Learn how to meditate at Martin Acton's Aikido Institute in Dromore

The Importance of Meditation 

It seems the world is becoming more crazy every day, with one tragedy after another, people are becoming more confused, out of control and doing things that we would never have thought about doing 10 years ago. These days we are bombarded with bad news 24/7.
Meditation can help you discover that no matter how bad things seem, you have the ability to deal effectively with it. When we turn off the outer physical world and tune in to the silence of the present moment, we find the peace that surpasses  all understanding.  

Meditation is a process where we balance our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual selves in the silence of our natural state of being. Suffering comes because we feel isolated and believe that the world is a dangerous place. When we meditate on the spiritual nature within us, we learn to recognise the oneness & wholeness of all life.

Meditation will move you into a consciousness of real knowing. As we sit silently & focus inwardly, we become aware of our true self. The more we meditate the more we can let go of our stress & deal with life's situations with ease and certainty. Our doubts, insecurities & anxieties diminish in size because we no longer feel separated from our good. This make us feel better about life.
Meditation lights up the inner light of unconditional love within you & it continues to develop with each meditation. The more you transform yourself through this unconditional love, the more you can influence others in a positive way. 
young lady practicing meditation. She is imagining a beach. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
Couple meditating in Buddhist temple. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
Guided Meditation sessions. A visual image of a man meditating on a beach. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

Meditation reveals truths you did not know

Guided Meditation will help you get in touch with what lies underneath the crust of your anger & fear and your automatic responses & reactions and you will get to experience yourself as accepting, resilient and serene. You will then allow yourself to open up and become more receptive to both the beauty & challenge of life's larger and more profound dimensions.

Meditation can help you eliminate fear, anger, and self-doubt; encouraging you become peaceful, calm, and eventually into a state of imperturbability. One hour of meditation can benefit all areas of your life.

The Benefits of Meditation 

Meditation will give you an alternative way to deal with all the things going on in your life. You will discover how to live in the present moment in a pleasant way instead of being concerned with the past or worrying about the future.  

Our meditation classes lead you on a journey of personal discovery. You will find that the amount you suffer in life is directly related to how much you resist the fact that things are the way they are. We will teach you how to stop resisting and to start embracing whatever shows up in your life. After each session you will feel more in control, safe and realise the approval you seek is within you. Call now and book a session. 
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This is a Japanese meditation room. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

Your Thoughts Are Not Facts

If the thought "I'm a flying, purple and green lion." popped into your head you would not believe it. So why do you believe thoughts like "I'm useless." "I can't improve." or "I can't continue."? These are just thoughts too. Don't believe everything you think. You can tell when you are focusing on bad thoughts, because you will feel bad. Change your focus you change your feelings.

"I'm feeling down now." may be true, But "I'm always depressed." is not true. Guided meditation will teach you how to observe the nature of your mind. You will discover thoughts are constantly coming & going. They are not going to stop. You will see thoughts just as thoughts instead of facts & that makes a world of difference. 

What goes on in the Guided Meditation?

Guided Meditation sessions at Martin Acton's Aikido Institute will start with deep breathing exercise to help you relax. We take a look at the past week and see if something has upset, disturbed or bothered us. We take some time to invite the feeling up, then we work through a guided process to eliminate the feeling. After the negative emotions are gone. We show you how to tap into unconditional love and teach you how to give yourself the approval you are seeking. At the end of the session people leave feeling calm, peaceful & refreshed. 

The sessions are suitable for complete beginners and those with more experience. A session costs £10 or you can buy 4 sessions for £30. We hope you will come and try a session soon.

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This is a Japanese meditation room. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

Ten reasons to bring Meditation into schools:

1. It can reduce stress in the classroom.
2. Students will be able to concentrate better.
3. Meditation enhances focus.
4. Strengthens memory.
5. Develops harmony & improves relationships.
6. Introduces a skill for life that helps control their emotions.
7. Creates a quiet time during the day.
8. Recharges the students' minds and bodies.
9. This also offers teachers and staff to experience relaxation.
10. Meditation lowers anxiety around exam time. helps students cope better.

