Monday, August 26, 2013

Meditation: another level to recovery

Mindfulness meditation is the art of being aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at every moment, without interpretation or judgment.  Meditation can help you direct your attention away from negative thinking and meditation exercises can reduce stress, anxiety and depression as well as help you with bi-polar illness and lessen negative thinking and destruction and improve your mood.  Pay attention, listen closely, and think of meaning and uniqueness. Work towards a way to develop a habit of understanding other people and delay your own judgments and criticisms.  You can make the familiar things in life new again by identifying new details in the objects you haven’t paid attention to.  Sit in a quiet place and focus on your breathing, feel your breath moving in and out of you.  Let your awareness of everything else fall away from you and don’t judge yourself.  Remember you’re not trying to become anything, only to be aware of what surrounds you by every breath you take.  Meditation is the practice of concentration and focus upon a sound, an object, breath, or movement itself, in order to increase awareness of the present moment.  Meditation reduces stress, helps on relaxation and enhances both personal and spiritual growth.  You’ benefit from meditation if you are with or without acute medical illness or stress.
As meditation is a training of the mind, you can say it is similar to a training of the body.  The combination of therapy and medication is a great part of recovering from a mental illness.  There are methods other than therapy and medications which can help you on your road to recovery and these methods of self-discovery can help you to get in touch with your mind, body and soul, giving you the ability to gain control over your recovery.  Meditation is a mindfulness practice which helps you to relax and become present in the moment you exist.  There are many meditation techniques which can work with one another.  Sitting quietly is form of meditation of which you can do for up to 5 minutes or many hours depending on the time you have.  Meditation takes practice and retraining your mind doesn’t happen in an instance, yet practicing once a day or a few times a week, you’ll find it’s easier to being to understand the frame of mind you are seeking.

Written by Donald S

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