There is a simple and effective strategy to combat the damaging effects of modern living, and that is simply to practice the art of meditation. Meditation is simply a state of awareness, a quietness that facilitates peace, joy and acceptance. To live in consciousness, one must first practice the art of meditation. The immense benefits of this healing practice affect both the mind and physical body.
While it may be fashionable in this day and age to practice meditation, this powerful inner state of awareness can be traced back thousands of years to the time of prehistoric man. Archaeological assertions state that a meditative or altered state of consciousness was achieved through early man’s rapt attention on the flames of fire which brought about a trance-like state.
Meditation is a skill that requires nothing more than oneself and a quiet space. No sign-up fee or equipment is required. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? And yet, often one encounters obstacles that hinder the process of healing the body and mind. Most often these include:
- The inability to quieten the mind from distracting thoughts,
- The difficulty in making the time and commitment
Like all treasure troves, discovered through gargantuan efforts, the priceless value of meditation lies in its vast powers of transformation in the physical and mental/emotional body. Regular routine practice of meditation is known to:
- Bring about peace of mind,
- Reduce stress, depression and anxiety,
- Lower heart rate and blood pressure,
- Improve creativity,
- Unlock human potential,
- Improved self-concept,
- Increase in energy levels.
The list of the potent power of healing that is inherent in our beings, brought about through meditation, is by no means conclusive. On-going research continues to be conducted and experts will further the cause of meditation as the means to achieving that universal and eternal quest for inner peace, good health and happiness. Harness the power of inherent healing; invest the time and energy in your body’s power to bring about physical and mental well-being through connecting to consciousness.