20 Reasons to Start Meditation Today!

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20 Reasons to Start Meditation Today!

It Boosts Your HEALTH

1 – Increases immune function

2 – Decreases Pain

3 – Decreases Inflammation at the Cellular Level

 

It Boosts Your HAPPINESS

4 – Increases Positive Emotion

5 – Decreases Depression

6 – Decreases Anxiety

7 – Decreases Stress

 

It Boosts Your SOCIAL LIFE

Think meditation is a solitary activity? It may be (unless you meditate in a group which many do!) but it actually increases your sense of connection to others:

8 – Increases social connection & emotional intelligence

9 – Makes you more compassionate

10 – Makes you feel less lonely

 

It Boosts Your Self-Control

11 – Improves your ability to regulate your emotions (see here) (Ever flown off the handle or not been able to quiet your mind? Here’s the key)

12 – Improves your ability to introspect

 

It Changes Your BRAIN

13 – Increases grey matter

14 – Increases volume in areas related to emotion regulation, positive emotions & self-control

15 – Increases cortical thickness in areas related to paying attention

 

It Improves Your Productivity

16 – Increases your focus & attention

17 – Improves your ability to multitask

18 – Improves your memory

19 – Improves your ability to be creative & think outside the box

 

20. It Makes You WISE(R)

It gives you perspective: By observing your mind, you realize you don’t have to be slave to it. You realize it throws tantrums, gets grumpy, jealous, happy and sad but that it doesn’t have to run you. Meditation is quite simply mental hygiene: clear out the junk, tune your talents, and get in touch with yourself. Think about it, you shower every day and clean your body, but have you ever showered your mind? As a consequence, you’ll feel more clear and see thing with greater perspective. “The quality of our life depends on the quality of our mind,” writes Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. We can’t control what happens on the outside but we do have a say over the quality of our mind. No matter what’s going on, if your mind is ok, everything is ok. Right now.

It Keeps You Real

Once you get to know your mind, you start to own your stuff and become more authentic, maybe even humble. You realize the stories and soap operas your mind puts you through and you gain some perspective on them. You realize most of us are caught up in a mind-drama and become more compassionate towards others.

 

And…the more you meditate, the more you seem to benefit!

 

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Article Source ( Psychology Today)

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