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With all the reading I do about healthy living and a positive mindset, the author of the book or article I'm into often suggests meditation is a powerful tool. Now I'm a person whose mind works in overdrive....I wake up thinking, and go to bed thinking. At times, it can drive me crazy!

In November of last year (only a few weeks ago), I decided that I was going to try it. I knew it would be very difficult for a person like me (busy, still too stressed) to quiet my mind and think of nothing. I bought a couple of CDs to help me get started, and decided that the morning would be the best time for me to do this.

The first several times you sit down to meditate, you spend most of the time pushing those creepy thoughts from entering your active mind, and whisking you away. But after awhile, you really get the hang of it. Learning how to breathe, how to settle your mind, and to open yourself up to gratitude, forgivness and optimal health brings your stress levels right down, and provides you with a sense of peace.

Don't give up when you first attempt it, because it will take you awhile to settle into it. The busier you are, though, the more helpful and beneficial it will be. This can take up as little as 20 minutes per day, but can lead to such overall benefits for your mind and body.

I wish I had started meditation while I was being treated for breast cancer. I'm sure it would have really helped. I can say, however, that meditation; particulary learning the deep breathing techniques, has had a positive impact on my running!


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Your insights and thoughts are both motivating and inspiring.

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteratory01

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