Have you ever wondered what ONE thing you could do so you didn’t react to little annoyances of daily life?
Have you ever wondered what ONE thing you could do so you stayed on your healthy eating/exercise plan?
Or, are you curious what ONE thing you could do so stress would slide off your shoulders?
The ONE thing you can do to improve your life in many areas is MEDITATE.
And, here’s why… It blows everything away that I’ve ever tried in order to truly change my life. I would say affirmations. Make goals. Set intentions. Pray. And, still I couldn’t change important areas of my life. I seemingly always failed, feeling worse about myself than when I began to make changes. My body would still crave chocolate when I was stressed. I would often react to people and situations in an unhealthy way or spend money on unnecessary items. The triggers of daily life sent me in a frenzy. Until, I started to meditate.
Meditation cuts through to the patterns that are already programmed in your subconscious. Those old programs are running the show in your life. You may be “trying” to change on the surface but the computer software that is really running the show, your subconscious, isn’t going to have it!
Almost immediately, when I began to meditate, I could feel a difference. It reprogramed me to live from my soul’s purpose instead of what the world says I “should” do. When you are meditating, every cell in the body fills with more energy which results in joy, peace, and enthusiasm. Old programs that are running the background are disabled so you can meet your goals, eat healthy, and most importantly, live life in the present instead of in reaction mode from the past.
The great news about meditation is that the results are cumulative. As you embrace the practice, the benefits accumulate, like when you exercise. When I began meditating, I felt an all-around peace. My thoughts were clearer; my energy was focused. Life had an easier ebb and flow. Messages were crystal clear. I began to sense, see and hear angels. The more I surrendered my agenda, my expectations, and my ego, God was able to speak to me in a powerful way.
Studies show over and over how meditating: strengthens the immune system, improves your relationships, increases serotonin production, improves concentration, encourages healthy lifestyle, problems shrink, brings to mind solutions, reduces stress, depression and anxiety, adds clarity and peace of mind, lowers blood pressure, decreases tension in the body, and increases the energy level.
Embarking on this sort of practice might seem daunting. Let me take the scariness out of it for you by providing a simple guide to get started. Meditation means to engage in contemplation, usually with a focused mental intent or a single point of reference. According to Psychology Today: It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase known as a mantra. In other words, meditation means turning your attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment.
When I first began meditating, I used a guided meditation which helped me relax while staying focused. As my skill increased, I was able to take a few deep breathes before dropping into the space of openness in almost an instant. When I’m seeking guidance on important issues in my life, meditation is always my first stop. I invite you to look within your own heart for your soul’s direction for your life. I can’t imagine my life without meditation. My life has transformed mainly due to this one practice alone. It quickly centers me and provides a reset anytime, anywhere. This, too, could be your go-to for reducing the stress in your daily life.
At first, you may see progress in terms of physical relaxation and emotional calmness. Later, you may notice other, subtler changes. Some of the most important benefits of meditation make themselves known over time and are not dramatic or easily observed. Persist in your practice and you will find that meditation frees you from the worries that gnaw at you. By opening up space inside, you are free to experience the joy of being fully present, here and now. Start with five minutes in the morning and five minutes at night before you go to sleep. This ONE thing will skyrocket you to a more centered, more peaceful life—-externally and internally.