Think of the most beautiful person that you know. Go on… picture her. What is it that you find beautiful about her? While physical tastes may differ there are a few things that most of us find attractive across the board – confidence, joy and kindness. These things turn on your inner glow in a way that everyone around you will notice.
So how do we add more confidence, joy and kindness to our lives? Meditation. Yep, Meditation! Why? Meditation is a powerful stress relieving tool. Stress will zap your inner glow and rob you of the experience of enjoying the RIGHT NOW. Stress is making us sick, it is making us crazy and it is aging us at alarming rates.
One hundred bucks says that the beautiful person that you pictured earlier is NOT running around complaining, busy and stressed.
“But I don’t have time to meditate, I don’t want people to think I am a freak, I can’t stop my mind from thinking…”
Here is the good news. No one can stop their mind from thinking, so take that pressure off yourself. The only time the brain activity totally stops is when we are dead. The time that you invest in meditation will pay of in dividends with what you are able to accomplish afterwards. More people than you think are already doing it, loving it and getting their inner glow on.
How does meditation help you get your glow on?
Meditation is custom designed to dissolve stress. We all know that a good night’s sleep is one of natures best beauty secrets. What if you knew that meditation delivers rest that is 5 times deeper than sleep! The body wants to thank you for that deep rest, and it thanks you by dissolving old stresses lodged in the nervous system. Less stress in the nervous system allows you to be more present in the right now which is the only place that happiness actually resides.
Meditation also reverses body age by up to 8 YEARS! Sounds crazy right? But here is the thing. Stress ages us in an expeditious fashion. If you want proof of that, look at a picture of any president when they take office and a picture of them one year after being in office. All of them seem to age ten years in just one.
If you want to practice right now here is a simple exercise you can try. Let us know how it goes for you.
1. Find and comfy chair and close your eyes
2. Take 30 seconds of just chilling
3. Gently start thinking the word “one” silently to yourself
4. Repeat for 5 min (feel free to check your watch, don’t set an alarm)
5. Know that thoughts will come, that is ok. Keep coming back “one”.
Just five minutes a day of quiet time can do wonders in an age of ever increasing demands and distractions. Take charge of your inner glow and try it now!
Want to learn more? Check out www.zivameditation.com to attend a free 1 hr Intro to Meditation.
With a unique combination of training in Western psychology (7 years of study under Thomas Jones, founder of The Paradox Process) and 4 years of meditation training Emily is perfectly suited to teach busy people how to incorporate this simple and hugely effective practice into their lives.