About Sharon Rose Summers
About me, I’m the author of Meditation – Deep & Blissful (just in case you hadn’t noticed the book plastered everywhere on this website!) my very first book!
Writing the book was exciting and fun, and the coolest part is that at the end of the day it will, I believe, help others. Making a contribution through your work is probably the secret ingredient to living well in the modern world and this project has been really fun and satisfying in that regard.
I live just outside beautiful Austin, Texas — an extraordinarily cool town if you’re into yoga, dance and music — in the rocky scrublands that once defined the border between the Austin’s pioneer settlements and Comanche country. More specifically, I live in sweet little house surrounded by a big organic garden with my boyfriend, a sweet kitty and a bunch of chickens. It’s Green Acres, Texas style.
I’m a long time meditator. I had the good fortune to be introduced to yoga and meditation at the tender age of fifteen — back in the Stone Age when such things were looked upon with suspicion — and took to it immediately.
My newly discovered practices kept me centered and sane during my turbulent teens and — although I did not understand this fully at the time — also kept me connected to a higher source. One of the beauties of meditation is that when you go into a meditative state you bask in a field of grace, however momentarily, that restores to life anything within you that’s overloaded or askew. It’s a wondrous thing.
In any case, I’ve been meditating ever since.
For many years I worked in international humanitarian aid which, besides being a great privilege, meant that I got to travel in South Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean—thirty countries altogether—and had the opportunity to explore different cultures and meditative traditions. My most recent journey was to India for a month-long retreat at a monastery in Andhra Pradesh.
Sharon Rose Summers
About This Website
This website is here as a resource for anyone interested in meditation and personal transformation, especially anyone who’s just getting started.
First, you’ll find an online tutorial with step-by-step instructions and, if you prefer, a guided meditation recording that walks you through the steps. If you’ve never meditated before, this’ll get you started.
In addition, there are a few things that can support your meditation, things that are good to know about. One of these is good meditation music, which can really help to carry you inward (and which can also be surprisingly hard to find). Another is how to stay comfortable throughout your meditation – little changes you can make that make the whole experience better. With these basics in place, you can go far! And for many people, this is all you’ll ever need.
However, in the quietude of meditation, many of us discover that our inner world is quite active and agitated – like choppy water on a windy afternoon – and we don’t find ourselves shifting into the meditative state that other people seem to. There are several reasons for this, and once you understand what’s going on and can address it appropriately, the issues drop away naturally and you’ll find yourself able to really meditate!
The subject is, however, a little complex – complex enough that I devoted four chapters to it in my book – and is too much to go into here. If you do find yourself having trouble, please do consider having a look at my book.
The website also has a page about meditation groups – tips for the first time – as well as the beginnings of a meditation directory.
In sum, this simple site that offers a few key resources to help the first-time meditator get started. I hope you find it helpful!