For some the word “meditation” invokes many thoughts.
I can’t. It’s too hard. I don’t have enough time. I can’t relax right now. I don’t know how. I’ll do it tomorrow. Maybe later. I don’t want to. I have way too many thoughts running through my head.
Meditation is simply relaxing with you eyes closed while trying to quiet your thoughts. That’s the easiest description I have. There is no certain amount of time that a meditation has to be. There is no certain place you have to be in or position. If you closed your eyes right now and pictured yourself on a sunny beach and concentrated on hearing the waves crash for two minutes, that would qualify as meditation.
Meditation is good for you. You don’t have to take my word for it, type “health benefits meditation” into Google and see for yourself. Meditation effects us on all levels, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
Think about it. The point of meditation is to tune into your quietness within. Our thoughts govern a lot about us. We have tons of thoughts running through our brain all day. Many subjects can arise such as work, family, the past, the future and so forth. Depending on if we feel positive or negative about certain thoughts, our emotions are then effected by our thoughts. Our bodies can then be effected by our thoughts and emotions in all sorts of ways. Its like a domino effect.
What meditation can do for you is give you peace. Your thoughts slow, your emotions can rest, your body is relaxed and you feel good.
I have a challenge for you. Take 2 minutes today and close your eyes. Picture the most relaxing place you can think of and slow down your thoughts. Then try again tomorrow and the next day. If you can make it a daily practice, what will happen is that it will become easier to slow your thoughts down, you will begin to go longer than 2 minutes without even trying and you will begin to look forward to doing it every day. And then your life will begin to change in ways you will never know, unless you begin to incorporate this invaluable health practice into your everyday life.