Experiential and Explorative Meditative Retreats and Workshops
with Ronald Hays
At the root of all of my retreats and workshops are one truth and one possibility.
The Truth: "You have no experience until you first have a belief."
Everything that happens in your life is neutral. You have to have a series of thoughts and form a belief about what has happened; then you experience. Imagine you and a friend sitting on a bench and something occurs in front of the two of you. Your friend says, "WOW! That was really amazing!" And you state, "Goodness, that was awful." WHAT happened is neutral, your differing experiences arise from what you BELIEVE about what just happened. So it is with every experience in life. Belief preceedes experience.
The Possibility: "Meditation will not change your life. You will change your experience of your life with meditation."
The idea that meditation changes lives may be like saying that hammers build houses. The consciousness and skill that utilizes the hammer truly builds the house. So it is with meditation. Changing a life happens when the tool of meditation is practiced with and weilded effectively. That is not just a play on words. Consdier what the possibility can mean for you.
The Result: Because you meditate, explore your beliefs and the experiences that they create and even change beliefs that no longer serve you does not mean that life will always push up roses. It does mean that you will engage with the creative nature of life consciously; be able to consciously define who you are by what you choose to believe and ultimately experience.
Ronald is a motivational speaker, international recording artist and author. He has combined practices, concepts and experiences from many spiritual traditions and teachings. His music CD ,Massage For The Mind, Crystal Bowl Meditative Experiences, Foundational Belief Systems workshops and book, You Believe, You Experience, are all created with the intent of helping others to raise their consciousness and make positive change in their own lives, their community and the world. Ron is available for public and private events as well as individual meditative sessions.