- Going within quiets the noise
- Going within connects to all that was, is and will be
- Going within simplifies the most complicated
- Going within affects everything
- Going within is the key to your health, longevity and happiness
- Going within is only a breath away
Along my journey to health, I have learned and embraced many things. Many of these things others have known about for centuries and yet these things were only concepts I had heard about, but did not know much about. Concepts floating around. Meditation is one of these things. A practice that people do to become Enlightened. To speak to the Universe. To disconnect from the world around them. These ideas show how much I had to learn. Yes, this is all true, but there is so much more. Do you share similar ideals, beliefs and/or misconceptions?
Meditation is capable of changing your brain chemistry.
It is as much about science as it is about connection. Meditation allows the body to disengage its fight or flight response (our stress response) reducing the excess hormones of cortisol and glucogon that lead to much of our disease. We can eliminate many stress imposed conditions through meditation and in combination with better diet and exercise practices we can become truly and completely healthy.
Mind, body and spirit.
So, why isn’t everyone meditating? Because many of us have misconceptions about it, like I did: What it is, what it does and how to do it.
Let me clear things up for you. Meditation is as simple as anything can get. It is something we do without having to think about it. It is a natural response. It is simply your breath going in and out and recognizing the space between those breaths. Most of the benefits occur when meditation is done for 30 minutes a day, but even one minute of meditation is powerful. As Davidji, a well-known meditation instructor, states every moment is a chance to connect to the stillness between our breath. The gap. If you need more information to clarify the process, I suggest his new book destressifying or his online courses. Neither are necessary, but they are helpful. There is also UTube to checkout.
I challenge you to a 30 day meditation challenge.
Get a journal and a pen, set a timer for 5, 10 or 30 minutes and begin every day for the next 30 days with meditation. Write down how you feel after your sessions, and most importantly, write down how things begin to shift during your days that follow. Are you responding differently to people or situations? Are you sleeping better? Do you have more energy? Less digestive upset?
For 30 days, make it an absolute must do every morning and see what happens.
Want to kick it up a notch? Do it, also, at the end of your day to transition from work/school/responsibilities to relaxation and playtime. You just may become amazed at what happens…..
Happy Adventures! Please share your experiences at http://www.healthwithpaula.com/facebook, I’d love to hear about them.