Meditation

I added the Headspace app to my phone. I’m going to try it free for a week. I’m going to try to use it as much as possible.

Might also try the calm app. To compare with headspace.

I like the cheerful imagery on Headspace

I’m no stranger to meditation. I started meditating 14 years ago. Never a lot. And never consistently. But I do bring it back into my life from time to time. As needed. When I first started meditating I would receive answers from voices that weren’t mine. It was really crazy!!!! Moments of perfect clarity in times of uncertainty. I always trusted those answers as my inner voice guiding me but who knows!

As some of you know I took meditation & Buddhist classes at a Buddhist monastery while I lived in Oklahoma. I completed level 1 and half of level 2. I absolutely loved it. I learned so much and I’m always trying to practice what I learned. The three universal truths, the four noble truths, the eightfold path. Mostly a lot of this: Karma. Kindness. Compassion. Acceptance. Releasing attachments. Honesty. In short….be a good human.

I’ve also meditated in my yoga classes over the years. And sometimes at home to help center & ground myself. Or to replace a needed nap.

I hosted a group meditation once. We used oils and crystals. It was fun & relaxing. And we had cheese fondue after 🙂

Through my doctor’s office I got to use the muse headband that tracks your brain signals while you meditate. I only had two sessions when the pandemic started.

So today I’m beginning a new meditation journey. To help with internal and external conflicts to help with creativity, and mental health issues. This new meditation journey will incorporate guided meditation through the app. I do really enjoy guided visualizations. I also plan to use it with my daughter. I’ve used guided meditation with her many times over the years.

So, what are the benefits of meditation?

Better sleep, more focus and energy, increased creativity, decreased pain and anxiety to name a few.

I’ll review the Headspace app after my free trial week ends.

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