I used to wonder why spiritual teachers, wealthy entrepreneurs, and personal development teachers laid emphasis on meditation. I thought meditating was a waste of time since it had no benefits. However, after meditating daily, in the morning and before I go to bed, for about three months, I discovered the amazing reasons why everyone should meditate.
You must meditate because:
1.Meditation Enables You to Realize the Existence of a Higher Power Within You
By placing your attention on your breath during meditation, you’ll notice that you don’t control the breathing process because there is a Higher Power within you controlling it.
2.Meditation Shifts Your Brain Waves from Beta to Gamma Waves
Several researchers have discovered that your brain produces waves that determine the quality of your life. Mainly, our brains produce high beta waves because we are often stressed, fearful, frustrated, or anxious. The high beta waves are bad because they result in a chaotic brain and weaken the immune system.
Meditation is thus good for you because it stimulates the production of gamma waves, which are associated with high levels of happiness, creativity, and improved awareness.
3.You’ll Feel Relaxed
It’s difficult for your mind to be crowded with thoughts while meditating because meditation quietens your mind and leads to mental relaxation.
4.Meditation Enables you To Experience the Now
Focusing on your breath while meditating will bring you into the present moment and allow you to experience its beauty. For a moment, you’ll forget about the past and the future, and you’ll experience the stillness of the present moment. You’ll feel how the wind interacts with your body, and you’ll hear the birds and crickets sing their sweet songs. You’ll discover several things that always happen in the present moment, but you never notice because your brain is usually thinking about the future or the past.
5.Meditation Enables You to Understand Your Feelings and Thinking Pattern
Meditation allows you to observe your thoughts and feelings and realize how you always think and feel. It makes you understand that your life is the way it is because of your thoughts and feelings.
As Ed Halliwell and Jonty Heaversedge put it, ‘by calmly, quietly and kindly observing our mind, we see our repetitive, negative thinking patterns, our uncomfortable feelings – anger, perhaps, sadness or fear – and we notice how they impel us towards reactions which cause us suffering, even though we hope they will make us happier (Ed Halliwell and Jonty Heaversedge – The Mindful Manifesto).’
You must practice meditation daily even if you have a busy schedule. Try meditating for at least five minutes a day, and you’ll realize the above benefits of meditation and many others. You’ll realize that meditation lowers your stress levels, increases focus, awakens your intuition, and connects you to your surroundings.
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