Pe­trea King

is an au­thor, med­i­ta­tion teacher and founder of the Quest for Life Foun­da­tion, which of­fers re­treats and work­shops in Bun­danoon, NSW.

Weight Watchers Magazine (Australia) - - Food // Fit // Feel -

1 HOW DO YOU BE­GIN AND END YOUR DAY?

Ev­ery day above ground is a bless­ing, so I start my day with grat­i­tude for life. I breathe it in deeply as I ded­i­cate my­self to the day. At the close of day, I re­view the con­ver­sa­tions, meet­ings and ac­tiv­i­ties to iden­tify any un­fin­ished threads for at­ten­tion the next day. Once my head is on the pil­low I breathe in a sense of peace and grat­i­tude and I’m asleep!

2 WHAT DOES WELL­BE­ING MEAN TO YOU?

To me, well­be­ing is a state of phys­i­cal, men­tal and spir­i­tual vi­brancy where we feel able to em­brace each mo­ment, re­gard­less of its chal­lenges, with a quiet mind and an open heart, bring­ing to ev­ery­thing our com­pas­sion, equa­nim­ity, in­sight and creativ­ity.

3 WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOME­ONE WANT­ING TO FIND MORE MEAN­ING IN THEIR LIFE?

Suf­fer­ing of­ten wakes us up and urges us to make mean­ing in our lives. But don’t wait for a‘D’ (a di­ag­no­sis, death, di­vorce, dis­as­ter, de­pres­sion, dis­abil­ity…) to start mak­ing your life more mean­ing­ful. If you can’t find mean­ing, do some­thing for some­one else, vol­un­teer, help a stranger, buy a home­less per­son a meal, then sit down and lis­ten to them – pay it for­ward in some way. Mean­ing is found in the lit­tle things, not the grand sweeps. Love is in the de­tail.

4 WHERE’S YOUR HAPPY PLACE?

The present mo­ment is the most won­drous place to be. Be­ing present to each mo­ment al­lows me to fo­cus and at­tend to what­ever lies be­fore me. I live in my happy place. For a free MP3 of Pe­trea’s Com­ing To Your Senses short guided med­i­ta­tion, go to quest­for­life.com.au

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