Meditation – Why bother?

Meditation – Why bother?

The Chat

andrew hughesWhy does meditation work? What does it do for us?

Get onto Google or YouTube, and you’ll see a whole bunch of studies around the impact of meditation on health and performance, life quality, and even brain function. Not if you meditate once and then don’t do it again for another 5 years, but if you’re a regular meditator.

But what does meditation mean?

Well, meditation, in short, is just finding a place of inner peace. It’s really just taking your focus away from the outside world and, for a moment, putting it into the inside world. As you look around the outside world, you get messages about where you are, about who you are. Even if you’re not doing it at a conscious level, at an unconscious level there’s an affirmation of who you are and where you are – or at least who and where you think you are – in life.

Meditation is  great to use when you want to transform your life. Transformation, from our perspective, means getting really different results in life, means tapping into your full potential. Is that about doing the same things over and over? Well, yes and no. Of course, you’ve got to be persistent and you’ve got to be resilient, but banging your head against a brick wall over a 10 year period is not going to help you. You can have resilience and the persistence, but you need to do something different. More importantly, you need to be somebody different.

So, how does meditation help?

Well, meditation gives you at least a short period to tap into your inner world and recede from all of the stimulus that’s bombarding you externally. If you do this enough, you’ll find that you begin to have a sense of inner peace. You’ll get this sense of space internally.

And then you’ll find there’s a lag effect – that is, I go through life and I’m not so reactive, I seem to come from a place of a more peaceful, stronger, more authentic foundation. Essentially, what’s happened is that as I meditate, the person I am being (once I get out of meditation) is a different person in that I’ve let go of some of these buttons, these pinpricks, these triggers, and that’s how I begin to use meditation to change what happens to me in my life.

As you meditate, as you get practised (and it only has to be 5, 10, 15 minutes a day) you begin to get this wisdom, this insight begins to flood into your consciousness. During the day you’re still busy, but you have access to this quiet space, and into this void comes ‘a-ha’ moments – things you couldn’t have imagined suddenly seem obvious.

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The Gift – The Night Before Christmas

Twas_the_Night_Before_Christmas_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_17135The holidays are here, and my gift to you this month is a copy of a lovely little book that I’ve been reading to my kids every Christmas Eve since they were small.

I have the book in an E-pub (for iPad and tablet) or Kindle file, but you’ll have to let me know if you want it. Drop me a line and I’ll send it through to you.

 

In the meantime, have a great day and bring your best to the world.

Andrew

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Andrew Hughes