Meditation calms your life
I believe meditation can help your physical and mental health. An article in Forbes Magazine sites many studies to support meditation. "The practice appears to have an amazing variety of neurological benefits – from changes in grey matter volume to reduced activity in the “me” centers of the brain to enhanced connectivity between brain regions. Below are some of the most exciting studies to come out in the last few years and show that meditation really does produce measurable changes in our most important organ."
Follow the link to read the Forbes article or look at my health page to learn more. http://onforb.es/1zOMmRV.
Some people believe we can not change our behavior. I know we can. We can choose a calmer, quieter and less stressful life, by meditating. Think of the changes that take place in your body when you are under stress, your heart rate goes up, your breathing become shallower, your blood pressure goes up, your mind becomes overwhelmed, your digestion slows, your sleep is less restful, you become short tempered and often aggressive. In our world we accept these behaviors as a normal way to live. We do have a choice. We can choose to lessen all of these behaviors by meditating.
Some people have told me they do not need to meditate because they pray. I think prayer is our connection up to God and meditation is listening for his answer.
Our minds are often filled with thoughts and sensory overload from music, tv, traffic, children, computers and phones. We need to allow our minds space with no thoughts or external stimulus. I liken the feeling after I meditate to how I feel when I am on vacation. The picture above of a dock in The British Virgin Islands reminds me of this calm quiet feeling.
Toni Faile Lyerly