4. Help others
5. Follow your passion.
Meditation is something which has the power to bring about the positive transformation in ones mindset.
Regular meditation practice helps to increase ones productivity at work.
1. I don't have time to meditate
In reality --- 5 mins is all it takes. I don't care if you have four jobs and 27 children, everybody has 5 mins. And that's all you need to start with. If you increase your time gradually, great. If not, totally fine.
2. Meditation is only for hippies, and Gurus.
In reality --- It's for everyone, even skeptics whoa re allergic to all things touchy-feely. Some Some hardest charging, highly-functioning people in society are embracing the practice as exercise for the brain.
3. I can't meditate because my mind is too busy.
In reality --- The good news and the bad news is --you are not special. Everyone's mind is out of control , even experienced meditators struggle with distraction. You don't need to clear your mind to meditate.
4. Getting happier will make me loose my edge.
In reality --- If you are already the ambitious , striving sort, you'll likely stay that way- but meditation may help you realize that certain outcomes are out of your control. It will teach you how to fail, get up, dust yourself off.
What does meditation do to brain?
In 2011 study at Harvard, researchers tool people who had never meditated before and had them do short daily dose of practice. Then they scanned their brains and found that gray matter associated with are of well being and compassion literally grew while ares associated with stress literally shrank.
Practice has also shown to boost focus and decrease age related cognitive decline.
Meditation reduces stress
Meditations doesn't just makes us feel less stressed, it's also linked to lower level of cortisol (the stress hormone).
Meditation makes us more compassionate
Meditation boosts self acceptance
People who regularly meditate are more accepting for their emotions which in turn boosts self control, resilience and performance.
To get started all you need to to is :
1. Sit up straight with eyes closed.
2. Focus your full attention on feeling of your breath coming in and going out.
3. Every time your mind wanders just return your attention to the feeling of breath.