The natural state of meditation

Updated: May 10, 2018

Certified expert Nicole Mahabir teaches you the importance of meditation and finding balance.

CITY LIFE: How would you define your work?

NICOLE MAHABIR: My life’s work is about restoring health, longevity, inspiration and well-being to humanity. The fundamental view is to recognize that health encompasses not just the absence of disease, but the overall harmony and balance of the mind, body, emotions and senses. Restoring vitality and harmony to these four human aspects can create a more positive and harmonious experience of life. When our mind, body, emotions and senses are in balance, we feel a sense of inner peace and harmony. If we were all to feel this sense of balance and peace, our world would reflect that harmony

and peace.

CL: What is your No. 1 tip for wellness to start the year off right?

NM: Make time for yourself and spend quality time with yourself alone. We have lost the connection to ourselves and we seek that connection outside of us through various distractions. If you take time to reconnect to yourself, rediscover your personal values and your authenticity, you will experience a different feeling of fulfillment. There is nothing external from you that can create fulfillment for you. Happiness is fleeting, moods change and relationships change. Fulfillment and contentment come from within. Taking time to reconnect to yourself can create the connection that most of us are seeking.

CL: What advice can you give to someone who wants to make a change In his or her life?

NM: Change happens when we are emotionally and mentally prepared to commit to a new way of experiencing life. Whether it’s about health, love or career, to create lasting change you must be ready to commit to a new future and let go of the old patterns that no longer serve you. If you are sincerely ready to let go of the old you and order up the newer, better version of who you are, then you will need to be prepared to put your desire for change into a daily regimen of practice. Lasting change happens when our actions are able to realize and sustain the change that we want. Here are some steps that can help:

Become clear about what you want

Set the intention for change

Make decisive action with certainty to make the change that you want with achievable steps toward your goal

Commit to the change that you want to experience with tenacity and strength

Focus your mind and align your emotional drive and steadfast determination with your goal