Meditation And Mindfulness

05 March 2019

So… our internal monologue is consistently banging on about the same thoughts, worries and general pointless palavers for most of our waking moments.  Our work, children or interests manage to capture our attention for long enough to take us away from our worry-list, however, what happens when we stop?

We often have an endless loop circulating our brains, that creates fear and anxiety, with little time spent on expanding our thought pattern, thus using a very small percentage of our brains.  At some point in a person’s life they will experience high levels of anxiety, and some may have to live with this on a daily basis.  What if I told you there is a way of making you feel better, you can find an inner calm and silence your thoughts… or even deal with them?

In a digital age where how many likes you get on a photo can rock your world, are we now becoming increasingly insecure?  The awareness of mental health is on the rise, with many new initiatives across the globe to recognise those bumps in the road there will no doubt be a huge focus on wellness. If we can just go back to basics there are simple and effective ways of handling these issues; if you tune out the world and into you.

The art of meditation has been around since the Hindu traditions of Vedantism in 1500bc, then went on to develop into Taoist in China and Buddhism in India in the 5-6th Century.  Meditation in all its forms has grown into a global tool from east Asian origins to western cultures. We no longer have to whip out the patchouli, light up an incense stick as its now at our fingertips, with the many meditations online, along with the mindfulness apps available. HOWEVER… again that is engaging with technology, and self-discipline and I’m not sure about you but sometimes I just need a push in the right direction, and an app just doesn’t hit the spot.

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