If you would like to try a sample session in your school Martin Acton can come and do one for you. For more information please call Martin on 078-6940-2588.

What can happen if schools teach meditation:

Everyone knows that physical exercise makes your body stronger, fitter and more flexible. Neuroscience research shows that mindfulness training cultivates the innate capacities of the mind to be present, to switch off automatic pilot and create space so we can be clearer, calmer, more focused, creative and even more compassionate.

Here are ten reasons why meditation should be taught in schools and workplaces.
It reduces stress in the classroom, office and work environment.
Improves students’ concentration.
  • Enhances focus.
  • Strengthens memory.
  • Develops harmony and improves relationships.
  • Introduces a lifelong method to deal with negative emotions.
  • Creates a quiet time during the day.
  • Recharges the students’ minds.
  • Offers staff the time to experience relaxation.
  • Lowers anxiety around exam time.                                                                                                                                 One day I was in the teachers’ room at an elementary school in Kawasaki Japan. I was preparing to teach the 3rd graders an Aikido lesson in English. A young female teacher came up to me and said she was having a very hard time controlling some students in her class. They never listened to her and just did whatever they liked. She asked me if I had some suggestions to help her. Some students were starting to fight in the classes and to bully others. One day they would come into class really high, excited and loud, the next day they would be really down, not wanting to do anything at all, and they would be none responsive. I listened to her and then offered to come and talk to the students. Being a foreigner that was also a high-level Aikido Instructor made a big impact on the children and they were very excited and respectful when they heard I was coming to talk to them. It was arranged for me to come to the class the following week.
I prepared some mind exercises to demonstrate the power of relaxing, focusing and doing things calmly but extremely effectively. They would see that tensing up, doing things without thinking and with a negative mindset was not cool and did not make them happy. Using the mind & body coordinated, relaxed and focused was what would produce the results they wanted and by helping each other then everyone would go home happy. After I demonstrated and they could not only see genuine power but also feel it, they completely changed their attitude. I then showed them how to practice mindfulness and meditation. After 15 minutes everyone was feeling really good. The atmosphere was calm, peaceful and positive. The students and teacher were all smiling, feeling wonderful and they invited me to come and teach them again in the near future. I said I would but only if they practised every day the things I had taught them in the lesson. They promised they would. I left the lesson and decided to just wait and see how things would turn out.

Three weeks later the Principal of the school said he wanted to talk to me in his office. When I got there, I was surprised to find several mothers of the students I had spoken to and the Principal waiting for me. The test results had just been given to the students and this was the best results the students had ever received. The Principal said he understood I had taught the children how to meditate and to coordinate their mind and body. This had resulted in the positive test results and also a huge positive influence on the children and how they saw things differently now. The mothers and the Principal were really happy and asked if I could teach a regular class on mindfulness, meditation and the benefits of living with the mind and body coordinated. I was happy to accept the offer and I put together a course that was implemented into the school curriculum. The results were amazing there were fewer truancy problems, less aggression and a more positive atmosphere developed in the school. Test results improved and the students started to enjoy learning the teachers felt more inspired to teach and relationships all round improved. The students gained genuine confidence and discovered that by helping others they got to feel really good about themselves and life.

If a 5-year-old is taught to meditate, to have a quiet and still time at least once a day that child will really blossom, into a positive loving and healthy child. It was a real honour for me to work at that school for 5 years until I left Japan in 2008. I hope Western schools will become more open to discover the benefits that I listed above for themselves. Until next time I wish you peace, love and success Martin Sensei.

If you would like to try a sample session in your school Martin Acton can come and do one for you. For more information please call Martin on 078-6940-2588.

