When hearing people talk about meditation they will often say that the goal is to silence your mind when practicing. This takes practice and time, but with this simple exercise you will learn how to slow down the mind and get to a peaceful state. Often if you are new to this practice it may be a bit uncomfortable to let the mind be at rest or quiet. So as you start this practice begin with 5-10 minutes and when this is comfortable move to longer periods of time if you like. Once you have developed this skill you can use this anytime and anywhere. Maybe you need to focus before a big presentation or are feeling anxious or maybe you are having difficulty sleeping this exercise will give you the tools you need to find the needed relaxation to accomplish what needs to be done.
How many times have you had an inspiration, an idea or something you wanted to do, but never followed through and made it a reality? Maybe you told yourself I will do it tomorrow, or someday that would be great. Often what holds us back is our lack of confidence in what it may take to accomplish or be successful with this new adventure or direction in life. In psychology there is a phrase called the confidence-competence loop. If you do not ever take action you will never gain the confidence to achieve or develop high levels of competence with anything in life. Lets take a look at a task most of us do well. Like riding a bike. More often than not this is a simple task that involves no fear at all. So if I were to hand you a bicycle you would get on and take it for spin with out even thinking twice about it. But if I gave you a unicycle instead, fear would often set in and many of us would not even give it a try. The only way to over come this fear is to get on and practice. We may fail ten times, one hundred times, but eventually we learn to ride and confidence would set in. This displays how action […]