Mind Relaxation ~ 5 Life Changing Reasons to Meditate Regularly

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Mind Relaxation ~ 5 Life Changing Reasons to Meditate Regularly

Meditation is simply the best way to achieve mind relaxation, but would you believe me if I told you that it has the potential to completely change your life and the world that we live in? If you need to relax, then meditation is a wonderful way to bring your mind under control, allowing you to feel less stressed and experience inner peace and calm. When we start to meditate regularly, our minds begin to change and, as the state of our mind is the main influence on how we live our lives, our lives change along with it. Here are 5 life changing reasons why you should meditate regularly:

Meditate Regularly for Better Health

Regular meditation has been proven to have many health benefits to the body and mind. Mind relaxation increases the amount of beneficial chemicals in the brain. This boosts our immune system, improving our health and our body’s ability to heal itself. It increases our energy levels and gives us a sense of wellbeing. The benefits of meditation can last way beyond the actual meditation session and our minds continue to feel relaxed and refreshed afterwards. Meditation is a great way to help you feel better in yourself.

Meditate Regularly to Help You Handle Life

Meditation is about learning to control the mind through letting go of our regular negative thoughts and becoming familiar with positive, happy states of mind. With regular mind relaxation, our mind de-clutters and we become more peaceful and better able to deal with the problems that life throws at us. When our minds are at peace the solutions we need are able to bubble up effortlessly from our subconscious. We are also better able to control our thoughts and actions so that we act with kindness and good intention rather than anger and other destructive emotions.

Meditate Regularly for Better Relationships

If we are feeling more positive and peaceful in ourselves we will better cope with the demands and idiosyncrasies of other people. With a relaxed mind, we will be able to accept them as they are and to act with kindness and understanding towards them. This will improve our relationships with everyone we meet, not just partner, family and friends but colleagues, bosses and strangers too. Our confidence will increase and we will feel good about our interactions with other people.

Meditate Regularly to Stay Young

Meditation is said to stop us from aging so fast and that doesn’t surprise me. When we relax our minds so that we are not as angry and tense, we will not be frowning as much and will save ourselves from many of those wrinkles that we would rather not have. When we are happy on the outside, we will also seem younger in outlook to others. Meditation makes us feel more energetic and rejuvenated which again are signs of a youthful mind.

Meditate Regularly for World Peace

Okay, so you’re probably not going to be able to do this one on your own but the fact of the matter is that, until the minds of most of the world become peaceful then we’re never going to have world peace. This is where you can do your bit. Meditate for your own peace of mind as your contribution to world peace. If everyone did this just think what a different world it would be.

Well, I hope that I have gone some way to convincing you that mind relaxation and meditation can seriously alter your life for the better. Commit to meditating regularly and you could see these benefits. Why don’t you give it a try and see what happens?

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Overcoming Nonstop Thinking

Overcoming Nonstop Thinking. Are you aware that your mind is always occupied with thoughts? Are you aware that thoughts constantly demand your attention, dictate your behaviour and reactions?
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Overcoming Nonstop Thinking

Are you aware that your mind is always occupied with thoughts? Are you aware that thoughts constantly demand your attention, dictate your behaviour and reactions?

Do you sometimes feel that your mind is going to explode from nonstop thinking? Can you focus your attention on what you are doing at any moment, or are you constantly distracted by all kinds of thoughts, negative thinking or negative expectations? You need to learn to overcome your nonstop thinking in order to gain control over your attention.

Do you sometimes wish your mind could just stop thinking for a little while, and let you enjoy some rest and peace? Like an engine, it has to rest to avoid wear and tear. It needs some rest from time to time, in order to recharge itself and your body.

The mind often looks like a cluttered room, with no free space and no place to move. When you empty your room it will look bigger and tidied, and it will be more pleasant to be there. So it is with your mind. Remove the clutter – the unnecessary thoughts, the worries and the fears, and your life would look happier and brighter.

You are probably not constantly aware of the restlessness of your mind, because this became a habit and you got accustomed to it, yet, thoughts keep coming and going, occupying your mind every moment of the day, spending up mental and emotional energy, and sometimes making your head ache.

Tension, strain and pressure at work and at home make the mind even more restless, and attract more thoughts into it. Problems, difficulties, fears, worries and hurt feelings increase even more the mental restlessness and lack of inner peace, making you more acutely aware of the swarm of thoughts coming into your mind and making you feel helpless. It is during such times that you desperately feel the need for inner peace and freedom endless thinking.

