“When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.”
As experts identify the benefits of meditation the more it grows in popularity.
When you meditate, you train your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts.
With regular practice there is an increase in awareness of oneself and one’s surroundings.
Research shows that those who meditate can reduce stress and anxiety as well as a multitude of other benefits.
The power of meditation will not only increase your focus on what is at hand but will make you mindful of your purpose in whatever activity you are doing. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Pause and remember – every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully and when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.
The Bigger Picture:
What is the bigger picture? What is the meaning of my Life? What is awakening and do I need any of this? It’s no surprise that many people are troubled by the thoughts of happiness, meaning, existence and purpose etc, after all there are bills to pay for now. Meditation provides a roadmap and helps to set the compass too.
The Science of Meditation:
Science confirms what many know to be true from direct experience of meditation – that meditators tend to take things less personally, to be less reactive to perceived threats, danger and discomforts, and generally to be less prone to acting on primal impulses.
Life, death, relationships, love, age, happiness, sadness, loss, gratitude, spirituality, a lot of money, big house, work, business, sex, hate, boredom, uncertainty, winning, losing, giving, taking, pleasure, pain, laughter, tears, great, small, forgiveness, kindness, cold, hot, hope, anxiety, stress, depression… Do not forget that all of this will end one day. Practice the art of acceptance.
Here and Now:
You can try and jump in to the next moment or into tomorrow and anxiety will not be far away from you. Living completely in the here and now is the only answer to a beautiful next moment. Learn to surrender positively to this moment and your tomorrow will be equally beautiful.
One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; it usually comes back to you. The very nature of kindness is to spread. If you are kind to others, today they will be kind to you, and tomorrow to someone else. Learn to listen to your inner voice, be kind and compassionate.
Breathe – and – smile!
When you are mindful, you become a relaxed witness to your inner life, and you are freed from being constantly affected by all your mental activity and by all your judgements about the world and everything that’s taking place within it. Mindful…Not mind full.