MY MEDITATION EXPERIMENT
I MEDITATED for 100 days and this is what happened.
First I had to adjust my schedule so that I would be able to wake up early enough to meditate every day. I had already been an early riser but now I was putting something else in my schedule for the morning, more than just getting up early, this was another “thing” to do.
The getting up early was never a problem, I picked up that quality from my mother Annie. She would leave the house every day no later than 5:30am so I became accustom to waking up with her, either at her request so she could make sure I would be in the waking up process to go to school, or on my own to make sure she left the house safely. However, now as an adult I had to adjust my mind to get up early, especially when I didn’t have to.
Next I had to discover what type of mediation I would do. This was important because when you first decide to mediate there is so much, almost too much information to go through to figure out how to do it. For instance you could choose to mediate:
1. Self reflection style.
2. Self questioning style.
3. Seeking Awareness (just noticing your body).
4. Seeking Transcendence (which is truly next level stuff where you are in a state of nothingness, like a blank space, no thought).
I chose a style of mediation where I would:
1. Focus on some things that are positive
2. Focus on things that I want to manifest in my life and
These are the benefits I experienced from meditation:
✅ Increased ability to tap into calmness when you need it.
✅ The ability to start your day with power.
✅ The physical and psychological benefits of sitting still.
✅ The power of really feeling your body.
Let’s Go A Little Deeper:
Meditation stimulates the nervous system in a relaxing way. That means when you practice meditation you are able to relax your body. Think about how important it is to relax your body. Most people have an average day that looks like this. Get up in the morning, get the kids dressed for school, stop the kids from fighting and arguing, take the dog out or care for your other pets, get some type of food in everyone’s system. Leave out the door, more arguing and fussing from the kids. Get the kids to school, rush to work. Get to work and deal with the attitudes, issues and energy of everyone around you and then begin your day.
There is no wonder why the majority of our culture is over medicated and other wise sedated through drinking, drugging, going out, and other behaviors so that you can just get a “time out.”
Through the practice of daily meditation I found that I am able to give my system a “re-set” from all the stress in our daily lives. I am actively purifying my mind from the stress of the world.
Keep in mind that stress is the main cause of most of our physical and mental illnesses. While meditation will heal your body. If you don’t believe the medical and scientific support of your relaxed nervous system being able to heal your body think of this. If you are using your energy to yell, fight, flight and other stressful responses you are taking your energy away from other areas of your body that need attention. Attention that is necessary to heal.
When the nervous system of the body is relaxed your body can fight and heal most illnesses.
A Little Medical Support
Scientifically when you meditate you release Oxytocin, Dopamine, Serotonin, endorphins - aka the Juices of life are switched on.
Also, and very important to the concept of healing, your IGA levels can rise. IGA levels are the primary defense against bacteria and viruses - It’s better than any flu shot.
The “Meditation/Marathon Continues.”