It’s funny, isn’t it? Meditating can be as simple as breathing. So why aren’t we all doing it then? Meditating I mean. I’m pretty sure you breathe quite regularly.
Okay, that analogy might seem a bit silly. But think about it. Read the 3 major benefits I’ve listed here for you. I hope they’ll convince you that meditation is as vital as breathing.
That’s a no-brainer. Meditation helps you to relax. Period. But why?
Stress, worry, or whatever else that’s keeping you from being relaxed, it’s all the result of an overactive mind. Our human mind is a beautiful piece of sophisticated machinery. But too much of a good thing will not exactly make you feel like the superhero that you are, will it?
Meditation turns your attention away from the frantic traffic on the motorway of your mind, and diverts it to the peaceful country roads of the heart.
Did you notice the hidden subtlety there?
Meditation doesn’t take away the negative emotions of stress, anxiety, worry, etc. Rather, it shifts your attention away from them.
Because fighting ‘the bad’ will only make it stronger. You have to let go. How? By focussing on something else. Your breath for example.
See the short exercise in ‘How to live in the moment?‘ for a quick and easy way to defuse your mental time bomb.
Usually I hate saying: “Research shows…”. It’s such a cheap way to try and lend authority to your words. So I’ll say it differently. More and more intelligent people with proper college degrees are publishing positive reports about meditation.
It turns out that meditation doesn’t just make you feel better. It actually does improve your health. That should come as no surprise at all. If your brain is too busy worrying, it hasn’t got enough time and resources left for its main objective: keeping you healthy.
Your subconscious mind is in charge of everything: your hormones, your immune system and your digestive system to name but a few. Can you blame it for letting things slip, when it’s weighed down by stress?
That would be rather unfair, wouldn’t it? So do yourself and your health a huge favour: start doing some real peacekeeping in your mind. Not by use of force. By meditating.
Here’s a quick tip: don’t try to do the full monty right from the beginning. Start out gently. Take 5 minutes, preferably twice a day. Simply sit somewhere quiet, not doing anything. Just breathe. Round it off with a good, deep sigh. There, see? Feeling better already.
I’ve saved the best for last. As if feeling relaxed and being healthy aren’t good enough in their own right, meditation will also help you to connect to your higher self.
Relaxation is like a soft breeze, passing through your mind. Lifting a veil and revealing a doorway that was already there. You were just too distracted to notice it.
Where does that doorway lead to? A place of wisdom, love, light and energy. Your inner world. A magical place where the physical boundaries between you and the rest of Creation are no longer clear. A garden of Eden where you can go to recharge, replenish, reset. A place where you will see that there is no need for fear or self-doubt.
Now tell me, wouldn’t you like to go there?
Have you read my free ebook yet: 11 Tips for Success in Meditation?