Platinum Hotel, I practiced mindful walking, noticing the autumn breeze, the tiny feathers floating in the swimming pool, and the jet airplane that soared in the sky above.  The world as I knew it had come to a standstill and the stillness that I entered within, was a place of peace that I had never experienced before.

Now I find myself practicing moments of mindfulness throughout the day, walking, sitting and sipping tea.  Life is forever changed.

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