Magic of Meditation
For today’s post, I would like to quote the king of meditation himself, Andy Puddicombe- ‘When was the last time you did absolutely nothing?’
No texting, playing with your phone, reading, stitching (for those of us with a stitching obsession…) or even thinking?
For me, learning to meditate has been the single most important change I have made in my life in the last few years. It has helped me to control the depression, and anxiety which has I realise now has been present in varying degrees for many years, as well as create space in my mind to work through the issues which have contributed to the depression in the first place.
Besides that, it has been a great way to ensure my thinking is clear and my mind is open to the new ideas and opportunities in my life. I continues to amaze me how this regular practice has given me a different perspective on things that in the past would have turned me into a tearful, anxious blubbering mess.
How is it that such a simple thing as quietening the mind for 10 minutes+ a day can be so beneficial? Watch Andy’s TED talk and he can tell you himself.
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I hear lots of people say that learning to meditate is hard, that it is complicated, all that sitting around navel gazing and being still….
Really at its most basic level, you can meditate by sitting still, staring at a candle, and asking yourself a simple question like “what do I need to do?” and listen for the answer. Your higher self will answer.
Trust me, be still and listen and you will be surprised at what you learn.
If you feel you need a more structured way of meditating, try out the Headspace app available on your phone for Android or IOS.
You can watch the gorgeous Andy, (founder of Headspace ) on his inspiring TED talk.
There are also lots of wonderful guided meditations on YouTube. I love Louise Hay’s morning and evening meditations.
Try out meditation regularly, and I know you will feel the benefits in your life.
sent with love