Meditation allows us to connect with the peace within so that we can fall into our hearts and experience clarity of mind. Meditation is a wonderful way of easing the body into a state of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. As we let go of our physical resistance to life, we are reminded of our potential and capacity for wellbeing, happiness, joy, harmony, health and we experience love for ourselves and all of life. Taking just ten minutes to empty our minds and listen to the eternal wisdom within can help us to focus on wellbeing, experience inspiration and receive guidance for the day ahead as well as further into the future.
The way we think is determined by the beliefs, ideas and opinions we hold about ourselves, the world and our place in it that we energise and invest in. They influence the way our brain interprets the information it receives via our senses in order to form an understanding of the world around us and who we are within it that makes sense to us within the context of them. Meditation allows us to move beyond the personal thinking of the limited mind so that we can begin to access knowledge and wisdom that are available to us outside of our limited interpretations of life. When we meditate, we stop paying attention to the never ending stream of thoughts flowing through our minds and tune into what is available to us before, beneath and beyond what we have been taught and come to believe about the world.
We have innate knowledge within and letting ourselves be quiet enough to hear it allows us to be guided by an intelligence beyond ego, personality and unhelpful subconscious beliefs and programming. In meditation, we access what is not already known to us from the personal mind, we expand into a connection with Universal mind, and a greater perspective and understanding. Meditation gives us the break we need from our thinking to start questioning it. We enjoy peace when we step back from our habitual patterns of thought and experience a sense of spaciousness that is soothing, calming and fortifying. Disconnecting from the thinking of the personal mind in order to open up to the intelligence of the energy of life allows us to relax into a state of being in which we become aware of our inner health and wholeness. When we are not creating an experience by following, energising and forming thoughts, we allow ourselves to rest in the stillness within where our power, potential and presence lie.
Meditation is a simple yet powerful practice that takes us out of who we think we are and into something far greater. It is a practice that allows us to accept, reflect, process and progress from a greater awareness, to connect with a higher wisdom so that we can experience a higher expression of self. If there are times we are unable to set aside time to meditate, we can take deep breaths and clear our minds and enjoy the peace and stillness that come over us. We can live in a state of meditation by learning not to react to our feelings but to be guided by them to assess how helpful, reliable and clear our thinking is in the moment in order to return to clarity and spaciousness when we are feeling thinking that is turning us away from them.
During meditation we shift between brainwave frequencies which has a positive effect mentally, physically and emotionally and we enter a state in which we are primed to reprogramme our subconscious belief system. Meditation is a state of deep relaxation; we allow ourselves to drift out of our thinking mind and into a gentler, slower state of being that is conscious awareness. It is like falling asleep without falling asleep and because we are opening up to the truth of who we are, because we are coming alive to a clearer sense of reality, it is actually better described as falling awake.
When we meditate we stop analysing and enter a more calm and creative space. The work we do here, the energy that we cultivate and surrender to during meditation is a result of our focus during it. Meditation has many forms, sitting, lying, walking and once we become comfortable with letting our thoughts flow without getting involved with them, without reacting to the emotions our habitual or unconscious thinking creates, we connect with the love that we are, we are whole and healthy minded, clear and neutral. In this space of connection with and realisation of the true self, we can reflect on what it is we wish to imagine, create, process or move on from without encountering or energising the suffering created by the personal mind.
Meditation is an act of love; we are loving ourselves when we take the time to connect with who we really are, despite what the ego may have to say about it and making the commitment to enhance our experience of life, to explore what lies within us so that we can expand into our potential and this not only benefits us, it benefits everyone we come into contact with. Feelings of frustration, panic and guilt that come from thinking that we are not meditating correctly or able to meditate at all or cannot make time to some days can be allowed to rise up and out of us as they occur so that we can allow our minds to quieten down and return to the peace and loving kindness that we truly are.
Living well is not about being perfect, it is about being kind to ourselves and others as we explore and investigate what it means to be human and how best to live. Feeling well and making feeling well our priority feeds out into the world, setting a healthy example for others, informing our interactions with them and keeping us able to remain clear minded, open to creativity and possibility when we experience challenges in life. What we access during meditation is available to us at all times, it is always there within us waiting to be realised. The best way for us to do connect with our inner resources is to be generous and loving with ourselves when we think we should act otherwise.
Everything is energy and thoughts and words and the intention behind them carry a vibration which itself carries information. We can raise the frequency of the physical in order to live our best lives and we do this by raising our consciousness, choosing a healthier vibration to live in than that created by unhelpful habits of being and giving up a focus on heavy, dense, tense and unhappy ways of thinking and feeling, no matter how justified we are in creating and experiencing them. A simple way to feel well is to meditate on words that raise our vibration. When we do, we feel the vibration of the words and we allow them restore us to health and the experience of this to guide us in how we live and take care of ourselves. Meditating on words of wellness takes us out of ourselves and into a realisation of something far greater that we experience as spaciousness, harmony and bliss.
To use this journal, at some point every day find a quiet place where you will be undisturbed and can lie down, close your eyes and relax into being, holding the word of the day in your mind and allowing it to be the only thing you focus on, allowing the resonance of the word to move through you, feeling the energy of the word and the elevated emotions it produces within you. Just ten minutes in a state of focused meditation is enough time to make radical changes in the subconscious, create a sense of inner peace and boost the immune system and these are benefits that can last far longer than the time we spend meditating if we are vigilant in maintaining our state of awareness and alignment throughout our day. There is power in focusing on elevated emotions. We experience gratitude, spaciousness and an opening up to a greater intelligence when we do and the energy of these experiences can positively impact our sense of spiritual wholeness, state of mind and gene expression for longer than the period of meditation if we consciously choose to bring these feelings into our day.
Transformation takes time because it takes work, it takes practice. What we begin in our meditation, we continue in our lives by practicing operating from the awareness, health and connection we experience whilst meditating. Powerful words to focus on during meditation are those that foster a sense of unity, wholeness, wellbeing and a greater energy and intelligence than what is known to the personal mind. Use this journal to explore what words and feelings inspire and awaken your health and wellbeing and be confident in choosing your own when you have finished the twenty one days. Bring the sense of connection with the magical, mystical, spiritual and possible into your day by continuing to hold the word in your mind.
We all deserve to be well. Our minds and bodies are geared towards health and healing. We just have to know that the option is available to us and do the work to change our mindsets, belief systems and the way we choose to live in order to fully engage with the possibility of realising wellness. There is no one size fits all approach and no guaranteed outcomes, there are only options that leads us towards wellbeing and connection with life and away from them. The choice to believe in the possibility of a happy and healthy inner life that influences our experience of the world outside of us is always available to us and every time we takes steps to realise more fully who we are and what is possible for us, we move towards it.