Meditation increases your capacity for happiness and empathy. By engaging the brain through meditation, you have the ability to change, re-wire, and optimize your neurochemistry. This was shown when NYU researcher Zoran (who wanted to know What Meditation Does to Your Brain) Josipovic conducted a study of the brains of Buddhist monks during meditation. The fMRI results revealed that their brain activation was at a level never documented before.
Through meditation we become a mindful observers of our thoughts. This helps us discern what supports our own happiness, joy and success, and what does not. Daily meditation is like a regular detox for our active and negative minds. The regular detoxification and clearing of mental habits such as fear and scarcity results in the ability to live a conscious existence where there is always a choice in how to feel about the hand we are dealt.
Remember when you were a kid, free of judgment and full of hope for a bright future? This is the field of pure potential, and it is what we are all born into.
Meditation takes us to this field again where anything is possible — where we have the potential to heal, forgive, design, create, call forth, and flourish.
Meditation reconnect us with our soul
This is so important because most of the time we’re thinking, speaking and acting through our egos. The ego believes that our happiness, love, safety, money, opportunities and self-worth come from somewhere outside of ourselves. It is mandatory to connect with your soul on a regular basis, because the soul never forgets who you are and what you are here to do. And when you remember who you are, you can overcome life’s challenges with grace and ease.
Mediation will transform your life, it will create positive change in your world, mediation will not improve your day, it will improve your whole life.
Begin by scheduling a regular time to meditate. Prefer to be the first thing in the morning.
Once you’ve found your meditation time, incorporate the following four steps:
- Sit with your back straight and supported and your head free.
- Begin by observing your breath. Inhale, exhale. Keep it simple.
- When thoughts come up, bring your attention back to your breath. Do not judge the fact that you are thinking, it doesn’t matter. Just come back to the breath.
- Do this for 5-10 minutes. You want to work your way up to 20 minutes a day.
You will be surprised by how quickly this simple practice will create a positive experience of life. And remember, when you don’t think you have time to meditate is when you need it the most!