Let me tell you a short story….
When I look back to the day when I locked myself away in my spare room, I felt a little lost, stressed and anxious at this point in my life and I needed some help.
I went armed with a cup of tea and sat down in the middle of the room.
I had the thought (yes another thought, but we will get to that soon) that I would try meditation.
Yet I had no clue how to do that or where to start. If I am honest, I felt so lost at this point I could have started praying or crying when locked away in that room. That’s how out of control I felt.
So I sat and just shut my eyes whilst I hugged my tea.
I was shocked myself!
I understood meditation at the time to be a case of eliminating all thoughts from your mind and I couldn’t believe how much noise there was in my head!!
In those 10 minutes when I was sat on my arse letting my tea go cold in my hands, I couldn’t manage more than 2 seconds without a though running through my head!
Thoughts on absolutely everything from what Oscar (my dog) is doing to what I am going to buy in the food shopping tomorrow.
I just couldn’t believe how busy my mind was!
Fast forward a few years and meditation, in various forms, is now part of my daily routine and I can safely and honestly say – it has completely changed me for the better!
Many of us have some fears or nervousness about meditation.
Still, many people do not see the benefits and alot of people see it as a silly waste of time.
But let me tell you something……
I am not a Buddhist Monk! I am just a regular 40 year old man.
I am not a hippie and do not walk around in technicolour dressing gowns everywhere I go!
But I do see the importance of this ancient Eastern practice and by making it part of my daily routine, my health has been improved 100%.
My stress levels are lower than the soil under my feet and my anxieties have disappeared.
Why would you not want to even try this practice if for 10 minutes a day you can gain all these wonderful benefits?!
I have a quick meditation you can try below….