Meditation is a great technique and way of being to reduce and better regulate stress and emotions. Meditation is heavily practiced in Buddhists Traditions however its origin go back even further. (Meditation has it’s origins way before Buddha even walked the Earth. The earliest mentions of it were about 1500 BCE in the Vedas where they talk about the ancient system of meditation). In public presentations as well as group or individual sessions, I focus a lot of my primary
Meditation is a great technique and way of being to reduce and better regulate stress and emotions. Meditation is heavily practiced in Buddhists traditions; however, its origins go back even further, nearly a thousand years before Buddha. In public presentations as well as group or individual sessions, I focus much of my primary focus on mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation originated in Buddhist tradition and practices, which allows participants to live their own lives with a greater sense of self-awareness and self-actualization. It simply allows participants to find more intimacy and connection with the moment and the breath, while stepping back and improving awareness of thoughts and impulses that divert from the present moment. Mindfulness works in a way of aligning the mind, body and spirit to be aware of their state of being or existing.
School systems, corporations, athletic programs, and beyond are now buying into an old form of practice and making it new. Mindfulness meditation allows one to formulate a greater sense of self-awareness, which helps individuals formulate a greater sense of connectivity to the world around them, ultimately developing greater extents of love and altruism. Mindfulness can be practiced while in sitting meditation or in the wakened state. Its goal is to keep what one practices sitting in the awakened state, by formulating a calm body with an alert mind.
Often times in today’s world, we are taught that in order to focus we need to be intense. Mindfulness meditation allows one to formulate greater capabilities to relax the brain, allowing information to be processed easier, gathering the focus to improve, and sharpening the memory. These skills can increase optimal states of a calm body, as well as relaxed and focused attentiveness to awareness. Mindfulness is utilized by allowing individuals to have a constant practice with their own stimuli that one takes in their everyday life and their own response.
The late and brilliant Viktor E. Frankl, Holocaust survivor, psychiatrist and author of Man’s search for Meaning, states, “Between stimuli and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth.” Freedom, emotional regulatory capabilities, and growth can all transpire when one is simply present with themselves, their thoughts and the moment. Mindfulness meditation is deeply rooted in reputable forms of psychotherapy including dialectical behavioral therapy and radical acceptance. As the founder of D.B.T., Marsha Linehan often discusses that the first steps of getting out of quicksand is to first recognize that one is in it. In sum, awareness, acceptance and non-attachment can better position one’s life to shift and evolve in a better regulated and heightened manner.
Have a conscious mindful moment for yourself each day and your life can better align itself as a sacred meditation….
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