The flow on effects of meditation are incredibly positive.
By allowing ourselves time to unify our present moment awareness with our body sensations, feelings and overall perceptions of the world around us, we become more in tune with reality. With time, this awareness will increase allowing us to comprehend how we create the stories we tell ourselves. Meditation affords us the opportunity to fully comprehend how our minds are fashioning the meaning of events that take place around us. We begin to see that the beliefs we have around life events, ultimately, leads to how we construct the meaning of our lives.
In essence, with awareness, we can re-frame our thinking.
In a nutshell:
+ Mindfulness is simply the art of being intensely aware of the present moment. Every moment.
+ The practice encourages the observation of thoughts and feelings without criticism.
+ Regular practice of meditation allows participants to become more compassionate with themselves.
+ Mindfulness and meditation practice allow us to identify negative thought patterns before they send us spinning out of control.
+ Scientific studies have demonstrated that memory improves, creativity increases and reaction times become faster.
+ Over time, mindfulness brings about stability in mood and levels of happiness and well-being increase.
Take a mindful moment to complete this quiz. It’s a great tool to establish if meditation can benefit you:
- Do you find it difficult to stay focused on what’s happening moment to moment?
- When traveling, do you always have the end point in mind – never really paying attention to what you experience along the way
- Are you inattentive when completing routine daily activities?
- Are you preoccupied with events that happened in the past or imaginings about the future?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we invite you to open to the idea that you might be unwittingly daydreaming your life away.
Meditation is definitely for you!
The Nurtured Mind is committed to helping people explore a wide variety of meditation and relaxation techniques so that they can assess for themselves which style of practice best suits them.
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