Meditation Anyone?

Thinking you are unable to meditate is a little like thinking you are unable to breathe, or to concentrate or relax.’ Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are

This is the continuation of last month’s post about ‘Mindfulness’ and whether there is a difference compared to mediation.  I searched the www  for help in clarifying if they are the same thing.  Below is one explanation, which I hope helps 🙂

Meditation is when you intentionally set aside time to do something that’s good for you, and there are all kinds of meditations. Mindfulness is both a general awareness of the world and a formal meditation practice. It’s two things, not one. Meditation and mindfulness overlap in mindfulness meditation, which is one of the most popular types of meditation. Source: What’s Actually the Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation?

If you are still not convinced that you should explore mindfulness/meditation,  here are some of the benefits I found:  alleviates chronic pain; reduces stress; an, regulates emotions in the brain.  In addition, scientists and psychologists are also on board with the idea that these results can be gained by meditating.  Source: http://www.awaken.com/2017/01/benefits-of-meditation-2/

Here’s a quote that I love because it simplifies your investment in learning how to meditate:  “So, in meditation practice, the best way to get somewhere is to let go of trying to get anywhere at all.”Source: Wherever You Go, There You Are Quotes by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Do you think it’s worth exploring for your well-being?  In any case, it seems like anyone can do it, the only thing standing in your way is YOU :).

Here’s a link to information about some of the most popular meditation apps.

Meditation Apps

Until the next time Peace

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