What is Meditation? How do you ‘do’ meditation? What is mindfulness?
I don’t have time to sleep, let alone meditate!.. It all sounds a bit stressful?!..
The benefits of meditation are:
- Feeling calmer, more able to manage one’s ‘stress’
- Not so worried about what others think of you
- Easily getting to sleep, with a better sleep quality
- Improved relationship with self and others
- Enhanced creativity and allowing ones own ‘spark’ to shine
- Better focus and concentration on task in hand
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Mindfulness seems to be the meditation technique which has made a lot of headway in scientific and spiritual communities alike. As Ekhart Tolle describes in his book, “The Power of Now”, everything is about this moment; whatever it is we’re feeling, living, exploring, it all happens right now, and mindfulness is a great way to get you into that space of the Now.
Through being mindful, we can pay attention to what is going on, in each moment, and therefore respond to life as it happens; in a way which is more empowered rather than reactive. When you’re not present and you’re stuck in your thinking mind, it’s hard to respond without past prejudice and judgment taking hold, or being blinded by future anxieties. Hence by practicing mindfulness you are more able to respond to life as it happens and make the most out of each moment as it also gets you out of worries, regrets, fears, anxieties and judgments.
- A video from Oxford Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman who also wrote one of my favourite Meditation books – “Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world”
- The American Psychological Association : http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/07-08/ce-corner.aspx