….. a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
- Albert Einstein
Start your day with stillness:
Developing a morning meditation practice can be a life-altering experience in the most positive way. In order to meditate effectively, you must commit to the process and be patient along the way, as it is very challenging to slow down and control your thoughts.
….. Not convinced meditation is for you? Here are five reasons that might change your mind….. along with a handful of tips on how to start a meditation practice.
5 convincing reasons
1. Wake up on the bright side
2. Enhance your awareness
3. Prevent stress and anxiety
4. Find the big picture
5. Boost overall well-being
Increased mindfulness makes us more emotionally balanced and encourages a general sense of wellness. Some evidence suggests that mindful meditation might even boost immune function. A daily meditation practice will leave you feeling present each day, intensify your appreciation for positive experiences, and empower you in your life.
How to Get Started
Get comfortable. Wear loose clothing…… you want to be comfy so that you’ll be able to focus instead of fidgeting.
Choose a place where you won’t be disturbed….. if you like, personalize it with a candle, incense, pictures, or anything that you find calming. Use a blanket, block, or pillow so that you’ll be able to sit comfortably with a nice, tall spine (sit against a wall to support your back if necessary).
Watch and feel your breath move through you….. just breathe and let your thoughts drift in and out of your mind.
Be indifferent. Don’t judge your thoughts. They are just thoughts. And besides, you get to choose what thoughts serve you, which ones to disregard, and how to act. LUCKY YOU.
Remember that meditation is a practice….. some days will be harder than others. It’s not about finding complete stillness in the mind but letting go of resistance and reactions to whatever arises.
Note: Morning meditation can be easy to blow off while lying cozy in bed, but once you’ve done it, keep in mind all the positive ways it makes you feel. Commit to your practice and you’ll see the benefits unfold…… last but not least, keep practicing.
I hope your weekend will be filled with good karma.