From the lovely Wikipedia:
Meditation can be defined as a practice where an individual focuses his or her mind on a particular object, thought or activity to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. Meditation may be used to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. It may be done while sitting, repeating a mantra, and closing the eyes in a quiet environment.
Meditation has been practiced since antiquity in numerous religious traditions and beliefs. Since the 19th century, it has spread from its Asian origins to Western cultures where it is commonly practiced in private and business life. Meditation is under psychological, neurological, and cardiovascular research to define its possible health effects.
I actively meditate as a way to connect with my goals; it’s a wonderful visualization tool, as well as a calming agent that helps me gain clarity on my action steps. So, since I’m finding it so beneficial, of course, I’m advocating to my clients that they too incorporate mediation into their lives.
Up to now, I’ve been fairly random with my practice, using a variety of sources and different types of mediations. This year I’m hitching my meditation practice wagon to The Creation Space Meditation offered by Danielle LaPorte (of course).
I’ve integrated it into a morning routine as a means of starting my day with clarity and connection to my deep desires. Since I began, I can indeed feel a difference in how I approach my day. My husband’s truck (our sole source of transportation) stopped dead on Christmas eve over 200 miles from our house. What normally would have sent me into a tailspin of worry was instead met with calm decision making and a healthy dose of gratitude that things weren’t as bad as they could have been (he made it home for Christmas and the repairs were covered under warranty (sigh)).
As it is with all of the techniques, tools, and such I recommend to my clients, I can vouch for the benefits of a regular meditation practice.
The Next Chapter – 30 day Mediation Challenge.
Have you ever meditated? Did you in the past, but have since let the practice fall to the wayside? Join me outside your comfort zone for the next 30 days and squeeze in a mediation or two each day starting January 2nd.
You can easily find mediations through the many different FREE and low cost aps available in the Google Play and iOS app stores. I also have some posted here under “Monday Mediation” that I found and liked on YouTube.
If you’d like to purchase a meditation, I definitely recommend the Creation Space Kit – just click the logo above and it’ll take you right there. You get a 10 minute and a 20 minute version of the meditation audio along with a few printables.
OR YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN!
You can follow the simple step below to be entered for a drawing to WIN a copy of The Creation Space Mediation Kit (as listed above).
To enter the drawing, click here to join our email list. And don’t worry, I promise there will be no overloading your inbox. I send folks on my email list exclusive offers, discounts, and advance notice of upcoming events as they happen – no more than once a month.
The winner will be picked January 1st and will receive an email with the link to immediately download their Creation Space kit.
Here’s to trying new things and making 2018 the best NEXT CHAPTER in your life!
Sending love and light,
The Next Chapter