I recently went back to mediating after a long time away. We get so wrapped up in our daily grind that we rarely just stop. Certainly you have 10 minutes to yourself correct?
I began practicing several years ago when I found myself actually causing more stress to myself. I’ve always been pretty mindful, but it’s a sad feeling when you realize that the stress around you doesn’t have to be there. I either caused some of it or let some of the stress get out of hand. Working to please others, I felt short of myself.
If those things doesn’t intrigue your mind in wanting to at least try it out, I don’t know what will. Who would not want those mentioned health benefits? It might be easy to say, “Find a quiet place for 10 minutes and focus on your breathing.” It’s a lot difficult than you might think, especially if you are constantly on the go, thinking of your next move.
There are many different styles of meditating that I think you should try- what works for one may not work for another. Can you believe that there are actually 23 types? I found a great web site that not only describes the different techniques, but also illustrates body position.
Remember, you don’t have to do this everyday, certainly not for 20-30 minutes at a time. I challenge you to meditate 2-3x a week for 10 minutes. You might have to attempt several different styles to find what works for you. I think you will find, that over time, you look at the events in your life a little differently.