Now, I know there are a lot of demands on your time, but meditation is pretty easy to do. It provides many benefits, and it only takes a few minutes to experience in the quiet peacefulness of a sleeping household – either at night or in the morning. It’s a blue-ribbon habit to cultivate for a better quality of life and youthful aging.
All meditative activities raise serotonin levels and that equates to feeling happy. As a result, daily meditators have superior mental and emotional health. They have less anxiety, depression, anger, sadness and fear, and they have more friends, healthier relationships, and feel a great deal more satisfied with their lives. Regular meditation increases awareness, mental clarity and inner peace. Meditation also reduces stress, heals unresolved emotional issues and increases feelings of connection to all that is. As if that wasn’t enough, many studies indicate that meditation dramatically reduces and even reverses disease of all types! And people who meditate or pray regularly live longer too.
It amazes me how much of a difference it makes in my day, and the insights I notice about my life, when I sit in stillness and listen to a meditation or hypnosis CD every evening.
Looking for suggestions that make meditation easier and fun? Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra have produced several meditation series based on themes such as “Become What You Believe”, “Creating Peace from the Inside Out”, “Manifesting Grace through Gratitude”. A couple of times a year, they broadcast a free 21-day meditation program.
– Excerpted from “Powerful Habits to Grow Younger Every Day – Look and Feel 10 Years Younger Naturally!” by Wendy Vineyard.