Meditation is about becoming one with yourself, one with your mind and body. Its not all mumbo jumbo like the media has portrayed it in many movies. Mediation actually helps you learn something about yourself that you may not have known before you undertook the practice of meditation. Don’t think you have to sit there and meditate hours upon hours, NO! Just as long as you get it in everyday, that’s all that matters.
1. Help you become more aware of everything.
Meditation will help you determine which thoughts of yours are important and what are not. This will in turn make you more mindful, meaning you will be more aware of your thoughts and your actions.
Meditation offers you the time to reflect on your thoughts and focus mainly on your breathing or some other aspect of your being. It gives you the awareness to refocus your mind on the present moment, as opposed to the past of the future.
2. Decrease Stress
Some stress is unavoidable because we do sometimes need it in order to keep us going and almost serves as a reminder. But when we are talking about too much stress, that can be unhealthy and damaging if you are unable to combat it.
Meditation is a quiet time you should dedicate to yourself every day. Use deep inhales and exhales to refocus your attention on being in the moment.
The stress isn’t going to go away automatically, but the stress won’t stack up as bad. Simply closing your eyes and steadily breathing has a tremendous effect, especially when you acknowledge stressful situations arising.
3. Help you gain control over your emotions
We are people driven by emotion. But are you in control of your feelings or are your feelings in control over you?
When you are happy, you want to express those emotions freely. But what about the negative feelings? Too often people lose control over their emotions and they simply accept it. Don’t allow the various archetypes of your mind to seize power of your emotions. Learn how to react skillfully in stressful situations by taking the time to simply observe what the mind is doing.
The more you meditate, the more you will notice the thoughts and actions that trigger the emotions you might not find desirable.
How are you going to be able to know what harm you’re causing with your reckless thoughts and actions? You need to perform a self examination through mediation. Simply believing every thought that pops in your head and living under your mind’s umbrella is not constructive.
4. Help You make better life decisions
Once you have all your thoughts gathered and organized in that beautiful mind of yours, you will notice that you make better decisions. It will be like a domino effect, now every time you have to make an on-spot decision, you will react better to the situation because you wont have thoughts clouding your judgment.
5. Slow down the pace in your life
If you feel that life is going way too fast, then meditation is a unique tool that can help slow things down for you. Work life can be a pain, and sometimes you just feel that the world just takes you by storm. Don’t rush through it and miss out on things you are going to regret later.
6. Will help you find a new skill you never knew you had
If nothing else, you will learn something new through meditation. Meditation is a skill that takes much practice and concentration.
The first time you learned how to read and write was advantageous for your academic development. Learning how to meditate is useful for the development of your mind.
Remember that not everyone’s mind is the same, so there really isn’t a right way to do it. You simply can’t fail at meditating. If you are on the fence about trying it, realize that you have absolutely nothing to lose.
7. Experience well-being
Who doesn’t want to be happier and feel more contentment with life? Meditating consistently is a great way to open up your eyes to your life, and really experience all that life has to offer.
It will help you appreciate life more and feel more connected with the word you live in.
8. It is free
This might be the alluring reason of all. It won’t cost you a cent, and you can do it from the comfort of your home too, so why not give it a try?
9. You can do it anywhere
All you need to do is find a place that is comfortable for you to meditate. Some people use a quiet space at home or in the office. Churches are a great place to meditate because they are typically quiet and empty.
You can meditate outside in nature as well. Look for a place that is inviting and calm and make that your spot.
10. It works
Do you really think millions of people would still be doing this to this day if it didn’t work? There is a ton of science behind the benefits of meditation. It is proven that long-term meditation practitioners are more adept to dealing with the ebbs and flows of life.
Besides the mental benefits, meditation has the capability to broaden your consciousness, which in turn will grant you the ability to understand your feelings and thoughts more. And the more conscious you become through meditation, the more control you are going to have over your emotions, and the more likely you are to choose to live happily.
We are all in the pursuit of happiness. That’s what we live for! To get there, it is not mandatory to meditate, but it will certainly facilitate the process.
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