About 7 Minute Meditation
Connect your body and brain in a daily minute meditiation. You do not have to workout at the gym to get fit. Just use the comfort of your own home and get fit online not only physically but also mentally. Stress less, sleep better and improve yourself day by day.
Heal yourself with life coach Greg Thurstons seven minute mindfulness meditation guide.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness refers to being aware of what’s happening in the present moment, which is a fundamental ability that we all share. If you are aware of these very words you are reading, the sensations of this book in your hands, or the sounds of a neighbor’s dog barking, then you are successfully using your innate capacity to be mindful. Mindfulness is not magical or mystical. It is the simple awareness of what is unfolding in real time, right now, just as it is. There is nothing more, nothing less.
While the ability to be mindful is a very natural function of the mind, we’d like to address some of its key characteristics and functions that make it such a vital capacity for performing at your best.
Common Issues that Meditation Can Help With
This form of meditation is known to relieve many stress- and nervous-systemrelated disorders. Those with more obviously physical facets include:
- Digestive problems
- Cardiovascular issues
- High blood pressure
- Chronic pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Immune disorders
The most common mental health issues that people come to see me about are:
- Anxiety (as well as related disorders like OCD, PTSD or panic attacks)
- Depression (and related disorders like SAD or mood swings)
And then there are issues more related to lifestyle, including:
- Weight management
- Relationship challenges
- Problems in the workplace
- Addiction (alcohol, drugs, smoking)
We’ll be looking at some of these in our case studies that follow, along with tips on how to use meditation to help overcome them.
There are many reasons for meditating. It seems to me that one of the main ones is to enjoy contentment. When we look at our life, contentment is usually fleeting. Instead, we often live day to day with a sense of lack, of dissatisfaction, of disease.
We all, regardless of nationality, religion, or beliefs, want to experience contentment in our life. We want something beyond feeling happy, because deep down we know that our feelings come and go like the clouds in the sky.
Contentment comes from within—from deep within our being. But the circumstances of our life and the actions of our body, speech and mind often prevent this contentment from rising up to express itself. Instead, we are caught up in looking for contentment in things—in food, in relationships, in money, in situations, and in fleeting experiences that, while they might be temporarily enjoyable, eventually dissolve, and then we are left with that familiar sense of lack.
Meditation can be a skillful means of discovering contentment. It takes us within ourselves, and points us in the direction of where contentment is found. As the Dalai Lama has explained, “Granted, external circumstances can contribute to one’s happiness and well-being, but ultimately happiness and suffering depend upon the mind, and how it perceives.”