15 practical steps to bring mindfulness to our work:

1. Start your day with 10 minutes of sitting in meditation.
2. Take the time to sit down and enjoy eating breakfast at home.
3. Remind yourself every day of your gratitude for being alive and having 24 brand-new hours to live.
4. Try not to divide your time into "my time" and "work." All time can be your own time if you stay in the present moment and keep in touch with what’s happening in your body and mind. There’s no reason why your time at work should be any less pleasant than your time anywhere else.
5. Resist the urge to make calls on your cell phone while on your way to and from work, or on your way to appointments. Allow yourself this time to just be with yourself, with nature and with the world around you.
6. Arrange a breathing area at work where you can go to calm down, stop and have a rest. Take regular breathing breaks to come back to your body and to bring your thoughts back to the present.
7. At lunchtime, eat only your food and not your fears or worries. Don’t eat lunch at your desk. Change environments. Go for a walk.
8. Make a ritual out of drinking your tea. Stop work and look deeply into your tea to see everything that went into making it: the clouds and the rain, the tea plantations and the workers harvesting the tea.
9. Before going to a meeting, visualize someone very peaceful, mindful and skillful being with you. Take refuge in this person to help stay calm and peaceful.
10. If you feel anger or irritation, refrain from saying or doing anything straight away. Come back to your breathing and follow your in- and out-breath until you’ve calmed down.
11. Practice looking at your boss, your superiors, your colleagues or your subordinates as your allies and not as your enemies. Recognize that working collaboratively brings more satisfaction and joy than working alone. Know that the success and happiness of everyone is your own success.
12. Express your gratitude and appreciation to your colleagues regularly for their positive qualities. This will transform the whole work environment, making it much more harmonious and pleasant for everyone.
13. Try to relax and restore yourself before going home so you don’t bring accumulated negative energy or frustration home with you.
14. Take some time to relax and come back to yourself when you get home before starting on household chores. Recognize that multitasking means you’re never fully present for any one thing. Do one thing at a time and give it your full attention.
15. At the end of the day, keep a journal of all the good things that happened in your day. Water your seeds of joy and gratitude regularly so they can grow.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

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This is a poster for Aikido and guided meditation. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

When are the Guided Meditation Session on?:

When you are unaware, or live life as an unconscious person, it's as if you are on automatic pilot, paying little attention to how your actions affect your life and other people. One of the most important lessons to learn is to be true to your self. In order to do that, you must be centered in your own self-awareness.

You must give yourself time to meditate. It doesn't matter what time of the day you do it morning, afternoon or night. A few minutes of uninterrupted peace every day will produce healing results.

When you begin your inner work, you first need to make a clear dedication to yourself. Any time you pursue a meditative practice, you are making a commitment to understand yourself more fully as a spiritual being. This needs time. Be patient with your practice.

The Guided Meditation Sessions are on Friday night 7-8pm at Martin Acton's Aikido Institute 100 Church Street Dromore BT251AA. Tel:078-6940-2588

Guided Meditation leads you to calmness

The practice of meditation is designed to increase our self-awareness. It becomes a way of life and will help you especially when you slip back into old habits of negative thinking and self -torment.
When you meditate turn off the outside world so you can tune into the beauty and splendour of the spiritual dimensions of you and find the things you want there.

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Maria Woodward Testimonial

I have been attending Martin Acton's Meditation sessions for a few years now. Its such a welcoming and supported atmoshere. Its been an amazing journey of self descovery, getting to know my authentic self. Stripping away old beliefs and patterns and being aware of running on auto pilot. The awareness, being more authentic and understanding the true meaning of unconditional helps with healthier choices, relationships and a more enriched life. Martin's guided sessions truly bring insite, calm, gratitude and positive energy and how to put them all to good use in everyday life. I would recommend anyone to come along and try a session.

Look beyond problem-solving 

Meditation isn't a quick fix. We need to practice meditation on the good days and the bad days - on the days when you feel things are going great as well as the day when we feel anxious, stress or depressed. It is best to cultivate meditation practice slowly and steadily day by day so that when things become difficult or challenging for you, you can remember and use meditation awareness to bring your attention to your breathing and sooth your mind.  

