Keeping your mind in a constant state of flux is like keeping the motor on your car running all night long. You and the car will eventually run out of gas. Quieting your mind needs a top five placement on your “to-do” list.
Since we are so well aware of the needs of others, from our employers to our families, it is easy to overlook ourselves. Therefore, keep the notion that it is necessary to quiet your mind in the forefront of your mind. In this way, you will be able to go forth and do more.
Block aside a time and place for yourself that enables you to think of nothing, do nothing, and clear your mind. If you have to leave the house, then do so. Let everyone know that you are unreachable.
Sit quietly in your car if you have to, take some cleansing breaths, and think of absolutely nothing. You will see how even recharging for a few minutes during lunch each day will make a difference. Imagine then how productive the art and practice of meditation can be, in many ways.
Dual Health Benefits - Mind and Body
Clinical study trials are beginning to show how meditation has a positive impact on an individual’s mental and physical health. Training your mind to meditate has a direct impact on the health of your body.
A Healthy heart – Studies are beginning to show that meditation may be one way to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Of course, any strategy to lower cholesterol and blood pressure leads to to a healthier and happier heart.
Arthritis and other joint diseases – Meditation seems to have a direct impact on the ability to cope better with the pain and stiffness associated with inflammatory disorders involving chronic pain.
Fatigue and sleep disorders – Those who meditate may find it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. Without a good night’s sleep, fatigue and a compromised immune system sets the stage for disease and stress. Getting a good night’s sleep will aid in coping with stress, fighting off infection and viruses, and recovery from illness and surgery. Those who meditate may find it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Warding off stress – Meditation not only provides physical health benefits, but also, is a wonderful way to ward off stress. Anyone who has a regular meditation practice will tell you how effective meditating is in dealing with daily stress. Of course, meditation does not eliminate stress, however, a daily meditation practice does help an individual cope more effectively with stress.
These are just a few of the reasons why meditation is good for you.