Saturday, September 10, 2016

Why Meditation makes you so Happy

Meditation allows you to increase your happiness by detaching from your emotions, instead of becoming consumed by them. For example, if you recently broke up with a long term partner after years of an intimate relationship, and you find your mind is constantly ‘going’ with negative chatter – blame, guilt, anger, frustration and the ‘he said, she said’ that often arises from a good relationship gone bad, meditation strengthens your mindfulness, which enhances your ability to detach and have a clear, fresh perspective on the past.

Studies have shown that when you meditate, you tune into a consciousness that isn’t always possible when you’re living in a mindless state. For example, if a co-worker or spouse is yelling at you, what’s a natural first reaction? To yell back, become silent, or at the very least, be defensive. After all, what’s their problem? It’s easy to blame instead of stepping back and taking responsibility for your part in the argument when someone else is yelling and acting as if we are the only one to blame.

But, when you meditate, as clinical studies from UCLA have shown, you have the ability to think more rationally, logically and from several perspectives. (In other words, you’re able to detach with heightened reasoning skills and awareness.)

Lastly, meditation can allow you to develop a serene calmness, which can help you to cool down and communicate more effectively in your relationships. And as everyone knows, the quality of your relationships offers a direct correlation to the happiness in your life. Better communication equals better quality of life. So breath deep, meditate and enjoy the benefits it brings!

Feel free to use this video for your meditation practice. The soothing sounds of the Tibetan flute and singing bowl will fill your mind and soul with calmness and peace. Please share this video and article with your friends and help me to spread the message of Love, Peace and Happiness.

Thank you and have a blessed day.

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