Self Care Enhanced by Meditation
One of the key benefits to a mediation practice is a growing capacity to be present in the NOW moment. Life can be hectic with many areas competing for our attention. Developing the skill to remain present and not controlled by distractions underlies many other abilities that can promote self care health and enjoyment of life.
Just as we must develop skills for getting along in the outer world, we need to develop inner capacity for self mastery/management. It is a matter of choosing for ourselves –a choice for self care, sanity, and self- direction over outer control.
Meditation and Learning to Live in the present moment benefits:
Supports healthy change
Helps build new neural pathways
Erases or Reduces effects of stress
Positively affects aging, physically and mentally
Staying more focused on what is truly important
Being more connected to the experience of our lives
Enhances health, sleep and higher level problem solving
Remaining in charge of energy so we do not become scattered or drained
Opening to higher level skills of creativity, intuition and self knowledge
Helps to integrate positive shifts in consciousness so they become permanent rather than fleeting
There is so much research emerging now about the benefits of a meditation practice and the development of consciousness. This research is fascinating but more importantly it can serve as a motivation to carve out time in our days to really care for ourselves and learn to live in a richer more satisfying way.