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Meditation - What Does This Word Mean To You? By Julianna Lyddon, M.C.

By Expert June 10, 2009 - 1:25pm

When we are in meditation, we are entering the world of our spirit. It is a place of quiet and stillness, a place of solitude and love. It is through meditation that we build a relationship with our spirit....with our higher self.

Meditation isn't a word that many people embrace. It is not a practice that has been commonly accepted in our society. It still has an uncomfortable connotation for many. Today, open your eyes to a new meaning, a new understanding of what meditation can be and how it can make a difference in your life!

When we begin to meditate, we are disciplining our brain....conditioning it to work more efficiently. Many of us have brains that are spinning out of control....our thoughts won't stop when we want them to, our anxiety levels are at an all time high, our excessive need to control our environment is growing....that's no way to live! If I told you that you have the ability to change all of that and lead a more peaceful, fulfilling life, would you be interested?

It is through meditation that we achieve this state of calmness and bliss. When we make our brain still and stop all the chatter that we have been conditioned to accept for many years, we begin to see, feel and experience the creative life force that runs through each and every one of us.

So how do you begin to achieve this state of peace? Start small...take baby steps. Begin by committing to five minutes of silence each day. Go to a quiet place where you will not be interrupted. Sit in a comfortable chair, close your eyes and begin to breathe deeply. Don't fight your thoughts and feelings...instead allow them to cascade through you and release them with each breath. That's it....that is the way to begin to meditate.

A little quiet time everyday....building a relationship with your mind, your body and your spirit. With daily practice and patience, one day you may feel peace and comfort when you sit in the quiet, instead of noise and confusion. Try it...I dare you!

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