I am not a meditator, but there are plenty of reasons that I should be. Once during a mind swirling episode where thoughts fly faster than jumbled worried words, a friend told me to calm down and try meditating. I calmed right down and started eye rolling. Immediately I pictured that serene portrait of a woman with flowing hair perched patiently inhaling and exhaling with her chin tilted up toward the heavens. BaHaHaHa! I have got STUFF to DO! Who, first of all really has hair that great and secondly has the TIME to just sit there inhaling and exhaling?
However, there seems to be lots of time to do other healthy stuff and research totes that meditation might just be the push up for the brain. Athletes benefit immensely from meditational processes as it reduces and reuses STRESS. Let bad stress out. Use good stress to excel. Sharpen your mind along with your body because it is all connected. Also meditation can change the brain mapping to actually help anxiety, depression, insomnia and perhaps even certain illnesses.
ALRIGHT! Let’s do this thing!
What do I do?
Exactly. I don’t know. I picked up Jon Rasmussen: Practical Meditations for the Modern Lifestyle to get me started. For the month of February, I will try to meditate a little bit everyday and I invite you to join me on this mental adventure.
Peace be with You