What is Meditation?
Meditation is a practice that focuses on deeply connecting with your mind.
It is a way to settle down enough to actually experience the workings of your mind and to gain insights.
It is only when we can sit quietly attempting to concentrate the mind that we can observe how it actually works.
Meditation is a personal practice that helps you be mindful.
When meditating mindfully the focus needs to be on one thing only. This could be your breath, a particular sensation in the body or even an object.
If attention wavers you need to bring it consciously back to the focal point.
Meditation is about seeing clearly:
- the body that we have;
- the mind that we have;
- the domestic situation that we have;
- the job that we have;
- and the people who are in our lives.
It’s about seeing how we react to all these things.
It’s seeing our emotions and thoughts just as they are right now, in this very moment, in this very room, on this very seat.
It’s about not trying to make them go away, not trying to become better than we are, but just seeing clearly with precision and gentleness…
Meditation helps cultivate gentleness and the ability to let go of small-mindedness, learning how to open to our thoughts and emotions, to all the people we meet in our world, how to open our minds and hearts.
A few benefits from Meditating
- Meditation reduces stress, anxiety, depression or overwhelmed by emotions;
- Builds resilience and positivity;
- We learn how to relax in this fast paced world away from television and phones;
- Meditation builds character, self esteem and confidence;
- Correct breathing can create instant relief in stressful situations;
- Meditation is non-competitive;
- Meditation uses discipline which can increase our concentration and focus;
- Visualisation utilises the same parts of the brain that are used for listening, reading, creative writing and many other creative pursuits;
- Lowers Blood Pressure;
- Regulates our Blood Flow in our system;
- Sparks brain growth;
- Has an impact on our overall wellbeing;
- Left and right brain stimulation;
- Meditation makes us stop and be in the moment;
- Meditation is an ancient practise that focuses on bringing peace into one’s life… and the list goes on and on.
They say after 8-weeks of meditating it changes your brain shape and size and has a profound impact on our overall health.
If you wish to ask me any questions about Meditation or wish to find out about our One-Day Workshop exploring the power of Mindfulness, Meditation and Mindset I would love to hear from you: