Here are a few words about the benefits of meditation. If you haven’t read my previous post, have a look now as it will help put the whole picture about meditation together.
To sum up, in my previous blog post I described my personal struggles with meditation which appeared because of the misconception that western culture holds about meditation and that is that whilst meditating, your mind must go blank.
I mentioned that real meditation doesn’t pursue anything and surely not a blank mind. At its core, meditation only helps us to become aware of the thoughts that occur in our heads and the feelings that arise in our bodies. It raises our consciousness and creates a greater awareness in our lives.
First of all, the greatest gain is definitely you becoming more in touch with yourself; your thoughts and feelings which eventually help you gain control over your life. You soon realise that you are a powerful creator instead of a powerless victim in your life. You realise that you experience certain reality just because you were programmed to do so and that you have the power to change it if it doesn’t serve you anymore.
Secondly, meditation enables you to move from higher frequency brain waves to lower frequency, which activates different centres in the brain. Slower wavelengths = more time between thoughts = more opportunity to skilfully choose which thoughts you invest in and what actions you take.
In addition, the ability to make quality decisions increases because you get in touch with your intuition and then easily follow what feels right for you instead of what you think is right for you.
The quality of your sleep improves and you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and full of energy to start the day.
Finally, attention during the day expands and your cognitive functions improve.
In general, the exposed benefits then affect your overall mood as you start to feel much more contentment and satisfaction and cultivate more peace and clarity in your life.
Due to the listed benefits, I treat meditation as one of the most powerful and profound tools and I integrate it in my coaching practice too.
So, now you have enough information as to why meditation might be the missing link between you and your best life. I recommend starting with at least 10 minutes practice per day, but make sure you learn it properly. In case you would like to work with me, please feel free to get in touch, I teach meditation one to one or in groups.
If you are interested in more, please read the following link: Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain.
Oooh and as it is Wimbledon season, I attached an interesting LINK about one of the biggest names in Tennis today, Novak Djokovic and his experience with meditation. I recommend it, it is a fascinating read.
I wish you a great week.