Top 5 Reasons You Should Meditate
December 26, 2011 24 Comments
This article stems from my last post titled Top 5 Reasons You Don’t Meditate
Mediation is an incredibly powerful tool.
A daily mediation practice can have many benefits for your overall health and life.
Here are my top 5 reasons why I think everyone should try meditation:
1. Physical Benefits:
We all undergo many stressful situations in our life. School work, jobs, dealing with people, and sitting in traffic are all some examples of things that cause stress in our lives. If we don’t deal with this stress properly, we begin to feel tension within our bodies.
Tension is not a good thing. Tension causes a lot of strain on our vital organs and on our brain. Many people who are stressed out all the time experience frequent headaches and migranes.
A good meditation practice can prevent all of this.
By meditating daily and in times of stress, you can clear your mind of all stressful thoughts and in turn, eliminate stressful emotions and feelings. Eliminating this stress can make our daily lives a lot easier and a lot more relaxing.
Mediation has also been proven to help individuals lose weight, maintain a healthy blood pressure level, lower cholesterol, improve blood flow, and decrease the aging process.
2. Mental Benefits
With meditation, you are able to free your mind of all negative thoughts.
When you meditate, you quiet your mind of all the thoughts racing through your mind. Quieting these thoughts helps you deal with stressful and negative situations that happen in your daily life. It becomes a lot easier to simply allow negative thoughts and emotions to pass, and focus on positive outcomes for the future.
Meditation has been proven to develop your intuition, increase creativity, resolve phobias and fears, increase your productivity level, and even increase brain size.
3. Spiritual Benefits
Deep levels of meditation can lead to some amazing spiritual experiences.
For me, one of those experiences came in the form of an out-of-body experience.
I have never looked at life the same.
It was an extremely humbling and confirming experience for me knowing now that we are not limited and bound by our physical bodies.
Developing yourself spiritually can make life seem a lot easier.
I no longer worry about petty things in life and I have learned to appreciate things a lot more.
I suggest you try to get on the same page we are, you will feel a lot better afterwards.
Life is all about balance.
Without balance, we form addictions and compulsions.
Addictions and compulsions can lead us down terrible paths in life that can have dire consequences. I have seen good friends lose their life to addictions.
Addiction is a disease, but can be treated.
Meditation is one way to incorporate balance in your life.
With a good meditation practice, you can focus your mind on things that will benefit your overall well-being. You will realize the things in your life that are harming your health, and you can work towards re-wiring your mind to throw out all these nasty addictions and compulsions.
With meditation, you will feel more open towards people and you will be inclined to help them out in their lives as well. You will create more opportunities to meet other people just like you who will help you on your journey through life.
5. Experience Inner Joy
When I am in a deep meditative state, I am sometimes overwhelmed with a euphoric feeling that is only describable if you actually experience it.
This euphoria is my body in a completely relaxed state that I like to describe as a “flow” of positivity.
I feel absolutely amazing and my mind focuses on all the positive aspects of my life if it begins to wander and judge the experience.
I don’t need material items to give me joy.
I only need myself.
I can tap into my inner-self and feel a deep apprecaition and love for this unique experience we call life.
Life is incredibly bizarre, and at times we don’t truly realize how wonderful an opportunity we have to grace this earth with our presence.
We have this fleshy physical body vessel like operating system that we get to operate and use to create whatever we truly want.
If you can use meditaiton to rid your life of all worry and stress, your creative powers begin to FLOURISH with no boundaries caused by negativity.
If you are interested in beginning a meditative practice or taking your current practice to the next level, here are some resources to help you get started:
Enjoy! You will truly enjoy the experience once you become able to completely let go.