Often times when people hear about meditation, they think of a buddist monk, a yogi, or some other spiritualist who walks the earth advocating peace and non-violence. But, meditation works for every day working people and I’d like you to answer three questions to quickly ascertain if daily meditation could work for you.
Do you ever feel over-stressed?
Do you ever feel a loss of concentration?
Do you ever feel that you don’t have a moment to yourself?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then meditation could probably help you.
Fresh out of graduate school, I was teaching sociology courses at a community college. One of my students who was old enough to be my mother, told me that I needed to learn to meditate. I looked at her baffled. Wondering how this person could tell me that I needed to meditate. And perhaps even secretly wondering if there is some kind of penalty for telling the professor that they essentially need to learn to dare I say it? “calm down” Anyway, the student gave me a book about meditation and I put it on my bookshelf, but I didn’t read it. I wasn’t ready. Years later when I started to want immediate release from stress, I went to that book and read it, but I also began to do all sorts of research on meditation. Now, when I need to calm myself or refocus, I sit and meditate for a few minutes. When I’m having trouble drifting off to sleep, I’ll meditate for about 15 minutes and then I’m out like a light.
Everywhere I go, I hear about how stressed out people are. I keep hearing how we need to let it go.
Meditation is a sure fire way to ease stress out of your life, to learn to let it go and to find focus for yourself.
If you want to rid yourself of some stress, give meditation a try. And let me know what happens…
Peace & Love
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