WHY THE WORLD NEEDS MEDITATION YOU - YES! YOU NEED MEDITATION
We all hear about the amazing benefits of a regular meditation practice. The internet is flooded with guided meditation scripts, apps such as "Calm " ( Which I am absolutely in love with myself ) and "Headspace" to name just a few. These resources are made available to us so we can cope a little bit better with the demands of everyday life. A regular meditation practice can lessen anxiety, help with depression and insomnia. It is used as a tool by individuals who struggle with addiction. It reduces the noise.
The question is why ? Why are we as a people so in need of relaxation ?
We as a society is so bombarded with external input. It's music, while we are driving, tv in the background; while we are preparing supper. It's IPads and phones; while we are watching tv...Simultaneously scanning our email for important messages and replying to texts while we are having conversations.
WE ARE OVER STIMULATING OUR OWN MINDS.
We are the reason we are so stressed. Why we feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed. We are the reason why we can't switch off at night. Let's face it though, we are all guilty of this, myself included. It's easy to tell my 4 year old to play a game on his iPad or put on a tv show when I can't give immediate attention. I often find myself mindlessly scrolling my phone when I have "down time" while I'm "Netflixing"
Don't get me wrong - I am a busy mom of two. I understand the demands of doing a billion things at ones. BUT - And here comes the big question ... What do we do when we do have time to rest ?
We are so used to being "distracted" that we cant appreciate the here and the now. Meditation is a way for us to cultivate awareness around exactly this. It instills tools for us to be ok with just being. It stills the mind ( which is SO bombarded ) and lays a foundation for better navigating life.
I am sharing a very informative article about the ABSOLUTE awesomeness of meditation.
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