Saturday, 2 May 2015
A beginner’s guide to meditation: this is how to become mindful and enjoy your life more
From High 50 Health
"Mindfulness means living in the moment, not ruminating on the past or planning the future. You learn to enjoy the moment that you are in.
Becoming mindful could be the most life-changing thing you ever do. Once you have an appreciation for what is going on in your mind, all sorts of possibilities and opportunities reveal themselves.
We all know what it is like when life seems frantic. Thoughts can be whizzing round our heads and we can feel like we are caught up in it all.
Mindfulness doesn’t mean sitting still; it is about making the most out of life and enjoying every second of it. While we are doing all the things we love to do, we learn to keep our cool and to enjoy the lighter side of life.
How can I become mindful?
Meditation is the daily practice that develops our ability to become mindful. It is a bit like a gym session for your mind.
We know that keeping physically fit is good for our bodies, and our minds are no different in that they need to be kept fit and healthy too. They do so much for us that they deserve some attention, and that means both workout sessions and periods of rest and recuperation.
Meditation requires commitment. The more often you do it the more benefits you see. But unlike going to the gym, it doesn’t need cost anything, you don’t need to travel anywhere and the moment you begin you start to feel the benefits.
Sound too good to be true? Well, give this simple meditation a try... more