MEDITATION
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“If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt and water mixed with air”

- Nayyirah Waheed

 

We can't know exactly when meditation started but experts agreed that this practice began thousands of years ago, before the birth of modern civilisation. “Several archaeological findings suggest that hunter-gatherers were practitioners of some forms of meditation, as were early shamans. Their knowledge was passed down orally from one generation to the next, helping to lay the crucial foundations of modern meditation.”  

 

When we talk about meditation, I believe that most of us associates it with Buddhism. Buddha lived in Southeast Asia about 2600 years ago and he inspired generations of practitioners to sit in mindful awareness and breathe their way to lasting peace. His teachings showed us that meditative concentration is one of the three trainings that when practiced together result in awakening  or enlightenment.

 

Meditation has the power to get you into the receiving mode. It helps you to release your normal resistant thoughts and relax yourself. When you are in this mode of alignment with your inner being, when you are tune with what you really are you open the void to receive your heart desires.

 

It has been stated by many wise people through our history, that we are vibrational energetic beings. And meditation is a powerful tool to make ourselves feel this energy running through our body. Focus in our breath has the power to calm ourselves bringing us to an harmonious state of being.

 

Repeated deep breaths naturally puts our heart rate more in sync with our breath. This makes our brain release endorphins, which are chemicals that have a natural calming effect.

 

Once you practice, more and more you will start to feel the connection between your mind and body. Going deeper and deeper you will be able to listen to your thoughts and let it go of what doesn't serve you.

 

Close your eyes allowing your thoughts to exist but instead of resistance, be aware, awake and put your intentions to feel relax, calm down and connect with your soul. Maybe at the beginning you will not feel or see any difference, but as the time goes by, you will start to understand what triggers your negative emotions and it will allow you to change the way you think and see things. 

 

You will then begin to be a better version of yourself.

 

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