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The Power of Your Mind
To Achieve Your Goals
Transformational Benefits of Relaxation & Meditation
From Clearing Blockages to Increasing Health and Wellbeing - It Influences Every Area of Your Life
Though many people meditate for one or two particular reasons, it actually impacts positively upon every single area of your life, just the same - such as your personal life, business life, health, success, spiritual growth, and many others.
As your mind is connected to everything you say and do, and influences how you are feeling physically, this pretty much covers our entire everyday life experiences as a human being.
But what exactly are the various different influences and benefits meditation and relaxation have upon your life?
In your physical health, it allows your body's inner functioning at the deepest cellular level to run more efficiently, as it removes stress which is known to inhibit these inner bodily functions.
It also strengthens the 24/7 functioning of your powerful immune system, which co-ordinates countless tasks throughout every second of your life, such as your heart beat, your breathing, elimination, metabolism, digestion, healing, cell regeneration... and the list goes on, virtually forever.
For this reason many hospitals now have meditation programs to teach to cancer sufferers and those with stress-related physical symptoms - as science is constantly discovering new ways the mind is able to help accelerate the healing of the body.
In turn, your entire scope of mental powers are also strengthened with relaxation.
The deep relaxation clears your mind and increases your ability to focus, concentrate, recall information, communicate clearly, make better decisions.
While remaining motivated and emotionally balanced, solving problems more easily, increased intuition and creativity, and a sense of inner confidence in yourself and your abilities.
Needless to say, it enhances our entire personal development and personal abilities, which has a positive impact upon our self esteem, personal relationships, business career, and even our spiritual growth (regardless of whether you are a religious person, or not - or if you follow your own personal path of spirituality).
Basically, meditation allows every area of your life to be more connected, integrated, to function more efficiently, and to flow.It opens up the non-functioning or frozen areas of our life and gets them circulating again.
Meditation brings all the thousands of physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our life into alignment, so that we can become the best version of ourselves that we can be, and help us to realize our own inner potentials and achieve goals we may desire.
And arguably, possibly even above all of these things - meditation helps us to simply experience a heightened and pure sense of joy, in our life. Even for that reason alone, I know that the time I allow for this scheduled quiet time in my life is truly worth it.
Accessing What You Need From Meditation
As there are almost countless benefits to relaxation and meditation, there's also many countless reasons why people are using it, every day all around the world.
Stress release, health reasons, sharpening mental skills, overcoming limitations and personal growth, accelerated goal achievement, spirituality, and expanding awareness, intuition and creativity are the most common reasons for people using relaxation.
Relaxation and meditation open up our link to the vast abilities housed within our subconscious, the sleeping giant influencing every facet of our life - and silently operating in the background like a computer, simultaneously running hundreds of programs.
This has become common knowledge nowadays, which is why meditation has overcome its initial perception of being a little 'alternative', and has now gained both scientific and public acceptance, and a permanent foothold many people's everyday life.
Our subconscious literally knows everything there is to know about us - our entire life's personal history, all our hopes, beliefs and desires, our current level of health, and our likes and dislikes, ad infinitum.
It's also our natural protector - as it controls our immune system containing thousands of cancer-killing 'T cells', as well as the muscular reflexes that automatically take our hand off a hot stove, and, if required, can even render us unconscious to ensure we avoid a negative experience of mental trauma or serious physical pain.
However, people are often still mystified as to how meditation delivers benefits which are often quite unique to them and their personal situation, which are often quite different to what others may receive from the very same technique!
Why Do We All Get Different Benefits from Relaxation?
Because your subconscious has an intimate personal knowledge of exactly who you are, and what you need - and so every moment of the day it is trying to move you in the direction that it believes to be for your highest good, even whether you actually even realise it or not.
This is why we often wonder why our life has taken a rather unusual turn or direction, only to find out later that it turned out to be exactly what we had needed.
And so when we meditate, it helps to clear away our own resistance and self-sabotaging habits brought about by day-to-day negativity, and helps us to re-align with our purest essence of who we truly are, and the direction we should take in our lives. And because we are all different, we all get different results from the same technique!
This is why people often experience rather "miraculous" changes and improvements in their lives when they meditate regularly, as they naturally begin to gravitate back to the directions they were personally meant to be heading.
So whenever you get the chance in your busy day, take some moments of quiet time and allow your own inner-intelligence to gain a foothold upon your life once more.
Clearing Blockages and Re-Activating Frozen Areas of Our Life
Another area where stilling the mind is often credited is with bringing positive new change and movement to previously frozen areas of our life, which may be completely different areas for each individual person - as meditation (ie. deep, quality meditation - rather than mere light relaxation), works on the areas of our life which are most personally important to us and our own personal health and development, as it does for each and every person.
So how does it bring about these changes and improvements in our lives, and help us achieve goals which were previously beyond our reach?
Rather than manifesting something magically out of thin air, meditation quite simply helps us to clear our own resistance to the issues or goals. It is much like 'clearing our path' of obstacles, so we can travel more easily along it and reach our goals.
