Are your days fulfilling? I do not mean did you run ten miles, meditate, put out fires at work and respond to all of your emails. If this sounds familiar it may be time to take another look at what is really important to you and your happiness. Of course we all need money to survive and work is often a necessity, but you are not identified by your job and your daily to-do’s. If those around you can only describe you by your work and what you have accomplished with your career you are never going to have deep fulfilling relationships. All to often we get caught up in our careers and neglect those around us thinking that we are doing what is best for ourselves and our loved ones but in reality we are slowly drifting apart. So why is this so common? Why do so many of us neglect what we are truly passionate about? Do past failures haunt you? Does tomorrow’s uncertainty make you worry? Or do the problems of today overwhelm you? If left unattended living this life style will eat you up and leave you with little to smile about. This is why it is so important to have actionable practices that keep us in check. If you do not have the […]
The first step Developing the right mindset is essential for you to find success with your meditation program. Having the right mindset means to have a clear understanding of all of the mental and emotional realizations and transformations that are needed in order to have a fulfilling practice and reach your goals with the training. When beginning your meditation planning the first and very important step is to clearly understand WHY you are taking up this practice. What is it that sparked your interest? What benefits are you working towards? And what is your vision of how things will be when you have achieved success with your practice? This is important because it is so easy to become distracted and lose consistency when starting anything new. By having a clear understanding of your “why” or what your purpose is will give you positive momentum to stay strong with your development? What is it that is driving you to follow through with your goals remember to be clear and specific? To experience internal motivation and keep your momentum moving forward through the ups and downs it is crucial to have a meaningful “Why”. Coming back to this purpose will often give you the strength needed to achieve what you set out to do. If you have a […]
Treating high blood pressure with meditation is easy you are not solely limited to the use of drugs. You can lower your blood pressure naturally. Meditation has been proven to have a significant effect on lowering blood pressure. Always try the natural methods like meditation, diet and life style adjustments before having to rely on medication which often can have negative side effects. Now please do not read this and think you can stop taking your medication and follow these recommendations and everything will be better. Make sure if you are on medication to talk with your doctor and let him know that you are starting to make some life adjustments with meditation, diet and activities and he will help you monitor how you are doing and hopefully can slowly decrease the medication you are on and very possibly quit taking it all together. About 50 million adults in the United States alone are living with high blood pressure/hypertension. When left untreated this can damage the kidneys, lead to heart attack, or stroke and even heart failure. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and the simple practice of mindfulness and meditation can reduce your chance significantly helping to keep you healthy and strong well in to your later years.