Who has time to meditate, right!?

You can look at meditation in one of two ways:

  • As a necessary evil that you must do in order to achieve peace and calm

         OR

  • As an exciting way to quite your mind and get some really good insight into life.

Most people feel it’s the former for reasons like…

  • “But I have kids and they just won’t leave me alone long enough”

(I do too and it’s hard. Try waking a little earlier before they do to grab about 5 minutes to meditate or do it right before going to sleep. Or you could be like me and hide in the bathroom just to get some quiet alone time.)

  • “People will think I’m weird”

(Quite the opposite. Although meditation has been around since the dawn of earth, it’s actually quite popular now)

  • “I have too many things on my mind”

(Yes, things may run through your mind as you attempt to quite it. That’s just the nature of the beast. In order to bypass this little caveat, allow the “things” to float in but then try imagining it on a little floating cloud leaving your thought space. It’s important to not try to force it away or you may end up with a headache as I have.)

  • “It takes too long to do”

(You can set aside anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours! There is no set time limit. Sometimes I drift into meditation while I’m driving while still focusing on the road of course!)

  • “Meditation doesn’t work”

 

Here is some pretty compelling evidence as to why it does work from Psychology Today:

REASON #1:  Increases immune function (Reference)

REASON #2:  Increases Positive Emotion (Reference)

REASON #3:  Increases social connection & emotional intelligence (Reference)

REASON #4:  Improves your ability to introspect (Reference)

REASON #5: Improves your ability to be creative & think outside the box (Reference)

So the next time you feel like its a drag to sit in a calming environment, just think of some of the reasons above why it’s beneficial to take as little as 5 minutes to calm, relax and center the mind on the here and now.  And as a result, you’ll find yourself a bit more intuitive too!

Try this Guided Meditation for intuition development by clicking here!

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