Every mind needs a little down time. When is the last time you gave your mind some down time or even idle time? Our minds never shut off, and if we keep them red lined they eventually go wacky on us. I can speak from personal experience.
As ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) as we all are these days, there is a need to focus on one task and slow our minds down. How many things are you doing right now? How many windows and tabs do you have open as you read this? My point exactly.
We are a multi-tasking society who has completely lost themselves amongst all this hustle and bustle. Think of the last time you went on a vacation. What happened? Did you not return refreshed with new ideas, new energy, and new feelings about your life? This is what happens when we pause, take a break, and give our minds some down time.
Our trouble tends to stem from being so busy that we lose connection with our innerself. We fill our time with too many activities and put ourselves on the backburner. Companies do this to their employees, parents do this to their kids, husbands and wives do this to each other, and most of all we do this to ourselves. Why?
About 6 months ago I started meditating after losing control of myself. I pushed myself to the point of losing control of my faith, myself, my family, and my marriage. It was scary. I hadn’t taken any down time for at least 6 years and finally my body said, “This is not ok and it needs to stop”.
One of the most frightening times of my life. I had to do something about it. I turned to God and felt him nudging me even closer to meditating. The message was very clear at that point. I needed to “slow down” so that I could find myself and my identity again.
Who knew after only a few weeks I would be feeling so great! I was lead to make changes in my life, I had new energy, and was putting ideas both new and old into practice. And I was only spending about 20-30 minutes mediating per day.
Meditation is a simple practice, and there is honestly no better time to start than today. Just last week I was sitting with a friend and encouraged her to start. It wasn’t but a few days later I got a message from her, that she started meditating and was already feeling it!
If I haven’t convinced you already, here are 8 strong reasons why you should think more about meditating:
- Better physical, mental, and emotional health and well being.
- Less stress.
- Better sleep.
- Personal and professional growth.
- Slow down your thoughts and mind.
- Produce more alkalinity which helps various bodily functions.
- Better concentration and focus.
- Overall stronger internal environment.
Meditation can be very powerful. Just think what 20-30 minutes of meditating per day can do for you.
Discussion Question: Have you ever thought about meditation for you? What is holding you back? You can leave a comment below.