Meditation may be the number one good health habit that so many people say to themselves “Oh, what a great idea, that’s terrific, I definitely should do this”. But few do. Would you be willing to try meditation if you knew that it only requires 3 minutes per day?
Caution: don’t start meditating just because you think you should. Better to wait and try it when you really want to see if it can help you in some way.
Ours minds are like the surface of the ocean. Thoughts come in waves, and sometimes there is turbulence. Meditation takes you below the surface, into calm water, where your brain can rest. At the same time, it exercises the brain by encouraging focus onto one thing for more than a few seconds.
Most of the time, our thoughts drift between several things almost simultaneously: the past and future more than the now. It is ironic that, even in the present, we are not usually present. We are planning for what we will do or what we should have done. We are not appreciating what is happening now. We are usually in a state that is not real, but in another time.
Meditation trains you to the now. This is not easy, since most of us have let our minds go free and without an effort to focus. Our brains have become lazy, and this practice can bring some order.
If we don’t exercise our bodies, we quickly get out of shape, even fat, unattractive, and unhealthy. The same happens to a brain. Especially a brain addicted to digital devices, this brain that has a hard time concentrating on only one thing. Probably, this can make it more difficult for this person to focus on another person, a partner, a child, a parent.
Meditation has been described as “The Next Generation of Exercise”. Your already exercise your body. Meditation exercises your mind, which is both harder and easier than exercising the body. We want to make it easy for you.
Next: the 3 minute meditation
In our next post, we will describe how to do this practice well in only 3 minutes. In the meantime, if you want to read how meditation can help you, look at some of the links below.
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