How can youconsciously create your life by learning to control your thoughts.
The mind is your tool, and your bag of tricks. It will try to make you it’s slave and have you serve by getting it this to be happy and doing that to be satisfied. But its only a weak mind that fall prey to the ego struggle, which we are all struggling with. We are all trying to make sense of the different directions our mind gives us in a day. How can we be flitting about, at the beck and call of a restless, unsatisfied ego and expect peace of mind?
In order to take the power back we need to strengthen the mind, develop healthy thought habits, like for instance being able to find something good about someone who just ticked you off, or being able to keep your mind focused on the salad instead of the pie. But when we get into decision making we want to trust our higher minds to take care of us the best way possible rather than fall to the addictions and desires of our lower mind. It’s a process of observing old patterns and beliefs and gently peeling them away to expose a more authentic self bring you closer to peace. What we find is that we breathe deeper and feel more open and relaxed when the mind isn’t so busy attending to the superficial needs of the ego. Accepting that which is and letting go of unwanted thoughts allows us to feel and live in our own inherent inner peace.
A noted 2005 study by Sara Lazar, Ph.D., an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, aimed to find out which parts of the brain become active when a person practices mindfulness and meditation. Her team studied 20 people who meditate regularly and 20 who don’t.
The results were astounding: Brain regions associated with attention, sensory awareness and emotional processing — the cortex — were thicker in meditators. The findings suggest that meditation can change the brain’s structure, creating new pathways and developing healthier, more productive and peaceful thoughts.
Meditating helps people become healthier, sharpen mental focus and gain more power over their emotions. The benefits of regular meditation include:
Meditation reduces stress and have a very direct effect on your entire nervous system by reducing your body’s production of stress related chemicals like cortisol, and increasing the production of mood enhancing chemicals like serotonin.
Meditation strengthens your immune system, reducing your blood pressure and lowering cholesterol levels. Even if you have just come down with a case of the flu, meditation will enhance the function of your immune system and help to you to rest more deeply, leading to a speedier recovery. Meditation also happens to be a wonderful way to alleviate headaches and to prevent them from recurring.
Sleep is a totally natural human function, and it’s something we need every day. But if you have a busy mind or if you are stressed then you may find that your sleep is not as restorative as it should be. Meditation dramatically improves the quality of your sleep, and it is one of the most powerful natural treatments for insomnia, a great reason to meditate.
Studies into the effects of meditation have shown that the regular practice of meditation can slow the aging process. It is believed that the physiological cause of this is due to the fact that meditation helps to reduce the body’s production of free radicals. Free radicals are organic molecules that are responsible for aging, tissue damage, and possibly some diseases.
Emotional Stability and Positive Thinking
Meditation is a very powerful natural prescription for people who suffer from anxiety and/or depression, and it is also taught to people who have difficulty controlling their anger. However, every-day people who meditate often generally enjoy a lot more...
People who meditate are less stressed, healthier, they sleep better, and they have a more positive outlook on life. Simply put, meditation makes you a happier person!