There will be days when your too busy to meditate, or just can't find the motivation to do it. When this happens accept it non-judgementally. Be nice to yourself. Give yourself the love and approval to just try again, step by step nice and slowly. This will help you to get back into your practice instead of just stooping and giving up.
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Guided Meditation puts you in control.

In a world where people easily fall under the sway of anger and hatred, we need love, patience, tolerance and contentment. You may have all the physical amenities you need to be comfortable, but it you have no peace of mind, they won’t make you happy. On the other hand if you have peace of mind, you’ll be happy whether you have those amenities or not. The important goal is to achieve peace of mind.

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How to deal with emotions mindfully

The Guesthouse
This being human is like a guesthouse. Every morning there is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all. Even if they're a crowd of sorrows who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honourably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark though, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond .

This wonderful poem by Rumi captures the attitude you're moving towards when dealing with emotions mindfully. 

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This is a photo of two Japanese waterfalls in Autumn. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
Meditation poster of a monk meditating sitting on a rock  telling us to have a calm mind. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

The Waterfal and Nirvana

"Before we were born we had no feeling; we were one with the Universe. This is called "Mind-only," or "Essence of Mind," or "Big Mind." After we are separated by birth from this oneness, as the water falling from the waterfall is separated by the wind and rocks, then we have feeling.
You have difficulty because you have feeling. You attach to the feeling you have without knowing just how this kind of feeling is created. When you do not realize that you are one with the river, or one with the Universe, you have fear..
When the water returns to its original oneness with the river, it no longer has any individual feeling to it; it resumes its own nature, and finds composure. For us, just now, we have some fear of death, but after we resume our true original nature, there is Nirvana.
We say, "Everything comes out of emptiness." One whole river or one whole mind is emptiness. When we reach this understanding we find the true meaning of our life. When we reach this understanding we can see the beauty of human life.
Before we realize this fact, everything that we see is just delusion. Sometimes we overestimate the beauty; sometimes we underestimate or ignore the beauty because our small mind is not in accord with reality.
To talk about it this way is quite easy, but to have the actual feeling is not so easy. But by your practice of zazen (meditation) you can cultivate this feeling.
When you can sit with your whole body and mind, and with the oneness of your mind and body under the control of the Universal Mind, you can easily attain this kind of right understanding. Your everyday life will be renewed without being attached to an old erroneous interpretation of life.
When you realize this fact, you will discover how meaningless your old interpretation was, and how much useless effort you had been making. You will find the true meaning of life, and even though you have difficulty falling upright from the top of the waterfall to the bottom of the mountain, you will enjoy your life."
~ Shunryu Suzuki ~
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Here we have seven tip to help people stop worrying about things they can't control.  A visual image of a boy meditating on a rock in front of a waterfall. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
Meditation poster guiding us how to live each day positively. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

Seven tips to stop you worrying about things you can't control

1. You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you CAN control the way you respond. And in your response is your greatest power. Yes, most of your stress comes directly from the way you think and respond, not the way life is. Adjust your attitude, and all that extra stress is gone.

2. Don’t bother worrying about whether there will be problems. There will be plenty of them, and you’ll work your way through every one of them.

3. If you worry too much about what might be, and wonder too long about what might have been, you will ignore and completely miss what is. Realize that worrying is a misuse of your incredible creative energy. Instead of imagining the worst, imagine the best and how you can bring it about. 

4. Today is a choice. Today, choose grace over impatience, beauty over negativity, and presence over panic.

5. There is absolutely nothing about your present situation – even the aspects you can’t control – that prevents you from making progress, step by step.

6. You are alive and breathing, so act like it. Let go of what’s wrong and grab a hold of what’s right. Make things happen, and then let things happen. Learn, accept, explore, create and experience, every single day, one tiny step at a time.  

