Meditation is like breathing for the Soul. It is where we find unity with Source and all universal energy and wisdom.
I am an advocate for meditation as much as I am an advocate for finding, understanding and living your Purpose. Why? Meditation has many benefits, proven by science, and some of those are listed below (with scientific sources). But also because each of those benefits below work to either carry us closer to living our Soul’s Purpose or work to overcome the obstacles that may prevent us from living our Purpose.
So if I advocate for living your Purpose, and help you to discover and understand your Purpose, I should also provide you the resources to do so, right? I believe so, at least.
The number one obstacle that gets in our way of living our Purpose: our Self, via our Mind and our Emotions. Meditation strengthens our natural resources to help us overcome that number one obstacle.
Meditation boosts our resilience, emotional intelligence and regulation strategies our focus, our coping abilities, and our mindfulness or awareness. Meditation also reduces our pain, chronic or acute. It reduces are stress, depression and anxiety, and decreases our fusion with out thoughts and mental chatter. It increases our empathy while decreasing our need for dependency. Meditation has also been shown to influence the physical structure of our brain, even increasing the volume!
If you are committed to living a life in alignment with your Soul Psychology, your Life Purpose, and your Core Values, then you should also be committed to a daily practice of meditation. I know some may be looking for that scientific evidence right about now, so here we go:
- Reduces Pain/Chronic Pain
- Increased mindfulness, purpose in life, social support & decreased illness symptoms
- Depression and anxiety
- Emotional regulation
- Influences brain structure and increases brain volume
Now’s as good a time as any to start meditating and develop your personal practice if you haven’t already. One of the most common excuses I hear is “I just don’t have the time.” Well, yes you do. If that’s the most common excuse, then the most common misconception is that meditation means sitting for hours and doing nothing. And that couldn’t be further from the truth. If we go back to science for a minute, research has shown that even brief meditation sessions of about 10 minutes can be beneficial when practiced regularly.
Consistency is key. You can set aside 5 to 10 minutes each day to give yourself and your Soul an amazing gift, no matter how busy your day is. If you find yourself struggling to find time, even as little as 5 minutes a day, consider this: my favorite time to meditate is before bed. It helps to clear my head and center myself for a good nights sleep. There’s nothing else going on, nothing else to do, and nothing competing for my time. Can you spare 5 minutes of sleep to gift yourself all of the benefits above?
If you are serious about overcoming your obstacles and taking back your life so that you can live a life of Purpose and satisfaction, take a serious look at meditation. Take a look at the 7-day Meditation Challenge below!
7-day Meditation Challenge
If you’re ready to give your Soul a breath of fresh air, jump in on the 7-day Meditation Challenge. It’s delivered via FB Messenger, so easy to keep up with and stay on track!
If you’re interested, click below and I’ll send you a message right away to get you set up!