Meditating is like going to the gym for your mind
For me, whenever I read the word ‘meditation’ there’s an immediately insatiable urge to take a long, deep breath. And, I do it.
It’s a good thing.
The power of daily meditation cannot be understated. It’s a way of developing an easily accessible super-power.
With great respect to the exponential power of daily meditation and why it’s like going to the gym for your mind, today I am sharing with you three things:
1 What is meditation?
2 Why is meditation powerful?
3 How do you meditate consistently?
What is meditation?
How people describe meditation will likely vary depending on where you were born, your upbringing, and the culture you live in.
I personally love meditating. It is both deeply personal and a non-negotiable daily habit like brushing my teeth. Although compared to fighting cavities, meditation is changing my life, for the better.
Meditation is a vastly subjective, as well as objective, verb; a thing humans do. With a wide spectrum of lived experiences, it is both a deeply personal practice and an enlightening habit, that’s simply a matter of fact; one of the daily human essentials.
Here, I am saying that at its core meditation is a gentle form of focused attention. It’s a way we can attempt to reduce external distractions. How our environment affects us, whether you’re aware of it or not, has a massive influence on our mental wellbeing.
Like a computer, meditation is a process of managing inputs and outputs. Its ability at solving problems by mathematical number-crunching lies in the quality of what it’s fed. The characteristics of stimulus entering our ‘system’ influence what exits, or flows out of us. ‘A new study from Queen’s University in Canada suggests the average person has more than 6,000 individual thoughts every day’  With this in mind, what kinds of thoughts do you think could arise if our brains are…