When you need to focus your attention, study or meditate, you are again confronted with thoughts that swarm into your mind, disturbing and distracting your attention. This also happens when you are worried, angry or emotionally excited. You feel unable to stop the flow of thoughts and emotions that prevent clear thinking, calmness or self-control.

During such times you just want to scream at the mind to stop thinking. You feel that your mind has broken any control and barriers, and that it is working on its own, sometimes to your detriment. It is like being helpless in a rudderless boat in the midst of the ocean, and all you want is some steady and safe land.

It is in times of worry, stress, fear and strain that inner peace of mind is greatly desired and appreciated. Actually, inner peace and freedom from restless and incessant thinking is a great boon anytime and everywhere. It makes you happier, stronger, more confident and happy.

Imagine how it would be to live your life, work, interact with people, read, watch TV, travel or do anything else, without thoughts and worries claiming your attention. Just think how your concentration would become stronger and your five senses sharper! Just imagine how your understanding, comprehension, awareness and intuition will increase!

You need mental and emotional training, in order to overcome nonstop thinking and free yourself the compulsion, and it is a compulsion, to think incessantly and involuntary, and fill your mind with thoughts that weaken you and distract your attention. You also need to develop some degree of inner detachment and mastery over your mind.

There are no short cuts to overcoming nonstop thinking and lack of inner peace. The aim is not to stunt your mind through hypnosis or subliminal programming, but to gain real inner peace, which you can enjoy while staying active, pursuing your goals, and while handling more efficiently and peacefully your daily affairs of life.

Everything worth having requires work and effort. You cannot become a pilot, an Olympic champion or an engineer by listening to a CD, hypnotizing yourself or saying some magic words. Developing inner abilities, such as calming down your mind, is no different.

Here are a few simple things that can help you:

Reduce the amount of time you read the newspapers or watch the news on TV.

Stay away from negative conversations and from negative people.

Don’t hold grudges. Learn to forget and forgive. Nurturing ill feelings and grievances hurts you and causes lack of sleep.

Don’t be jealous of others. Being jealous means that you have low self-esteem and consider yourself inferior to others. Jealousy and low self-esteem, often lead to lack of inner peace.

Accept what cannot be changed. This saves a lot of time, energy and worries.

Every day we face numerous inconveniences, irritations and situations that are beyond our control. If we can change them, that’s fine, but this is not always possible. We must learn to put up with such things and accept them cheerfully.

Learn to be more patient and tolerant with people and events.

Don’t take everything too personally. Some emotional and mental detachment is desirable. Try to view your life and other people with a little detachment and less involvement. Detachment is not indifference, lack of interest or coldness. It is the ability to think and judge impartially and logically. Don’t worry if again and again you fail to manifest detachment. Just keep trying.

Let bygones be gone. Forget the past and concentrate on the present moment. There is no need to evoke unpleasant memories and immerse yourself in them.

Practice some concentration exercises. This will help you to reject unpleasant thoughts and worries that steal away your peace of mind.

Learn to practice meditation. Even a few minutes a day will make a change in your life.

Inner peace ultimately leads to external peace. By creating peace in our inner world, we bring it into the external world, affecting other people too.

Written by Remez Sasson
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Remez Sasson teaches and writes on positive thinking, creative visualization, motivation, self-improvement, peace of mind, spiritual growth and meditation. He is the author of several books, among which are “Peace of mind in Daily Life”, “Will Power and Self Discipline”, “Visualize and Achieve” and “Affirmations – Words of Power”.

Visit his website and find articles and books filled with inspiration, motivation and practical advice and guidance.
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Riding the storm of life

We do not have to go to the foot of the Himalayas to attain inner peace. We also do not need to renounce everything before attaining quietude. Instead, we can live day to day in inner quietude. If we look at all of life’s experiences and their disturbing content with inner eyes, the disturbances we undergo will remain at the periphery. Deep down there will be an emotional quiet.

Storms1Inner peace is all about coping. If the unpleasant and painful memories remian too long with us, we will not make the transition that we are called to make from restless non-acceptance to quiet acceptance.

We are in a win-win situation when we accept the challenge of living, discriminating how far we should go along a certain track, who we should relate to in more intimate terms and those we need to distance because their values are so desperate from our own.

If we are self-sacrificing and wise, we will remain calm and tranquil despite the provocations we face. We do not avoid difficult people and circumstances, but learn to deal with them by distancing ourselves from them and building on relationships that bring happiness.

