We all know someone who seems like a nervous ball of energy with too many issues swimming around in their mind, and no one wants to be that person. It’s easy to recognize in others, but harder to see it in ourselves. Meditation is a tool used to calm the mind so that a person can approach life in a well thought out way with deliberate actions towards long term goals that are harmonious with our environment.
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Everyone Can Meditate. Even Those Who Think They Can’t.
Meditation is more than just a matter of sitting down, closing the eyes and trying to make the mind go blank. This is often what people think of when they imagine meditating. That or visions of monks in a faraway monastery, chanting for hours while in a blissful state of enlightenment. Thankfully these are just examples of what meditation might look like, but not a prescription for how it has to work.
What It Means to Be Mindful and Why It Is So Essential
It is impossible to live a life without having moments of focused attention and attunement. However, those moments can be rarer than we like to admit. It is easy in the busyness of daily life to move from one thing to the next without investing our full attention.