I started very recently meditating outside of sessions. I've read that there are Emotional Benefits like:
- Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
- Building skills to manage your stress
- Increasing self-awareness
- Focusing on the present
- Reducing negative emotions
- Anxiety disorders
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Sleep problems
I began by simply recreating my therapy sessions at home. I have created this sort of safe place in my head. I'm surrounded by God's white light and his Love envelopes me, this creates safety for me. And then I release all that ails me and soon I'm floating amongst the stars and swirls of all that protects and gives me comfort. Do I chant? No. Do I sit in weird positions? No. What about surrounded by candles and burning incense? No, but that might be quite nice. :)
Please remember I have done no formal research on meditation and honestly I see no real reason to do so at this time. Right now I'm just concentrating on letting go and harnessing only what is good in my life. So many times in my life I have done just the opposite. I would hold onto what I thought I needed to. I would surround myself with the typical daily expectations of a person's life. My eyes have been opened to a world that I knew was right within reach, but was too blind to see it clearly enough. Now, I have a front row...centered seat to see all the possibilities that are there for me.
Praying You are Blessed Today!