Not a day seems to go by that I don't see an article about meditation being embraced in the workplace and in schools. The most recent was a Canadian police force, meditating.
This is happening all over the world, as a focus on well being is becoming more important in business and in education. To see something like this being recognized and accepted in so many places globally, and in previously "unlikely" spots, is an indication that people are searching. Searching for answers, solutions, positivity, better results....and starting to realize that we find that not by looking outside of ourselves, but by going within.
What are the benefits that so many are waking up to recognize about meditation?
Reduces stress and anxiety. We stop thinking about stressful things in our lives and this allows us to weaken the neural connectors relating to stress and anxiety, and become calmer and more rational in dealing with these things.
Improves health. As a result of reduced stress and anxiety, health improves and stress related ailments start to correct themselves.
Gain clarity. When we are stressed out, it limits blood flow to the frontal part of the brain and we can't tap into our creative solutions. Removing the stress helps us gain more clarity as we free up this part of the brain.
Nourishes the mind. Instead of filling our minds with negativity and worry, we are actually providing positive nourishment for our minds.
Increased happiness is a result of the calming and new control you feel within.
Quiets the mind and improves our ability to focus when we are not meditating. You gain more control over your thoughts and are able to make choices more on purpose, while ignoring distractions that can take you off course.
Brings about answers to questions we are searching for. We cannot effectively solve challenges when we are busy and stressed. When we calm the mind, we can start tapping into our creative side to find the answers to our questions.
We feel calmer, more in control, more confident, happier, healthier, more self assured when we engage in practices like this that focus on developing our mind. The ways that we "feed" our minds are as important as how we feed our bodies.
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