I’ve been meditating in one form or another for decades. I’ve tried hypnotherapy, self-hypnosis, yoga, silent meditation, YouTube ,videos, books, drugs and cleanses to help me tap in.
Don’t be impressed though, I’ve fallen off the track many times. I think those of us who are drawn towards mindfulness work the most are generally the most in need of it. So to the rest of you recovering broken people…Hi!
Recently, the universe has been shoving obvious clues in front of my face to urge changes in my life. Thus I’ve prioritized my spiritual health much more serious than I used to.
Meditation can promote healing of the body through improved immune function, clearer thought processes, increases awareness, an improved ability to be present and a path to gratitude and love.
For all these reasons and more, I’ve been pretty regimented about my mindfulness practice over the past six months.
Mediation can take many forms. A single conscious breath, painting, yoga, watching the sunrise or guided meditation. If you’re anything like me, you either do or think about meditation or at least are curious about it.
I wanted to share one of the recent methods I’ve been using that has helped me and taught me a lot. Before I do, let me be clear, I don’t know Sam Harris (I wish I did). That said though, this neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-sellingauthor came out with a great app called “Waking Up” that I have to tell you about.
Out of all the apps and guided meditations I’ve tried, I’ve liked this the most for a means of practice. I usually meditate after each lesson and outside of this app too, but as a great foundation, give this a shot. Trust me, it’s worth it.
My current practice, at least this month, includes waking up 15-30 minutes before my kids and wife wake up and I start my day meditating before any apps or emails have a chance to distract me. Speaking of distractions, I also ditched watching or listening to the news for a half year now (maybe I’ll write about that sometime)
Anyway, if you too find it hard to quiet down your mind, I think this may really help you. Ifuse it and like it, let me know. I’d love to be on this path with you and share from each other’s experiences. Meditation is a big part of my creative process and I think you’ll find your creativity increase dramatically after two weeks of any mindfulness practice.