It seems that meditation has now become a new sport and a new conversation not just among monks and spiritual tribes, but to regular people of all ages and areas of life, and yet not quite doable for many.
Lets bring some light to this.
Science is proving that regular practice of meditation can have many health and life benefits, such as:
1. Releases stress
2. Increases resilience from emotional reactions
3. Improves creativity and problem solving skills
4. Helps manifestation of your desires and goals
5. Makes your DNA younger
7. Enhances learning and memory
8. Improves focus, concentration and attention
9. Brings relief to many health issues
Some 5,000 years ago , people began to harness the inner stillness of meditation to reconnect with their inner intelligence. It’s been part of many ancient practices, from India, Tibet, China, Japan, South America and beyond.
And in more recent times, there are many modern-day spiritual icons and leaders like Paramahansa Yogananda, Deepak Chopra, Gandhi and even Russell Simmons, Steve Jobs and Oprah who use meditation to create extraordinary outcomes.
As for the rest of us ? Yes, millions of people today already use this practice to relax, sleep better, focus and even heal. But few understand its fullest power:
Meditation can turn you into a powerful human… by tapping you into a Universal field of intelligence and accessing a personal power so potent that you can literally create…anything. Does that sound a little out there? It won’t when you consider the evidence.
Studies show the conscious mind can only handle about 40 bytes of information a second, while our subconscious mind is taking in millions of bytes of information every second, to do things like continuing to allow your heart to pump right now and other pretty important body functions.
In Dr. Maxwell Maltz’s book Psycho-Cybernetics, he mentions the part of the brain called the Reticular Activation System (RAS), which is responsible for filtering of the information and choosing which 40 bytes of information make it to your conscience awareness, deleting most of the reality around you.
We will share more in the future in the use of RAS for creating and manifesting your life goals.
If you’re reading this, chances are you already know there are countless studies verifying the power of meditation for accessing your subconscious, digging out hidden truths about yourself, your habits and your thought patterns, and even for rewiring your behaviour. Or for helping with stress relief and emotional resilience.
What you may not yet know is that more recent studies prove the benefits of meditation go even deeper than you may expect. For instance, a growing body of research shows that meditation physically strengthens your brain, with effects including increased cortical thickness, increased gray matter density, and improved white matter mechanisms.
Harvard neuroscientists were also stunned in a recent study that showed gray matter rebuilding itself in the brains of people who meditated just 20 minutes a day for 8 weeks!
And then meditation can program you with better autopilot habits and thought patterns by upgrading your DNA sequencing. In fact it even prevents your telomere strands from shortening, which protects you against a host of illnesses like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
Here is some scientific research for those of you who have more logical circuits in your Human Design :).
Okay…so if both, science AND spirituality tell us we can use meditation to turn off all that noise, access our inner voice, heal, and tap into the source of our innate ability to manifest, then what’s stopping you from sitting down right now, and creating your reality? :)
The challenge is in overcoming meditation’s biggest obstacle: Yourself
Finding the time to sit down and meditate can be challenging – especially when the act of meditation itself can be hard to get it right.
There’s the mind chatter. The background noise. The itches and twitches. The imperfect technique. The inconsistency of being able to meditate one day, and being distracted the next.
A practice that might help you:
Detach from mind chatter and conscious thoughts, and allow them to pass through you as they come, as easily as sand slipping through your fingers…
Breath through and start scanning your body. When your thoughts come back, go back to your breath. Smoothly and enjoyably lower your brainwaves from high activity to a lower activity, where your highest state of being resides.
And on a personal level, Keidi and I love and practice meditation which has brought us many of the benefits mentioned above.
However, we also believe that every individual has to find their own way of practicing mindfulness.
Human Design shows that for some people it might be very natural to sit down and stay with the breath and and for some it might be not so. Their design is not wired for that and they have to use other mindful tools and practices.
We share and teach our clients the best and unique way for them to meditate and invite you to reach out if you need support with it.
Happy meditating !
Diana and Keidi