It’s just one of those things, meditation. It’s kind of like drinking a gallon of water for the day. Drinking a gallon is past the minimum of eight glasses a day recommended, and while not necessary, it can help with digestion, mood, cleaning toxins out of your body, and overall hydration. Some health benefits of drinking extra water can be seen, like losing weight or having clearer skin. Others are completely internal. Some we only feel.
Meditation is the same. We all require some level of meditation, and whether you realize it or not, there is a GR8 possibility that you’ve been doing it your whole life. Meditation goes far past stereotypes and is not just defined by the bendy, yogi, green juice celebrating types.
Is Meditation Worth It?
The seeds of meditation exist when we settle ourselves from conflict, prepare for an interview, or even try to relax. Like water intake—meditation at least in some form is needed, but a conscious effort to maximize its presence in our life is not necessary, though potentially impactful to our health. Alike to water as well, as we grow, adapt, and find our ways through life and age, we might acquire more of a necessity to meditate.
Alternatively, it is no mystery that meditation tends to carry the stigma of specific crowds that can turn people OFF. Meditation to some might sound like a word belonging to the preachings of condescending, overbearing, health enthusiasts that guilt others to feel superior. We hear you; this is annoying.
Others are confused by meditation, they don’t know where to begin, or how, and are skeptical it can help them at all. It might sound like someone else’s thing, not something they see themselves doing for one reason or another.
It’s important to note that your view on meditation likely has to do with your experience with meditation, or association. There are many views on mediation, none of them incorrect.
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