Can 8-Minute Meditation Give You a Quiet Mind and Change Your Life Forever?
What exactly is meditation? It seems that so many people nowadays are hooked up with this form of activity. By definition, meditation is often used to describe the individual’s state of intense attention on an object of awareness or thought. The individual tries to turn his or her attention inward. Meditation is said to be of Vedic Hinduism origin. This is usually practiced in the eastern religions but now even the western culture is already involved in such activity.
People want to practice meditation so that they can focus their mind to God for their personal development, to attain peace of mind, and to be healthier.
I use it to get rid of the adrenalin going through my body. For me, I use a simple analogy: 10s of thousands of years ago, wehn you walked through the prairies and a saber-tooth tiger came along, adrenalin was pushed into your body so you could run faster. And thats what you did. RUN.
Today you get an email from someone that stresses you, adrenalin is pushed into your body and … you keep sitting in your chair.
The adrenalin stays in your body does not get burned and turns your muscles / brain “sour”. So you either go jogging over lunch, or thake an 8-minute meditation at the end of the day to burn the adrenalin, clean your brain “physicaly” by removing what once was a good thing but is outdated in todays office world.
There was a book published in November 2005 authored by Victor Davich that is all about the 8 minute meditation. You will learn a lot of things about meditation, and you can do it in just 8 minutes. These days there is even some great technology around thatn can help you to achieve fast first results and keep a lasting benefit. The guys at ZEN12 have developed some great music and guided tracks to assist your brain in getting to these lower frequencies much faster and gaining first result imediately. There is good background on how to meditate and it will help you take the first steps.
I actually call it not the lazy way of meditation but the “efficient way” of meditation. It sound a bit strange, as efficiency and meditation somehow do not go together. But as we do not have the time to sit for an hour at the time (or rather do not take the time to do so), why not get started with a 12 minute sitting and start to enjoy the benefits immediately at / during / after the first session.
Almost every individual who starts with anything new to him or her will often have lingering questions, hopes, and doubts about it. There are even people who hopes that when they begin to meditate, they will be enlightened. Or perhaps you’re one of those individuals who think that meditation is just like an exercise or diet that you’ve been trying to do for the past few months. But these things are normal; so don’t be surprised if you’re also like that.
The best thing to do is to face all the positive and/or negative expectations, and after doing so, forget about them and start with a clean slate. If you want to try the 8-minute program of meditation, you should learn how to approach it one minute at a time.
While many people think that meditation is a simple practice, then you’d better think twice. You might not notice it, but your mind is always racing from here to there. You can’t concentrate. According to the book’s author, you must watch your breath. This is the very first step to meditation. Do your inhalation and exhalation by breathing deeply. If you always do this and just keep on practicing, you can become good in meditation.
As a word of reminder, if you catch yourself thinking about other things, or in other words your mind strays off, focus again on your breathing. After all, meditation is all about concentrating and if you realize that you’re not on the right track, you can always return to that state of mind gently. Don’t get discouraged easily and just keep on practicing. There is a popular saying that says practice makes perfect; so always keep that in mind. If you quit easily, then you will remain a quitter.
Meditation can help you in achieving peace of mind. With all your problems at work, in your family, and the entire world, you should at least experience a few minutes of peace. Don’t miss this chance to attain personal development at no cost at all.