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Why Should We Meditate?

Updated: Jan 12

Why Should We Meditate

Why meditate?

At the beginning of treatment in April 2018 a wise man once told me “Prayer is the man speaking to God – meditation is God speaking to man”, and boom, the lights went on for me. This is something I have built into the foundation of my recovery and I share this little pearl of wisdom with anyone who comes into treatment with a closed mind toward what meditation is and how it could help them in their recovery.


Meditation was mandatory and there was no way I could wangle my way out of it. So, every morning I attended this meditation slot where I was introduced to Oprah and Deepak’s 21-day meditation challenge.



This helped immensely in working on developing the necessary open-mindedness I needed to take another look at meditation and what it could contribute to my recovery in terms of thinking and behaviour.


Prayer is man talking to God, Meditation is God talking to man

I cried most of those 21 days because I wanted to heal, I was desperate for anything that could help me turn down the noise. This 21-day challenge offered wisdom and tools to help me become aware, deal with, and overcome some of the most difficult roadblocks in my mind.


I finally found something that could help me get reconnected spiritually, something that could help me acknowledge the noise and turn it down, something that could give me a place, a kind of “war room” where I could take my fears, insecurities, self-doubt, and negative core beliefs and turn them into a force to propel me forward and onward instead of those things being the glue which keeps me stuck in a dark and lonely place with no hope of escaping.


Meditation does not have to be long. It does not have to be guided, once you get to master turning down the external, meditation becomes a powerful tool in the journey of self-awareness and rewiring the brain.


Meditation is about nourishing and blossoming our spirits

Meditation helps me to focus on the present, the here and now, it empowers me to start my day positively and whenever I find myself feeling off during the day, I meditate, wherever and whenever.


Google meditation for dummies (beginners) and there is a cornucopia of websites, all of them will have the basics of meditation, and you can pick and choose what works for you.


It is going to take commitment, determination, and perseverance in the beginning, but I promise you, when all else fails me, meditation is the one thing I can count on to pull myself toward to feel better.



“Our entire existence is experienced through our minds, and our perspective on life can dramatically alter once we begin meditating. Being inspired to start meditating is very different from actually doing it, however, and you’ll only feel the benefits of meditation by beginning and maintaining a regular practice. To get meditation, you need to do meditation.


To calm your mind, you need to begin by sitting with its untamed nature.”


The body benefits from movement while our minds benefit from stillness

“The process of meditating is easy: simply sit and practice. All you have to do is close your eyes, stay focused on your breathing, and let your mind do its thing. This is the one skill where you don’t have to strive to achieve something — just a place of stillness where no effort is required.”



Why Should We Meditate Infographic

Summary:

Embark on a transformative journey into the world of meditation. Uncover the profound impact of daily practice on inner healing, spiritual connection, and mental well-being. The narrative shares a personal experience, emphasizing the role of meditation in recovery. Introduced through Oprah and Deepak's 21-day meditation challenge, the text explores how meditation becomes a powerful tool for self-awareness and rewiring the mind. The author's emotional journey during the challenge highlights the transformative nature of meditation. Practical advice encourages beginners to explore various meditation techniques. The summary concludes with insights on the simplicity of meditation—closing eyes, focusing on breath, and embracing stillness. Experience the benefits of meditation by starting this transformative practice today.

Introduction to Meditation as Divine Communication

The blog begins with a profound insight: "Prayer is the man speaking to God – meditation is God speaking to man." This statement highlights the transformative potential of meditation. The author shares how this wisdom became foundational in their recovery journey, emphasizing the importance of meditation as a tool for communication with the divine.

Mandatory Introduction to Meditation

Emotional Healing Through Meditation

Spiritual Reconnection and Turning Down the Noise

Meditation as a Daily Empowerment Ritual

In essence, the blog promotes meditation not only as a spiritual practice but as a practical and transformative tool for emotional healing, spiritual reconnection, and daily empowerment in the journey of recovery.


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