Jason Partington - Meditation for Men
Meditation for Men
Jason Partington is 48 years old and was born in Adelaide. He has lived in Sydney for 20 years and has called Avalon Beach home for the last eight years.
In his twenties, at a cross roads and looking for direction he was most fortunate to be introduced to a meditation course which changed everything.
By committing to a regular meditation practice he found purpose and clarity and a positive mindset that continues to be his most valuable asset.
Two decades and several careers later, Jason is now compelled to share this skill with others. He has created Making Meditation Mainstream - “a community movement with a global message” to make meditation more accessible and acceptable to a wider audience.
A critical part of this movement is his course “Meditation for Men” which he developed in response to the disturbing incidence of male suicides on Sydney’s Northern beaches.
Jason believes that the simple tool of meditation is the most effective way to manage stress, anxiety and depression and wants to share his strength with others.
Exploring and Experiencing
Starting out in his career, Jason Partington felt like he didn’t have any sort of direction or a defined path.
He tried a number of jobs, one of them including working with holiday resort company Club Med. While working with them he travelled across the globe, often living out of a backpack. It was a time he was asking a lot of questions about himself and about life. Questions about where he was heading, and what he was doing.
Admittedly, he felt like he was lost. He was reaching for something that wasn’t there.
Jason enrolled in a meditation course, which quickly changed the game for him. He became involved in the fitness and lifestyle industry, working as a personal trainer and in a sales capacity. Finding somewhat of a niche for himself, he quickly rose up the ladder – taking up leadership roles in sales and management.
He started his own company – Corporate Vitality – operating in the fitness industry with fitness clubs, gyms and executive coaching in physical and mental fitness. He continued the journey into direct sales, creating a global distributorship selling educational programs to governments and schools.
Jason was going places. He was good at what he did, and effective at how he did it. But he always felt like he was chasing money and recognition.
Meditation for Men
Trying to find himself and find the answers, he ventured to India to try different types of meditation. With a newfound sense of direction, he studied again and went into property investment and ventured back to executive business coaching.
Given meditation did so much for him, he wanted to share it with others. He launched Meditation for Men – what he calls a passion project. It’s project close to his heart, the culminations of the learnings and experiences over his 25 years of meditation. Jason feels it connects particularly with men, due to the rise in the mental health focus amongst men, the expectations on who they should be and how they should act, and the leverage Jason has from dealing with his own experiences.
Jason wholeheartedly believes in the power of meditation. He believes it allows us to have presence of mind, and changes us as a person as we are able to connect from within. Meditation for Men allows men to find the techniques that work best them, as well as integrating it habitually into their lives.
Jason has never felt surer of himself than when he is meditating. In the past, he was has lost his way: wasting money, battling addiction and fighting decisions. Meditation has allowed him to engage in ventures and with people that make him happy. Meditation is a way for him to both let go and tune in. The more you do it, he describes, the deeper the connection becomes.
Books – Jason Partington
Just as meditation forms a big part of Jason’s life, books form a big part of that journey. Grab a copy of the following that he recommends:
Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
Conversations with God – Neale Donald Walsh
Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
When meditating, Jason always listens to Ray Lewis’ affirmation – found at the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLaviYcWhW
Quote – Jason Partington
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Links – Jason Partington
Jason offers meditation and wellness courses, as well as coaching and mentoring. Find him on our Mentor Marketplace and check out Meditation for Men at meditationformen.com.au.