My personal experience of how meditation heals and empowers my being.
What is meditation?
Meditation & self-care. These buzz words of our era can be elusive and nebulous. What is meditation? How can it help me? Meditation, in short, is the action of conscious awareness with no thought or attachments to thoughts. What is self-care and what does that mean for me? Self-care means taking care of yourself—filling your cup. It is only from filling your cup are you better able to serve others in a greater capacity.
“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
It is difficult to serve from an empty cup—there is a deficit and nothing to give. From my experience of meditation, it is an invaluable tool for self-care.
What Does Meditation Do?
For example, if you run an engine with low oil you can only do it for so long before you crack the engine block. Same with the body; meditation is a tool that keeps the engine, you, running smoothly. Meditation can also be likened to an internal compass for you, your ship. When storms hit as they do in life, meditation is the tool that can keep you on course, keep you anchored. In a world where it feels like time is quickening, and there is so much unrest, meditation offers the time and space to invest in yourself to regain peace and tranquility by just being with yourself. It is one of the most sustainable self-care tools we have. The tool is you and your desire to know yourself.
“Do something every day that is loving toward your body and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sensations of your body.” ~Golda Poretsky
My Journey & Practice
I started my meditation journey in 2012. My doctor recommended meditation for my anxiety, depression and high blood pressure, stress and lack of sleep. At that time, I had also found out I had a brain tumor. I did some research and found that meditation can heal the body.
I thought to myself that there are no side effects and this medicine is me just being with me. Let’s do it.
In the beginning, meditation was tough. I was antsy and restless to be alone with myself and my thoughts–just sitting there and being with me.
“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” -Carl C Jung
It was weird–I had no clue what was really going on with me. I realized I didn’t know myself. Here I was living in my body but I had no idea who I was. This tool that I picked up was revealing what was going on under the surface. The more I meditated—the more I learned and in turn, the more I healed myself.
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” ~ Steve Maraboli
I have experienced over the years that meditation eliminates more of the clutter, anchors me in my purpose, increases greater awareness of myself and my surroundings and heals me on an emotional, mental and physical levels! Through my meditation practice, I have found that the more consistent I am with meditation the better I feel. In turn, the better I feel, the greater ability I have increased my productivity and cognitive ability to serve in a greater capacity. This tool is very empowering.
I tried different meditation techniques. There are so many. One of my favorite techniques is the Max Meditation System™. I remember during one session of Max Meditation System™, I received such a calmness, relaxed state of being that I had never experienced before. After the session was done, I had the best night sleep! This form of meditation I found effective in really eliminating the clutter of my mind to enhance my well-being.
“Meditation is like vitamins for the soul.” -Cathelina Salas
Many years later, I can say that my brain tumor is nearly gone and my blood pressure is lower. What I lost in stress, I gained in peace. This tool has empowered me to be in the driver’s seat of my emotional and physical health. I have experienced breakthroughs in healings, revelations on myself and epiphanies. I gained more creativity and inspiration. Along the way, I learned so much about myself that I didn’t know. Through that knowingness, I have come to love myself and others more. My compassion, empathy has increased for others because of this practice. Meditation offers that–knowing yourself in an intimate way that no one else can know you.
Some things I learned are:
Meditation has been proven to:
- Increase healing
- Increase immunity
- Increase gray matter in the brain
- Lower blood pressure
- Increase emotional and mental stability
- Increase clarity
- Increase energy
- Increase in creativity
- Increase in productivity
- Deeper sleep
Ready, set, go!
So, my question is, are you ready to know yourself more? What do you have to lose except clutter? What do you have to gain but yourself?
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