7. Keep being mindful. Keep breathing deeply. Things ultimately turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
This is a photo of a Japanese train driver  practicing Mindfulness in his daily work on the train. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
Young Japanese lady drinking tea at tea ceremony using Mindfulness. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
This is a photo of a woman and man having a picnic and meditating at a pond in Japan. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
This is a photo of three Japanese monks practicing meditation. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
This is a photo of a Japanese woman practicing Mindfulness in her daily work gathering moss. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
This is a photo of a Japanese monk  practicing meditation focusing on the moon. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
This is a photo of  Japanese business men practicing Mindfulness in her daily work as they exchange business cards. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
This is a photo of a Japanese female monks  practicing meditation as part of their daily life. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

Meditation in daily life

As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage began talking to himself. He proceeded to perform a series of tasks, commenting aloud on each one and vigorously gesticulating at various bits of the train all the while.
Japanese train conductors practice shisa kanko, pointing at what they need to check and then naming it out loud 
So what was he up to? You could say he’s practicing mindfulness. The Japanese call it shisa kanko (literally ‘checking and calling’), an error-prevention drill that railway employees here have been using for more than 100 years. Conductors point at the things they need to check and then name them out loud as they do them, a dialogue with themselves to ensure nothing gets overlooked.
And it seems to work. A 1994 study by Japan’s Railway Technical Research Institute, cited in The Japan Times, showed that when asked to perform a simple task workers typically make 2.38 mistakes per 100 actions. When using shisa kanko, this number reduced to just 0.38 – a massive 85% drop.

Mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness.
This may seem a long way from mindfulness, which in recent years has become synonymous with what the Japanese call zazen – meditating cross-legged on a cushion. But according to Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its
renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic in 1979, mindfulness is “not really about sitting in the full lotus... pretending you’re a statue in the British Museum. Simply put, mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness.” This present-moment awareness has been deeply ingrained into the Japanese psyche for centuries. You don’t hear people talk about it, but it manifests itself in myriad ways.

In tea ceremony, participants take time to notice the design of the cup (Credit: Lonely Planet/Getty)
Tea ceremony, haiku and cherry-blossom viewing, for instance, all share a heightened appreciation of the moment. In tea ceremony, participants take time to notice the design of the cup before drinking and appreciate the decoration of the tea room, which reflects the foliage and blooms of the month. But beyond that, the ceremony celebrates the fact that this moment with this person in this place will never happen again.

This moment with this person in this placewill never happen again.
Haiku poetry, a Japanese literary tradition dating back to the 17th Century, elevated this celebration of the present moment to a world-renowned art form. Haiku poets attempt to capture the moment’s essence in just 17 syllables, using evocative images from nature to convey a Zen-like sense of sudden enlightenment. The most famous one is Matsuo Basho’s frog haiku, which translated from Japanese reads:
"An old pond
a frog jumps
the sound of water
And nowhere is this celebration of the moment more evident than in cherry-blossom viewing, which sweeps the nation like a fever every spring. Why such excitement? Precisely because the blossoms are so fleeting, lasting only a week or so. “Transience forms the Japanese sense of beauty,” said Zen priest and garden designer Shunmyo Masuno.
Nowhere is this celebration of the moment more evident than in cherry-blossom viewing.
Transience is celebrated in dozens of lesser-known practices too, such as moon viewing. You can’t help but admire a country that sets aside a special evening in September for contemplating the full moon. Or that holds lavish festivals to give thanks for the work done by inanimate objects, including everything from old kitchen knives to calligraphy brushes and even used sewing needles.

