Meditation is a Necessity
“May you live in interesting times,” is a quote that dates back to the 1900s, with origins said to be cloaked in a curse.
Fast forward. It’s 2015, and we as a society have indeed been blessed and cursed in the evolving years.
Times have truly been “interesting…”
Technology, gadgets, smart phones, and social media keep our minds bombarded with constant messages, updates, images, ads, and an array of communications to “keep us in the know” and keep up with the Joneses. Add to the equation a faster paced life, increased demands, and an uncertain economy.
The end result? Our brains are taxed to the max!
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Why Meditation Makes a Difference
Meditation may be “just what the doctor ordered.”
Simply put, meditation is to the mind what rest is to the body. It allows us to “unplug” and block out the distractions of the outside world; it helps us to renew and recharge.
With this in mind, here are a few tips to make meditation work for you, to create a state of Nirvana and experience more inner peace.
- Choose a time and place where you are least likely to be distracted or stressed. For instance, don’t try this on your lunch break at work in the employees’ coffee room. It could be misconstrued; thereby giving your peers more fodder for the water cooler, (especially if you chant or like to sit on the floor while meditating).
- Start small. Perhaps opt for 15-25 minute intervals at a time, then work your way up.
- Create the right mood. Many find that lighting incense or listening to low-level nature sounds in the background enhances their experience. Experiment to determine what works best for your lifestyle, personality, and approach.
Meditation is Free of “Side Effects”
Meditation is reported to have an array of benefits: from improving concentration to reducing stress to inducing relaxation.
Just a few things you may want to “meditate on” if you’re among the uninitiated!