I have had several people ask me recently about meditation and what I do to meditate. These questions intrigued me because meditation and yoga were both practices that in the past I myself did not understand. If you had asked me 10 years ago about meditation and yoga I would not have had much to say. Furthermore, if you had told me I would love the practice of yoga and would be learning to meditate as a way of life, I would have politely smiled, yet not have believed it. You see, I thought that meditation was for monks in monasteries and yoga was an exercise done by stay at home moms. I was gravely mistaken.
Although my spiritual journey began quite some time ago, and I have known things from a young age, I am grateful to be here at this moment. Meditation is a newer practice of mine that I have found through my yoga practice.
For me, meditation is a happy place, a place where I can heal myself, a place where I can become centered and peaceful, a place where I can connect with the source and my soul.
I was watching an episode of Super Soul Sunday today with Deepak Chopra and Oprah called “Meditation 101”. In that episode, Deepak defines meditation as “the progressive quieting of the mind till it reaches the source of the mind which in spiritual traditions means the soul or spirit. So, it takes you to Source.”
I began meditation as a way to get rid of stress. I had been told several times by doctors that stress continued to be the reason for each ailment I was dealing with in my physical body. As I believe that our body is naturally designed to heal itself, I knew that I had not provided my physical body with the nourishment it needed to be successful. Thus, I knew that my body was giving me signs I must listen to now.
Meditation is a most effective way to manage stress, improve physical health, mental health and your emotional wellbeing. Meditation opens the door to infinite possibilities, to soul, to creativity, to kindness, compassion, love, joy and peace.
Currently, I am partaking in Deepak and Oprah’s 21 day meditation on happiness. I find that this has been a great way to start mediating through guided meditation. What I enjoy immensely is the way that the process is broken down by Deepak and a manta is provided daily to help guide the mind to its destination of quietness. I follow each days meditation once in the morning at about 730am and once in the evening at about 630pm.
This 21 day meditation started this past Monday (August 11th, 2014) and I highly recommend you register for free at their website today – so that you don’t miss any more days!
I would love you hear from you. How do you meditate? How do you de-stress? How do you connect with the source?
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With Love – Brandy