You all know how we feel about Meditating. Guided meditation is the best because you can LISTEN to a voice which will get you there. When life is overwhelming, try it. Once you do and remember that feeling of peace and how wonderful it feels, you will turn to the guided voice over and over again. Thank you Jennifer Krause for your dedication to finding our Monday Meditations for us and this amazing piece on the importance.
"Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit, or as an end in itself." There many benefits from Meditating. Meditation can help clear the mind, lower blood pressure, ease anxiety or depression, or to bring a sense of inner peace, bringing mindfulness to the moment. There are many ways to meditate, and the best way is what works for you. Some can sit quietly for hours on end while some have such "Monkey Mind", a couple of minutes can be more than enough. Something just as simple as taking 3 deep breaths can be a wonderful way to start. In meditation we learn to become the watcher of the mind and become aware of the gaps in our thoughts, and in those gaps there is an opening. A few examples of ways that one can meditate are: guided mediations, walking meditations, meditation music, getting out in nature, silent meditation, chanting or mantra meditation, singing, praying, breathing...... Taking the time to experiment with different types, will guide us to what will work best for us. As we are all parents that have suffered the greatest loss, that of a child, grief has become a close companion. Grief is such a strong emotion, adding a daily practice of meditation can truly help on this journey of healing. Namaste