Your thoughts are racing, anxiety is high, the pain is unbearable, and the noise in your head is so constant and loud that it almost seems normal. You have things to do and places to be. You are busy and you need to get things done without wasting an ounce of your time awake. Somebody recommends sitting quietly for a few minutes and you may even laugh in their face. If this describes you at all, please keep reading.
Meditation is not as common in the west as it is in the east, but people in the west are also not nearly as serene, calm, and at peace, as they are in the east. That is not a coincidence by any stretch of the word. Nobody is asking you to adopt new beliefs or a new way of living entirely. Meditation is a practice that has the potential to change your life internally. I hope you consider sitting for a few minutes at the start or end of each day, preferably both. Here are some of the main ways that meditation can change your life.
1. Pain Relief
If you are in physical pain, meditation may not be the solution that comes to your mind right off the bat. Regardless of how severe the pain is or the location of its persistence, meditating has a powerful ability to relieve the pain you experience. Pain is more mental than physical, as is just about every other aspect of your life. The experience of pain is cut in half with the help of meditation in most cases. In fact, if you practice meditation regularly, physical pain may not even be an issue for you any longer because of the ability it will provide you, to be in the present moment.
2. Enhance Your Sex Life
One of the main reasons why women, particularly, struggle with enjoying sex is because they get stuck in their heads. Sex is not something you should be thinking about and analyzing. Your body is capable of providing you with a magnificent experience as long as you are in the present moment. Meditation is the ultimate practice of centering yourself and bringing your thoughts into the now. For both men and women, the practice of meditation improves your sex life as it quiets self-judgment and the head noise that can and does get in the way of your sex life.
If for no other reason, meditate for serenity. Meditation works for prolonged serenity, a lifestyle of serenity, and serenity for particular moments. Once again, it comes back to quieting your thoughts and providing you with a pause and some space before reacting to the world. As a human being in the world you live in, it is easy to fall into mental traps that do more harm than good. Meditation in the morning prepares you for a day of peace, productivity, and serenity. Meditation at night helps you to quiet your thoughts, quell the judgement, and sleep soundly.
4. Withstand Emotional Events
Meditation has a powerful ability to help you through profound emotional events. Meditation helps soldiers through war, a survivor of trauma, a victim of any of life’s atrocities, and more. If you practice meditation regularly you can overcome life’s hardships, you can heal, and you can move forward with your life. Meditation provides you with a mental armor that can guide you through the most difficult days in your life. You can come out stronger, unscathed, with compassion and humility, rather than many negative alternatives.
5. Increase Focus
A regular practice of meditation does amazing things for your ability to focus. One of the most common excuses for not meditating is time. If you meditate, you don’t need as much time because your focus is increased and more effective throughout each day. People who make meditation a daily practice get more done with peace of mind, than people who are anxiously trying to slam more into each day.
Meditation can heal your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being all in one sit. Meditation is beneficial for every person on this earth. Meditation is the time to listen, to grow, and to prosper. Lives improve drastically when the practice of meditation is added into a daily routine. There is truly nothing to lose, but there is so much to gain.