Transience forms the Japanese sense of beauty.
And there are the growing ranks of Moss Girls. Inspired in part by Hisako Fujii’s best-selling book, Mosses, My Dear Friends, moss-viewing has become increasingly trendy, especially with young women, who go on guided tours to Japan’s lush moss-carpeted forests. This goes way beyond just stopping to smell the roses: Moss Girls get down on hands and knees with a loupe to contemplate the lovely growths.
And while to the less mindful among us moss may seem insignificantly small, no Zen garden is complete without its moss-covered rock or stone lanterns. It’s the living embodiment of wabi-sabi – the spirit of humble, rustic impermanence that defines Japanese aesthetics.
But there’s more to Japanese mindfulness than gazing at bugs and blooms. Countless practical applications govern virtually every aspect of daily life, all designed to help you ‘be in the now’. At school, days begin and end with a short ceremony, where greetings are exchanged and the day’s events are announced. Before and after each class, students and teacher stand, bow and thank each other. And before starting the lesson, students are asked to close their eyes to focus their concentration.

Zen gardens embody wabi-sabi, the spirit of humble, rustic impermanence.
Similarly, construction workers engage in collective stretches to limber up for the day’s work. In the office, a colleague will tell you ‘Otsukaresama‘, (literally ‘you’re tired’), as a way of saying thanks for the work you’ve done. At meetings, hand someone your meishi (business card) and they’ll examine it carefully and make a comment, never dreaming of just sticking it in their pocket.
These practices are a way of what Kabat-Zinn calls ‘purposefully paying attention to things we ordinarily never give a moment’s thought to’. They help keep you conscious of where you are and what you are doing throughout the day, rather than stumbling from one hour to the next on autopilot, focused only on going-home time.
Like so much of Japanese culture, the roots of all these customs lie in Zen. “Mindfulness has been part of the Buddhist tradition for centuries,” said Takafumi Kawakami, priest at Kyoto’s Shunko-in temple. In the Kamakura Era (1185-1333), Zen became popular among the samurai class and had a formative influence on the arts, including tea ceremony, flower-arranging and landscape gardening. In the Edo Era (1603-1868), a time of peace, Zen found its way into the education of common people. For its practitioners, Zen is an attitude that permeates every action (Credit: Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens)
For its practitioners, Zen is an attitude that permeates every action: bathing, cooking, cleaning, working. “Every activity and behaviour in daily life is a practice [of Zen,” said Eriko Kuwagaki of Shinshoji Temple in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture.

A delightful old Zen story, collected in Paul Reps’ 1957 anthology of Zen texts, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, illustrates this point. After studying to be a Zen teacher for many years, Teno went to visit Nan-in, an old Zen master. It was raining heavily and, as is customary, Teno left his clogs and umbrella in the entrance before entering Nan-in’s house.
After greeting each other, Nan-in asked Teno: “Did you leave your umbrella to the left or right of your clogs?” Unable to answer, Teno realised he was still a long way from attaining Zen, and went away to study for six more years. Most of us might not want to take things quite so far. Nevertheless, Nan-in’s question remains relevant, as more and more researchers are discovering that present-moment awareness not only boosts stress resilience and well-being, but also lowers levels of anxiety and depression.
Leah Weiss, a senior teacher at Stanford University’s Compassion Cultivation Program, is one of a growing number of experts who advocate ‘mindfulness in action’. This is something to be practiced throughout the day, rather than just for 10 minutes’ meditation. Weiss described it as “becoming mindfully aware of your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings even while you’re engaged in some other activity.
Even moss is appreciated by the mindful Japanese.

So how can we put a little more mindfulness into our lives? Start with something simple, like a bit of pointing and calling before you leave home in the morning. Lights off? Check. Windows closed? Check. Money? Check. Phone? Check. You’ll never forget your keys again. Then maybe you’ll have time to stop and notice the moss. 
Have a lovely mindful day. :)

The Dalai Lama's words on world peace 

"World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Pease is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion. "

"Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways."

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To control others first we must control ourselves.

There is a tremendous spiritual deficit in the world today. When we continually live in fear, anger and hatred, we attract situations that will will create even more fear anger and hatred. The more we involve ourselves in the consciousness of the physical world, the less spiritually in sync we feel.

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Come learn to meditate with Martin Acton Sensei at Martin Acton's Aikido Institute in Dromore. 

Tel: 07869 402 588
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