On This, we Can Agree

Traditional Meditation Eludes (Most) of Us

I was at my women’s gym this morning, greeting the 9am fitness buffs as usual, when our conversation turned to meditation. We collectively agreed that mediation and the benefits of quieting our minds is a unique talent reserved for ‘others’. Other people. Better people. Those who have control over their thoughts, their breathing and their stress. People who can take a busy brain and turn it into a place of peace and solitude.

My little group of ladies and I agreed that we envy the sort of people who can do that, and get there (wherever there is exactly). Regular meditators seem to have control over their emotions and can take life in stride. They work things out on the inside and wear a sense of calm like a warm blanket on the outside.

We all confessed that we have tried in the past to be alone in the quiet, with our thoughts, and failed. Something in our approach to meditation is missing. And then it occurred to me…

People are More Successful, with Support.

If we want to improve our fitness for example, we go to a gym and immerse ourselves in that environment and find a flow. It can be awkward at first, but it becomes more natural as time goes on. And we finally see and feel the benefits.

On This, we Can Agree

So, if we want to be in tune to the power of our minds, we need to help ourselves get into a sensory deprivation mode. The state of total body relaxation, allowing our minds to be still and uninterrupted. We have to get to Gravity Float & Wellness and get floating. Here, floating is supported meditation.

Regular appointments a float tank, support us in two ways. One, by allowing us to belong to the floating community and surround ourselves with like-minded people. People who float get it! They want to talk about the empowerment of taking back control, of their busy minds. While floating is an individual activity, it is a shared experience. Two, by giving ourselves over to the float pod (the darkness, the water, the Epsom salt, the peace, the time) and overcoming the typical obstacles, we can reach that elusive meditative state and find our Zen. It’s in the Float tank and has been there all along. Waiting for us. The float experience is memorable and the benefits, will leave you wanting more.

Meditation is within reach. And like the gym, floating is a healthy prescription for the mind and body.



Lorraine Miller
Lorraine Miller
Lorraine Miller is a lifestyle writer whose articles and blogs feature interesting people, places and businesses. A former educator, she is a community volunteer and loves living and writing in the Okanagan. loumiller@me.com