This episode covers the importance of incorporating meditation into your life and how it affects you physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. This concept takes all that has been discussed previously, and applies it directly to your own personal and spiritual experiences.
Over the course of history, and even more and more today, there have been literally hundreds – if not thousands of studies showing the positive effects that meditation has on us.
Meditation can look like many different things, but among all of the forms of meditation there is generally one very common practice that connects them all, and this is mindfulness of breath.
With mindfulness of breath, you can apply your meditativeness to anything, whether it be the traditional seated-and-meditating practice, laying down, or even going for a walk with lots of deep breathing.
With this in mind, you can even be in a meditative state while doing the dishes, mowing the lawn, singing, dancing, painting, or even something like teaching. It’s all about being in the flow with yourself.
The more you practice, the easier it is to quiet your mind and find yourself in a state of mental clarity and inner peace. Our minds are naturally active, but it’s very common for us to have over-active minds, and turning the volume down on the mind-chatter can do wonders for our state of being.
It is once we have calmed ourselves down that we can hear our true inner-voice come through, and in that state, it is vital that we listen internally to receive what is coming through us.
Studies show that meditation and mindfulness reduces stress, anxiety and worry from people. It improves focus, mood and can even help with more extreme versions of mood disorders or things like ADHD. It also has the capacity to affect the world around us tremendously. In more than a few studies we have seen that even crime rates drop in areas where group meditation is a regular practice.
In our fast paced world, it is important that we take the time to tap into ourselves. For those who want to explore beyond this physical realm, meditation and the breath is the key to exploring altered states like lucid dreaming and astral projection.
The more that we practice, the easier it is to slip into these relaxed states, and explore incredible realms which are difficult to conceive of from this physical dimension.