The mind is an indescribably valuable commodity. It is at the heart of any venture, plan, relationship. It is at the very heart of whatever we choose to do with our lives. It is pivotal for our success, fulfilment and happiness. It would seem logical to take time and effort to look after the mind, to train it and also to rest it and give it space. Yet, experience learns we often do not prioritise training the mind. Which is such a shame, as there is a treasure of gold in the mind, that lies untouched, unshaped and unexercised. It only needs to be worked, noticed and trained. This is even more vital in times of severe strain and challenge, like the current pandemic. It has never made more sense to train the mind so we are in the best possible position to deal with whatever comes our way.
Training the mind through meditation and mindfulness will bring more much needed calm, clarity and resilience. The mind, like gold, is flexible and essentially pure. There are many ways to cultivate the gold in the mind and to make it really shine. GoldMind Training’s Lucia van der Drift offers various methods for mining the gold. She has a wealth of experience both in working with individuals and groups, currently using zoom as an effective platform. Contact me to learn more or look at the offer page for more information.
“In the mid-nineties I was searching for ways to work more effectively with the mind. The image that came up for me was following a golden thread that would lead to more and more inner riches. This is what initially prompted me to learn to meditate. I immediately started noticing how it improved my listening skills, concentration, resilience, happiness and so much more. I kept going with it, and now, nearly 25 years later, meditation and mindfulness are at the centre of my life and I feel very fortunate to be able to share this with others. Looking back I can see that following the meandering thread has indeed led me to where I want to be. Every day the gold of the mind manifests in different ways in my life. One wonderful way it has shown itself is through founding GoldMind Training. I keep following the trusted thread. It has brought me so much already. I hope I will meet you along the way.”
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.
— William Stafford, from The Way It Is, 1998