Why waste time on Meditation? | My Meditation Journey

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Meditation. I am sure everyone has heard this term
before and some of you even know how to do it. But only a few of you actually practice it. So, today I’m gonna be talking about why waste your time meditating. How much time do you spend on social media every day? How much time do you take to commute? How much time do you spend in your washroom every morning? How much time do you take to eat your meals? How much time do you spend socializing with people on the phone or meeting them? Do you go out every weekend or just spend time lazing at home? You must be wondering what these questions have to do with meditation? I have heard from so many friends of mine, that either they don’t have the time! or they forgot or they’re just too busy to “waste” their crucial time meditating. In this chaotic era where everyone is hustling and trying to live their lives without ever stopping to take a look around them, to smell their surrounding, to actually taste their food, meditation is a much-needed activity, now more than ever! Benefits of meditation are uncountable, some that I have experienced personally is being mindful, getting emotionally detached
from everyday problems, and letting go of any worries lingering in my mind. Furthermore, I’ve been able to concentrate
better and also read faster. I’ve been using an app called TimeLogger, I saw on Nathaniel’s channel to track every single activity I do to see how I can adjust my meditation timings in this busy life. It helps me track any minute or hour I’ve
wasted and also increase my productivity. So, How can this app help you? Firstly, track your everyday activities, just
for a week. So you can get an overview of how you can include
this practice or replace it with some other routine in your life. From the second week, use that time to spend meditating, just for 5 minutes. You can merge that 5 minutes in the
beginning, with any other activities like while you’re taking a shower or while you’re commuting. Just be conscious of your breath. But if you’re still too busy, start with 1
minute and keep adding a minute every day. Believe me, it’s going to give you more benefits
than Instagram and facebook ever will. Consider it as a break time for your brain! Some of you will still find excuses to say
no to this. So let me tell you something, no one can help you but yourself. Life is passing you by, it’s going so fast that even before you realize it A week is over, then a month is over and then the whole year just passes by! You are constantly feeding your brain with information and never take a chance to filter or even go through that information. What happens to your phone when you keep storing data to it, keep filling it with apps and photos, songs, videos, notes, other necessary and unnecessary data and never filter it. It’s gonna hang one day. Don’t let that happen to your brain. I have a mess of a mind, and it’s very visible in everything I do. It is difficult for me to concentrate, and I used to be so distracted, doing multiple things simultaneously, switching from one task to another without actually completing any of it. Overthinking became a custom. No matter what I did or where I went, my brain kept coming with stories all the things that could go wrong. I lived my life surrounded by negativity and one day I just collapsed. Anyone who’s had anxiety and panic attacks can tell you how impossible it gets to calm your nerves. Meditation has helped me find peace and burst the negativity bubble I lived in. I started meditation around February. It wasn’t regular, but most of the days, I
made sure to find the time. I started with 5 minutes, and because I get bored easily, I downloaded multiple apps to choose from. When the free versions were over, I deleted them. Gradually, I increased the time to 15 minutes. Once I was comfortable with that, made sure to meditate twice a day. Visualizing in the morning and hypnotherapy in the evening. So I could ingrain positive thoughts in my
head. A month later, I stretched the timing to 30
minutes every day, by this time, I had used free versions of all possible apps available
on app store so I switched to youtube. Now I meditate twice a day, using Bob Proctor’s guided meditation on Mind Valley’s channel to visualise in the morning followed by 1
hour of meditation during which I put soft music like this playlist called piano chill
or sometimes nothing at all. While meditating if any negative thoughts
arise, I try to visualize a huge black, at times red cross and like I’m slamming a door on it, slowly I see this door pulling away from me and it vanishes. If I’m distracted, I try to say right here
while I breathe in and right now while I breathe out or positivity in negativity out, in my head. I also do a body scan which is analyzing how each part of your body feels from head to toe. You can use this method in your daily meditation routine as well. I would suggest you to check out Lavendaire’s video linked below, for more details. Thank you for sharing your time with me. Comment below if you use any other technique that might be helpful or if these tips were useful to you. Or just any other thought that you may have on this. Please do this favour of giving your
mind this gift of meditation. It is really important to declutter your head and make some mental space. Waste some time on it for your own well being. Thank you again, take care, and I’ll see you next week.

 

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