Three years ago I had zero interest in meditation. The thought of just sitting still, doing nothing, by myself, in my own world, just didn’t appeal. Why spend time meditating when I could be running or at the gym?
One relationship break-up and a guided meditation later and I had my first taste of what it could bring to my life.
After that I started to meditate on an ad-hoc basis … using it as a ‘fix’ for when I needed to relax or still my mind. I explored the guided meditations on YouTube, websites and podcasts and over time I found my meditation groove.
Three years on, and I now meditate pretty much every day … but if I don’t, that’s OK too … I use an awesome app, along with more than 2,500,000 meditators, called Insight Timer … it has over 6,400 FREE guided meditations, podcasts, how to’s and lots more.
My two favourite meditations are ‘Morning Meditation with Music’ and ‘The Secret Garden’.
Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned meditator or looking for something new I’d recommend giving Insight Timer a go … and if you do, let me know what you think!
SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION
- Gain inner peace
- Increases your self-awareness
- You’ll feel calmer and more grounded … and become more present
- Helps you sleep better or sets you up for the day (depending on when you meditate!)
- You’ll experience a stronger connection with your intuition
- Source of inspiration
- Rejuvenates you
- Increases your consciousness