"Quiet please!" I'm not telling YOU to be quiet. I'm telling my brain to pipe down. My brain works overtime it seems; running a mile a minute to manage my time, my focus, my emotions, my communication, etc. Phew! It needs to get some rest and to refresh. Sure, sleeping accomplishes that partially, but the practice of meditation can really launch you into powerful control over your over-functioning mind.
Today let’s talk about meditation.
I bet the minute you read the word “meditation” you thought of someone sitting cross legged, wearing white clothes, sitting at the end of a pier on some tranquil lake.
You probably didn’t envision me, in my sweaty workout clothes, in my cat cave (my third bedroom used for relaxation and meditation adorned with IKEA cat curtains) lying on the ground with a pillow under my knees trying to quiet my racing brain, did ya?
The point is, ANYONE can meditate, and EVERYONE should. Look, I hate throwing the should word around, but ma-dudes, meditation can change your life.
I won’t waste your time listing all of the benefits of meditation that you can easily google yourself. Suffice it to say that if you’re serious about living your best life on your own terms, you should (there’s that word again) seriously consider a meditation practice.
Now notice what I just said. A meditation practice. Because, lordy lordy, does it take practice. Our brains are wired to constantly chatter at us and it takes practice to quiet that shit down. But quiet it down we must if we ever hope to fully embrace this chaotic thing called life.
Look, my brain wreaks havoc with me all the damn time. It’s incessant. That 20 minutes I devote every morning to practicing turning down the noise in my head is essential to my happiness. It’s like putting my brain through the dishwasher. (Ok, that’s kind of a gross visual. Apologies.) After meditating for 20 minutes I feel more ready to tackle my day and I know you will too.
I can’t tell you how many clients, after attempting meditation, complain to me that they just can’t quiet their inner voice. Hello! That’s the point. Meditation is a practice; one you must do every day to get better and better at turning that voice OFF.
Nothing we own can survive being “on” 24/7. The same goes for your brain. Give it a rest. Try meditation. And if you don’t know where to start, check out my Stuff I Love post below.
Inspired to get started with meditation? Great! Here’s a wonderful resource: Oprah and Deepak’s 21 Day Meditation Experience.
I know, I know, it’s Oprah but this stuff is great, and it’s also FREE. Every so often Oprah and Deepak launch a free 21-day meditation experience and they’re offering a new one: Manifesting Grace through Gratitude that begins on March 25th.
What I love about these 21-day meditation experiences is that they focus on a specific topic. Oprah introduces the topic, and Deepak guides you deeper into the meditation before giving you a mantra to use and then letting you meditate before bringing you back. It’s all very structured, which I love. In fact, I’ve purchased many of the 21-day meditations because I wanted to do them over again!
You can register for the upcoming free meditation by clicking below.
From the website:
“The David Lynch Foundation helps to prevent and eradicate the all-pervasive epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations through promoting widespread implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) program in order to improve their health, cognitive capabilities and performance in life.”
This organization is helping people who suffer from toxic stress and trauma. To learn more, donate, or get involved, click below.
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