Mindfulness Meditation for Addiction Recovery in Hollywood, Florida
Hollywood is certainly an excellent place to be for people interested in learning about and practicing meditation and mindfulness. The beaches in Hollywood, Florida are beautiful.
On the beach, along the Broadwalk, there are people sitting in the sand, meditating and practicing Yoga. There are even Yoga classes being held on the sands of the peaceful beach, with the gentle sounds of the surf washing up on the sandy shore.
As you walk north, along the Broadwalk, past the many small restaurants and shops on your left and the beach and ocean to your right, you will notice that the landscape becomes more filled with nature. There are turtle nests in the sand, and crops of trees along the park area.
Years ago, I was out walking on the beach in the early morning, and there was a group of quiet people, working together on something on the sand. I walked closer, and noted that they were a science group, observing the newborn turtles hatching from eggs and struggling to move towards the ocean.
At first, the people told me strictly that I must not touch any of the baby turtles. They were cute, little creatures.
Unfortunately, due to the bright lights from the city, many of the baby turtles became disoriented, and started to walk the wrong way. After some time, the scientists panicked, and changed their mind.
“Please, help us to turn them around!” They were not supposed to interfere in the turtle’s activities, but so many were turned the wrong way, they decided that it was better to break protocol and intervene.
Sometimes, it is best to intervene and help someone when they need help, even when experts are telling you to practice tough love and not help. At that moment, watching the turtles, and helping out, I was simply existing in the moment, taking in the beauty of the night, the moonlight over the calm sea, and the feeling of doing something good to help someone to survive.
Mindfulness is something we can all experience and enjoy. Some people would say that living in the moment in a mindful manner is what life is all about.
Mindful meditation is a practice that can help people to overcome addiction and remain drug and alcohol free. It is simply a matter of taking the time to allow your mind to be quiet, experiencing the world around you.
Hollywood, Florida has much to offer as a vacation destination and a place to settle down and live. It is also a world class region to engage in recovery from addiction.