The Benefits of Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation

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Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.             ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Tonight I want to talk about meditation.  The first thing I want to say is that meditation is NOT some mystical eastern practice only undertaken by aged yogi’s in Himalayan mountain caves.  Meditation can be as simple as sitting quietly and focusing on your breathing.  It is actually a very practical and accessible idea that you can put into practice in your everyday life quite easily.  It just takes, dedication, practice and consistency, just like any other skill you’ve acquired.  So tonight some links on both the practicality and benefits of undertaken meditation.  Enjoy, and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

Practical tips on how to meditate

Everything you need to know to start meditating – This is a great piece and tells you how to start meditating in a very practical and down to earth kind of way.

5 Tips for beginning mediators – A nice piece from the Psychology Today that gives some basics on getting started, the article starts with some of the benefits and the useful stuff is further down in the piece.

Meditation 101 Tips to help beginners – A nice piece with some options other than single focus meditation, although focusing on breath or a candle is the easiest way to get started.

 

Benefits

76 Scientific Benefits from Meditation – A very long piece, but from the title you had to expect it, right? The great news, benefits can arrive from as little as 20 minutes of practice per day for a few weeks.

8 Ways Meditation Benefits Your Life – For the little bite version of the big piece above here’s a shorter piece on meditation from the Huffington Post.

The Benefits of Meditation – A piece from the The Art of Living, a little more in-depth version of the Huffington Post piece.

 

Other pieces you might enjoy!

Deng Ming-Dao on Reflection & Meditation

The Dude on True Grit, Meditation & Buddhism

Happiness & Meditation

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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