The Beautiful Art of Meditation
On the quest to find the perfect and often easiest form of dieting and self control, many of us come in to contact with 'self talk' and meditation in a bid to get us on the right track and in the right frame of mind.
Meditation is something I have engaged in since I was a teenager and I personally believe it helps me to prioritise my goals and clear the clutter from my mind. We get too bogged down with overthinking situations and we become less 'present' in own lives and more caught up in trying to be 'present' in the lives of those we engage with.
How often do you try to portray a side of you that you aren't? Social Media has created a platform which allows us to do and say almost anything about ourselves and others, without any need for proof or facts to get in the way. You can be anything you want to be, but whoever you pretend to be, back on your side of the computer screen, you are still you! Still the same you in the mirror and still the same you to your nearest and dearest.
So what wrong with being you anyway?
The truth is there is nothing wrong with you and if you could find a way to be happy with that, lots of other pieces of the puzzle would fall into place.
Meditation has been depicted on ancient wall art as far back as 5000 B.C. The images depict people sitting in what many of us would describe as meditation sitting postures... legs crossed, eyes not quite closed, hands resting on knees or thighs.
Meditation, although introduced in America in the 20th century, saw an upsurge of interest in the 1960's, through the art of Yoga and was taught through Yoga masters.
Judaism, teaches the Kabala, which is a meditative field of study. Islam has the Koran which is a contemplative meditation reflection upon the universe and also a more mystical study in the Sulism.
There are so many ways to meditate now, and it's been around so long, that we have all probably considered it's benefits at one time or another.
Meditation is a means of allowing our minds to focus - which changes our energy and vibration and hopefully leads to us feeling more relaxed and in tune with what we really want to achieve in our lives. It can offer clarity and help show us 'ways' of moving forward.
I would urge anyone who hasn't tried it yet to give it a go. Being the process with not too many expectations ( it's not a simple process to be kind to yourself as you begin the journey) and persevere. Don't dismiss it's short comings to quickly. We've spent years telling our brains that we aren't good enough or that we are failures and so we can't expect to un-do all that in one meditation session!
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