Withdrawal is an option but it would lead to disengagement and non-involvement and that does not bring required results. The inner peace we crave comes after traversing a long passage. Learning with experience, we begin to take things in our stride. It’s not all that easy, though.

There are many ways to cultivate and build on inner peace. We could set some time aside daily for prayer and neditation. Disproportionate understanding can blow up the way we perceive things. We could spend quiet time in the garden, in silent communication with plants and trees. We endure life’s storms and learn to absorb its shocks and we find that we are, in fact, in the midst of all these circumstances, communing with God, a tangible presence in our lives.

Coping is not just reactive, it’s proactive too. We pick up the mantle thrown to us and practice patience, detachment, endurance, serenity and acceptance of all that comes our way. To overcome obstacles and difficulties we need to develop coping skills that encompass mental and spiritual needs.

The only difference between the wise and the foolish is that the wise learn to cope with reality and transform it and the foolish get swept away by the ups and downs of life.

Life is uncertain; it is unpredictable. It is also unfair, it seems. But in learning to cope with all the ups and downs of life, we begin to live a full life.

There is the parable of the wise man in the gospels who built his house on rock. It withstood all the rains and storms. On the other hand, the man who built his house on sand watched his house get destroyed in the rain and storm. Hence, we need to cultivate rock-like resilience and welcome attributes that will help us to cope. The reward of inner strength is inner peace. Right here, in your living room, your workplace in your family will find inner peace. We do not have to look too far.

Once we learn to cope, the going will be easier and there will be no need to hide our real selves. We will be able to stand up and meet life on our own terms. And experience the fulfilment of a pilgrimage well weathered.

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Thought for the day by Dalai Lama

Thought-for-the-dayAs human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery. We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger and attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.

Dalai Lama

Spiritual Health & Finding Peace

How do you Master Peace? Isn't it what we are all looking for in our lives? If you could truly have inner peace no matter what the circumstances around you what would your life look like?

Spiritual Health & Finding Peace

How do you Master Peace? Isn’t it what we are all looking for in our lives? If you could truly have inner peace no matter what the circumstances around you what would your life look like?

Let’s start off with the question, ‘what is peace?’ We all seem to be searching for it, we all want it – but what is it? Peace is a state of being and a journey. Peace starts with you and with me. It’s not something that happens “out there” in the world. It is a force that lives inside of you. It’s inside all of us.

Even in those we enjoy disliking. It’s in all of us because we are all the same; we all come from the same place. The differences we chose to experience that we call “Christian”, “Jewish”, “Islam”, “Buddhism”, “Woman”, “Man”, “Child”, “Parent”, “Alone” etc, etc. are simply colourful expressions of who we are. They are just a game we have chosen to experience in this life. They do not define who you are. They just add colour to this current experience.

Peace is a state of being and is present in all of us. Who you are is peace. Who you are is  love. Who you are is joy. We sometimes get glimpses of this. We have all at some time in our lives experienced a moment of peace, a moment of pure connection to all that we are. They are there to remind you of who you really are.

How do you get to peace? This is the part of peace that I call the journey. We spend so much of our lives looking for peace outside. At an early age we are taught to do well in things that are outside of ourselves and that rely on other people’s approval. If we do them well we are rewarded by praise and we are reinforced in being able to “feel good” about ourselves.

This “feeling good” is what we begin to associate as peace. And we like it. As a matter of fact we quickly become addicted to it because this “feeling good” this “peace” is an echo of who we truly are. We want more of it – it’s only natural.

The challenge then becomes to find it inside instead of trying to find it outside or to expect others to provide it for ourselves. This is the journey of peace. The inner journey that starts with the first step – awareness – our own personal awareness. When we depend on others to provide it for us we have then created a co-dependency.

Different experiences in life can lead you to that awareness. For some it is an illness, for others difficulty in relationships, and for others difficulty in finances or a loss. This is usually when we feel the call for something greater, when we reach out to try to understand the “why” in life and how we can find peace.

Each person will Master Peace in their own way. However, the first step starts with you. You must become aware you do matter. You must begin to take time for yourself. You must put yourself and your relationship with yourself first. Some may think this is being selfish, but it truly isn’t. You can’t give out what you don’t have. Until you take the time to search within and find inner peace – that true essence of who you are – you can not bring it to others and the world.

Written by: Antonia Hagens
Article sourced: naturally savvy