Meditation is great for overall life. It helps us mentally, spiritually, and physically. It helps with depression, clears the mind, regulates your mood, and any other kind of mental disorders. It helps improve our performance levels in the brain by increasing our gamma waves allowing us to focus more. Meditation can also help reduce addictions or cravings giving you more strength and willpower to fight the urge. It can also help with pain management and other medical concerns like heart disease and strokes. The list goes on and these are just to name a few. The list is endless when it comes to meditation. Besides, when you think about it, it has been around around more than 4,600 years ago. That was way it was before science really existed.
Most people picture meditation as a 3 hour process. While there are meditations that are that long, no one is expected to sit that length of time being new. Meditation can be as short and simple as you make it. It is all about your intentions and what you want to release into the universe to make happen. After all, it is all about releasing the mind. As I posted in my last blog, "Me time" is so important and what better way to spend time getting to know you with yourself than in meditation. If you have a spiritual belief system, meditation could be seen prayer if you really think about it. It is when you spiritually connect with your divine because you are connecting with you. If you don't have a spiritual belief system, no problem. That is what is so great about meditation. You don't need one in order to practice it either. Anyone can do it.
All it takes is 3-5 minutest a day. It is best to meditate on a daily basis to see the full benefits. If you have trouble meditating on your own, there are centers and groups that offer meditation. You can check in your local area on sites like Meetup.com or the Oneness University websites. Meditation can lead to so much more that is beyond our knowledge. It can be a true beginning to finding yourself and developing yourself.