Morning Meditation & NLP?
When you consider jumping into something like guided mindful meditation, if you are like me, you may put on the brakes and shout “Whoa, hold on!” Just the phrase alone can seem daunting:
Guided Mindful Meditation
Well, ok, on second look, at least the ‘guided’ part puts me at ease. It reminds me that there’s a chance I may actually be able to ‘keep up’ and ‘do this thing’.
It’s funny how many clients come in for session talking about meditation, they have either tried meditating, or practice a daily meditation, or wonder if hypnosis is similar to a meditation exercise? (it is, but that’s not what this post is about!)
They often comment on how hard it is to keep the mind still, and to stop thinking thoughts (good luck with that one!) I believe the thoughts never truly stop, they simply keep running in the background (a form of self-hypnosis, or self-talk).
But I digress! See how easy it is to become distracted?! To let the mind wander!
It really is true: You can get Lost in your Thoughts!
That is one reason meditation is so very useful. It eases the mind into a state of calm tranquility. It teaches the mind to be ‘quiet’ so that you can get in touch with the other thoughts running in the background, or take a peep inside, on a deeper level, and uncover those awesome ideas and inspirations that are rolling around inside of you, just waiting to bubble up to the surface.
And on a surface level, where the outside world can become, at times, just so downright annoying! Meditation helps you calm the ruffles and smooth the edges.
In other words: meditation brings an immediate reduction in stress levels of the body.
WOW…the Benefits of Meditation warrant their own blog post. But for now, a quick summary reveals that meditation can reduce stress, quiet the mind, release tension, allowing your body to live in a tension-free zone, which improves your health, your well-being, sharpens your ability to focus and concentrate (eliminating distraction).
I don’t want to bore you with so much more. But meditation can also be a way of putting yourself into a state of self-hypnosis, to make positive changes in your life.
Are you ready to jump in yet?