Meditation is easier than you think. The hardest part is setting aside time to allow for it, and actually doing it. Believe me, I know!
MRI studies have proven the profound positive effects that meditation can have on your physical and mental health.
Some of the benefits include: increased memory, reduced anxiety, lower blood pressure, and overall improvement of mood and emotions. It can also be an aid in curing insomnia, anxiety, and stress. Additionally, meditation can actually make you smarter!
Our mind is bogged down by so much clutter, most of which we don’t even realize is there.
We can have up to 60,000 thoughts a day, most of which we don’t even notice. This has been called “monkey mind”; “monkey mind” is what keeps us stressed out and anxious. Notice when you are having trouble falling asleep; most always it’s because you have a cluster of thoughts bouncing around that just won’t stop!
You may be wondering how the heck you can shut that off.
Well, there’s a common misconception here. You will never be able to shut it off completely, and the idea of meditation is not to shut down; it’s to practice letting go!
The goal is to create space between each thought, and begin to relieve yourself of the attachment to them.
Instead of a thought every nanosecond, you may be able to slow it down to a thought every 5 seconds, then 10, and so on.
We tend to stray and become frustrated during meditation when we begin to judge and cling to the single thought that just entered our mind, turning that one thought into an endless stream of more thoughts … that could lead to an infinite number of thoughts … hence, anxiety and restlessness rear their heads.
Once you realize that it’s normal to have thoughts, then practice and learn how to let them go you will be able to ease into a more quiet way of being.
Slow down and give your thoughts time to settle, leaving you space and clarity to ask, receive and know your TRUE beautiful self.