Blockages in our life can range from simply be an area that is not as strong as the other areas of your life, or they can also be debilitating issues which prevent us from moving forward and developing further.
Most often they have been unconsciously created, either gradually over the years or from major traumas or events in our life (they are not consciously created, so no need to blame yourself!), and deep meditation assists us with the emotional release, to help clear the issues and allow these areas of our life to begin to function once again.
The blockages people experience may be in any area of life - whether it be in health, love, relationships, money, career, success etc.
Deep relaxation, while it also works simultaneously at multiple levels of our being - tends to also work on 'major projects', seeking out and targeting the specific major issues that each person is personally dealing with at the time.
These are the issues that people tend to notice more than any other - but most often, only once they are gone.
Of course, if the issues are particularly deeply ingrained or long-term issues, meditation's releasing of the emotions attached to them can sometimes cause a little initial discomfort, while the issues (or blockages) are 'processing' and releasing.
These are the times when the length or frequency of the relaxation may be reduced to allow the issues to clear a little less quickly and painlessly, at a pace the mind and body are more comfortable with.
Once an issue has been cleared, we can often experience a major shift and improvement in those specific areas of our lives, and a general feeling of happiness or emotional relief sweep over us.
From that moment onwards the issue should be cleared, and any future meditations tend to seek out other areas to focus upon and improve in our life.
The deep levels of peace and relaxation created by deep-quality meditation continually sweep throughout our mind and body seeking out any areas of discord, and slowly but surely transforming them back to strong and healthy levels once more.
No Matter How Many 'Thoughts' You May Have, Meditation is Always Beneficial
Regular relaxation at the deepest levels eventually becomes such an automatic response to our mind, it no longer matters whether you feel some sessions are better quality than others, or not - in regard to the amount of thoughts you may have had.
Your mind becomes so attuned to the regular session, it reaches a point where it virtually begins the relaxation process before you have even begun for that day, as a conditioned autoresponse which builds up from the regular use of the technique.
Needless to say, meditation builds up accumulatively, and this is what lengthens the flow-on effect of the relaxation - ie. how long the after-effects of each meditation continue.
For those who now meditate regularly at advanced levels, the meditation eventually reaches the point where the flow-on effects from your meditation are only beginning to wear off just as you are preparing to meditate again, the following day.
When you reach this stage, it means you are now experiencing every day in your life, and your entire working days, in a permanently powerful state - of mental relaxation, enhanced sharpness, increased physical benefits, and all the other countless aspects that come from deep relaxation.
This is the optimum mental state which brings synchronicity into our lives - where our brain is operating at its most powerful brainwave rhythms, and our mind is constantly seeking our highest possible outcomes for any life situations we are dealing with.
When this happens, we see an unfolding of powerful improvements in our life, as well as a falling away of the issues we are no longer finding useful to our daily existence.
It is a time of enormous possibilities and potential - a true 'natural high' that seems to let go of negative emotions or negative emotional attachments, and you begin to see life through a powerful, positive new filter, or lens.
Meditation During Times Of Unusual Stress
Everyone experiences particular times when life simply delivers greater amounts of everyday stress than usual. For some it might be the end of the year, for others it might be from the loss of a job, a relationship, health issues, financial pressure, etc.
During these unsettling times it is easy to let the good habits, particularly regular relaxation, slip away and become lost in the external busy-ness and confusion. But these are the very times when you need it most.
When you meditate regularly, you create a core of inner peace which flows through your mind and body at the cellular level - and this deep inner relaxation is the very thing that sustains you, whenever things are getting a little crazy externally in your life.
When you meditate, it minimizes, absorbs and evaporates stressful situations. While stressful situations can still have an initial effect upon us while we are coming to terms with it, there are usually no long-lasting effects from the stress - as our core of inner peace quickly re-establishes our equilibrium so we can think clearly once again.
This means that you reach a point where stress virtually bounces off you, much like "water off a duck's back".
Of course, if the stressful situation is particularly difficult or extremely emotional, then it may be necessary to increase the regularity of your meditations during that period, even if it means adding an additional shorter version at the other end of your day.
This will make it easier to move through the situation more quickly and easily, and being able to think more clearly and eloquently throughout the event. Emotional issues dissolve and disappear far more quickly for those who meditate.
External stress cannot affect you for very long when you have internal peace - and this is why it is important during these times to maintain your meditation.
If a life situation puts you under extreme time pressure where it becomes difficult to fit a relaxation into your day, then simply reduce the length of your session, but increase its frequency.
For instance, this would mean that, rather than doing a longer meditation once a day, you might do a shorter one twice a day, instead.
Once the crisis has passed (and it almost always does), you simply revert back to your regularly routine once more.
Taking time out from the stress reminds us that these issues are simply temporary, external and often perceived to be worse than they actually are. But the peace we have inside of us is real, internal, and permanent - we just need to access it, when we need it.
So whatever you do, keep it up - in whatever form you can. Meditation is your insulation and protection for dealing with stressful situations that life throws at us from time to time.
Keep meditating - and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions along the way!
"The best of health, inner peace and success" Craig Townsend
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