What most people don’t know is that meditation is not just a tool that can be used to help reduce stress and anxiety in your life, it’s also a powerful way to transform every area of your life for the better.
It’s certainly something I never thought about when I first started meditating as all I wanted was to have a little more peace of mind in my life each day. I was tired of feeling anxious about the future and overwhelmed by what I had to do each day.
Before I got into the habit of meditating my main way to deal with stress and pressures of everyday life was to exercise. While exercise obviously helped to get rid of tension from my body, it didn’t help to change the way I dealt with stress or get to the bottom of why my mind worried so much about the future.
Within a few weeks of meditating on a regular basis, I started to notice a difference in how I was handling things that would normally cause me to feel stressed or rushed. There was a sense of calmness in my head and body that hadn’t been there before and it made is so much easier to focus on solutions, rather than problems.
As the days and weeks flew by I learned to really value my meditation time each day. I looked forward to it like someone lost in a desert would look forward to finding an oasis of water after a long, hot march through the blistering heat. Meditation allowed me to forget about myself for awhile and instead tap into a vast ocean of inner peace.
We don’t get to see just how much pressure we put ourselves under until we take time out to sit and be still for awhile and allow the tension to dissolve from the mind and body. However, the key to inner peace isn’t just to sit and be still because for many people trying to sit still would be akin to self-torture.
In today’s fast-paced world we need more than forcing ourselves to do something that out mind and body just isn’t used to. Instead, we need to train the mind to get used to paying attention to the present moment. When we do that, then meditation becomes simple and inner peace and calmness naturally happen.
Over the years meditation has demonstrated to me that it has the power to transform the way our life looks and feels from a space of freeing the mind to allow new possibilities to become available. The way your life looks right now is a product of the way you view yourself and the world around you – and that view comes from your subconscious beliefs.
It’s not until we let go of negative or limiting beliefs that our lives can change. There are only 2 ways I know that we can do this. The first is to choose the belief we want to have and then take massive action on it until we make it a reality. The second way is to create a different relationship with the mind through meditation and discover that our beliefs were never real in the first place.
Meditation is a silent power that frees the mind from limitations and opens up new parts of the mind and brain that causes you to think and feel differently about things in the very best of ways. It gives you a fresh and new perspective on yourself, your potential, and your purpose in life, just by sitting quietly and doing nothing.
Easy Meditation Techniques For Transformation
Here are 3 simple meditation methods that have the power to transform your life from the inside-out and bring more light and joy into your life.
1. Centering Meditation
2. Forgiveness Meditation
When we hold onto past pain or grievances then we’re really just holding onto negative thoughts and feelings that are limiting our potential for happiness and peace in our life. The forgiveness meditation helps to break the shackles of the past and free our energy for the future.
Find a comfortable place to sit, close your eyes, and take 3 slow, deep breaths, to relax yourself and be present. Then, think of someone in your life that you still need to forgive. Imagine that they are sitting in front of you and you are looking into their eyes. Now say to them, “I forgive you,” and just notice any thoughts or feelings that may come up as you say these words, and then repeat the phrase, “I forgive you.” Keep saying these words to them until you feel at peace. Use this meditation anytime you want to allow more forgiveness in your life.
3. Blue Sky Meditation
When we are at peace and the mind is quiet it is similar to when we look into a clear blue sky. A clear blue sky is utterly empty and if you look at it for a little while without thinking about it, you’ll notice that your mind starts to empty as well.
For this meditation, all you need to do is lay down on the ground and look up into the blue sky and keep looking at it for as short or long as you like. The longer you look at it, the more you will start to notice that your mind is quieting down and a stillness is washing over you. This is such a simple, yet powerful meditation to unclutter the mind and relax the mind and body deeply.
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