The Peaceful Mind
Turning down the chatter means you get to hear yourself think - literally. Not the thinking about laundry, work, and a hundred other daily niggles and prevarications - but the deeper thinking of you, your life and aspirations, the thinking that leads to cultivating and supporting the you you want to be.
Meditation puts you in touch with the voice of your authentic self - your conscience and your counsel. It builds personal confidence, congruence and integrity.
To get started quickly and easily with meditation simply set aside 15 minutes of quiet contemplation time a day. (It’s more beneficial to spend 10 to 15 minutes daily in meditation than an hour long marathon session once or twice a week.)
By regularly immersing yourself in periods of peace, calm and stillness you can reduce stress and anxiety in a very welcome and noticeable way. How? Because meditation trains you to control your breath and controlling your breath calms your mind.
In some cultures children are advised to start breathing deeply as soon as they feel upset or angry, this is because all emotions invoke a pattern of breathing, if you can change the pattern of breathing, you can change the emotion.
After just a few days practice you can find yourself responding to life’s daily trials and tribulations from a calmer and choice driven center. Your brain and intellect will get a chance to engage before your emotions start speaking out and you can begin to feel like you can cope with whatever comes you way.
If you feel too busy to learn meditation techniques or to fit meditation time into your busy schedule you could try getting up 15 just minutes earlier and starting the day with one of our free Moments of Tranquility MP3 downloads - all you need to do is download, listen and follow along with the exercise of your choice. It’s a great way to start your day with some peaceful “me time”.
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