Beaverton, OR, November 29, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Waiting rooms across the country are turning into "meditating" rooms as part of the Don’t Wait—Meditate™ campaign of the Meditation Challenge.
“The goal of the Meditation Challenge is to help 100,000 people develop the habit of meditation,” says author/speaker/meditation facilitator Lisa Hepner of Peaceful Earth, LLC. “The sad truth is that most people are aware of the benefits of meditation and yet very few have a regular meditation practice. I have found that the biggest obstacle people face in developing a regular meditation practice is "time." They say they don’t have enough time to meditate.”
Yet did you know that the average American spends 42-60 minutes a day waiting? We wait for doctor’s appointments or meetings. We wait on hold on the telephone and for computer programs to download. We wait in line at grocery stores and banks and we wait in traffic.
The Don’t Wait—Meditate ™ pledge invites people to convert waiting time into meditating time. And what better place to start with than places where people wait a lot—Waiting Rooms.
Hepner is approaching holistic health centers all across the United States to get them to participate in the Meditation Challenge by converting their waiting rooms into meditating rooms. Clinics in Oregon, Hepner’s home state, were the first to participate and now centers across the United States are following suit.
Participating health practitioners and clinics receive flyers that look like magazines to put in their waiting rooms. These flyers include tips on how to meditate while waiting. Then when people sign the “official” pledge, they receive Free podcasts explaining various meditation techniques they can use while waiting.
If one person, at a time, can commit to turning their waiting time into meditating time, he/she would experience immediate, beneficial results, and find that he/she doesn't mind waiting. So far people from all across the globe (U.S., Canada, England, Iran, Australia, Ethiopia, China, Bangladesh, Jamaica, India, France, Germany, Egypt and more….) have signed the Don’t Wait—Meditate™ pledge. It is one of the easiest things people can do to develop a regular meditation practice.
As part of the Meditation Challenge people can also participate in 21 day live meditation instruction to develop the habit of meditation in only 15 minutes a day from the comfort of their own home. The goal is to support 100,000 people in developing the habit of meditation and it can be as simple as converting waiting time into meditating time. For more information: http://www.meditationchallenge.com