Do you have a life spinning at rocket speed and a brain that can never really relax? Spending time on exercise and eating healthy is something many people prioritize – but mental health is often forgotten.
Meditation is one of the best things we can do for our inner harmony. Become aware of your emotions, patterns of thought and increase your inner empathetic voice. Taking a few minutes for meditation every day not only helps us to be calmer, but, according to research, also affects our brains.
It is about becoming aware of our emotions and our thinking patterns as well as increasing our inner empathetic voice. This awareness we get in touch with when we are fully present in the present and let our emotions and senses were completely focused on what we experience there.
The benefits of meditation
1. Meditation produces happiness hormones, relieves anxiety and acts as a pain reliever
Meditation promotes mood-enhancing endorphins in the blood, which increases well-being. These biochemically evoked, good feelings, in turn, affect other areas of your emotional life. People who meditate regularly become calmer, more empathetic and less likely to worry about small things.
2. Meditation lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of stroke and heart disease
As far as the impact of meditation on health is concerned, there is good news, especially when it comes to lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease.
3. Meditation slows down the aging of the brain and keeps the chromosomes young
In recent years, a number of studies have indicated that meditation can slow down the aging of the brain. In a study, researchers at UCLA conclude “that meditation seems to help preserve the brain’s gray matter, the tissue that contains nerve cells.” This means that the more gray matter that can be maintained through meditation, the less neurological problems you are likely to have.
4. Meditation provides better sleep and is better than a nap during the day
A stressed mind and tense body will not slip away to the land of dreams without strife. Do not fight, do not take medication, meditate instead. If you do, the mind will calm down, the body relaxes and prepares you for rest. And in this calm state it will be much easier to fall asleep.
The very essence of the presence of the present is the total acceptance of the state that exists in the time span that we define as now. Today’s contemporary research talks about a time span of 2 min.
However, our ego usually sees the present as a way to a future goal, something that must be endured in order for us to reap the rewards later.
The ego strives to acquire things and achieve its goals, and it always wants more. And just as it cannot coexist with consciousness and congruence, neither does it survive the present.
Sometimes it is obvious that the ego does not want change so that it can continue to complain. As we reflect on our own thoughts, we may notice, “that voice in our thoughts,” perhaps at the moment when it is complaining about something, and see it for what it is: the voice of the ego, nothing but a learned thought pattern, a thought. Whenever you notice that voice, you also realize that you are not the voice but the one who is aware of it. In fact, you are the consciousness that is aware of the voice, the consciousness that is in the background. In the foreground is the voice, the thinker.
In this way you can be free from the ego, free from the observing mind. The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is no longer really an ego but just an old learned thought pattern. The ego presupposes unconsciousness.
Awareness and ego cannot exist simultaneously.
The old thought pattern or old mental habit may survive and re-emerge for some time, since it has the power of several thousand years of collective human unconsciousness behind it, but the ego weakens every time you become aware of it.
Your social mask
“Of course, the ego is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image, your social mask, it is the role you play. Your social mask lives on being liked by others. It wants to rule and lives on having power, for the ego lives in constant fear of not being able to. ”Deepak Chopra