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The Miracle of Meditation

To me, striving for a vegan lifestyle includes aiming to live sustainably.  One of the most important ways to live sustainably, is to sustain yourself!  Meditation is an easy, free, vegan way to live well and sustain your own health. 

We can sustain our health naturally, using simple tools for creating wellness and peace in our lives.  Being vegan, vegetarian or v-curious is good for us, nourishes us and we know this for ourselves, through our experience.  But what our choices also do as veggie-friendly-people is send a message.  We show the world through our own behavior a kinder way of being.  Our health and happiness speaks for itself and this creates a ripple effect, potentially inspiring others to positive change.

Meditation, like eating an animal-friendly, mostly-veggie diet is self-sustaining as it creates a vibrancy and ease within you.  In the same way, a message is sent through the action of meditation practice.  It is a message of empowerment.  It says that health consists of more than just experts, pills and hospitals.  Health begins within!  We can be powerful, living a simple and natural lifestyle while eliminating our need for so much external means of acquiring temporary peace and happiness. 

For us to choose healthy lifestyle habits such as slowing down, meditating, abiding within the stillness; we create peace within ourselves and we create a more peaceful existence for everyone.

Love Peace Health and True Wealth are possible for all of us, simply and naturally!

 

Here are just a few of the seemingly endless benefits of regular meditation practice:

1. Stress Relief

Meditation lowers the stress chemical cortisol.  This improves relaxation and also reduces our risk for myriad stress-related dis-eases.

2. Eliminates Anxiety & Depression

Regular meditation increases the neurotransmitters, Serotonin and Gaba which are the mood stabilizing chemicals.  A great help for relieving both insomnia and depression.

3. Improved & Lasting Sense of Well-Being

Meditation literally creates the infamous, "natural high."  It's bliss and it's free and it never runs out.  I like to say, don't medicate; meditate!  :)

4. Quiets Mind Chatter

Meditation slows brainwave frequency.  It takes the mind from busy Beta waves to calm Alpha or Delta waves.  Imagine a stormy sea that moves into calm lake mode...

5. Increased Emotional Maturity

Practicing quiets the mind and body, creating awareness.  More self-awareness makes one better able to reflect and make positive changes.  More awareness of others creates loving-kindness.

6. Spiritual Insight

Meditation practice enhances intuition and creativity.  It adjust perspective, turning problems into opportunities.

7. Feel More Connected to Self & Others

Meditation gives you the direct experience of feeling yourself connected to the larger whole.  There is no doubt in my mind after years of practice that meditation improves self-esteem and relationships!  On "Meditation Days," i am, and my house is, always notably more calm and harmonious. 

8. Anti-Aging Benefits

Meditating actually boosts "youth chemicals".  Improves DHEA growth hormone and melatonin, helping to counteract the effects of aging on the body/mind/spirit.

9. Enhanced Immune Function

Meditating increases immunity!  It also helps to promote deeper sleep and thus, more powerful daily renewal.

10. Sleep Replacement!

It is proven that meditating for 30-minutes to a specific brainwave frequency audio track is the equivalent of sleeping for two or three full hours!  Meditating can literally reduce your need for sleep and give you more time, quality time, to live your life.

 

I have been personally meditating for over a decade now.  The practice has changed my life, and my self.  I am a much healthier happier me.  I urge you not to take my word for it though, if you have never meditated or aren't a frequent meditator, give it a try, be consistent and see for yourself the benefits that unfold for you.

It doesn't take long to meditate and it's a myth that it is difficult!  Most of the time, simple closing your eyes in a quiet room, breathing and surrendering, is enough. 

The following is a specific one-minute meditation for you to try any time day or night!  You will find it to be a fast and effective way to cultivate peace and harmony within yourself and your world.  Abundant Blessings! :)

 

 

One-Minute Peace Meditation

Take a moment for yourself.  Slow down.  Relax.  Breathe.  Rest.  Close your eyes...

Surrender and Breathe.

Imagine yourself at peace.  Imagine all of life at peace as it continues it's symphonic ebb and flow.  The ebb and flow are normal.  The winds of change will come and go.  All the while you remain at the center of yourself, calm as a dove.  See yourself in living in peace, being peace.

You are the imperturbable Buddha!  You are the perfect calm!  You have perfect peace inside you at all times. 

You are perfect peace now.  Breathe that reality in.  Feel it.  Smile.  Breathe. Relax.  Release. 

All is Truly Well!

 

 

*I added to and edited statistical information in top ten list above from content found on www.peachic.com  Complete, unedited version can be viewed by clicking the following link: 

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/wellness-articles/10-top-meditation-benefits-how-does-meditation-help-the-human-body-4448933.html 

 

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  1. Veganara
    Veganara
    Voted. Great blog, I agree with you! I have discovered the benefits of meditation for myself. I have just submitted another blog, Those Self-Righteous Vegans, do check it out!
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  2. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Vote #3! Christians spend time in prayer to talk with God, but receive some of the same benefits.
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    1. BuddhasDelight
      BuddhasDelight
      indeed! prayer is a form of meditation and meditation is a form of prayer. my favorite thing about meditation is you can come to it with years of experience or none at all, you can come to it as a buddhist, as a christian as a muslim, or of no religion at all. meditation is a wonderful, universal tool for cultivating inner peace, better health and expanded awareness. it has changed my life, created more unity and harmony and dissolved a lot of division and discord. miraculous! love it. bless you all and thank you for your comments. :)
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  3. SnakeWitch
    I would like to add that it helps develop focus and concentration. I've even heard of it enhancing sexual performance! Now there's an incentive to do this! Voted!
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    1. BuddhasDelight
      BuddhasDelight
      indeed! lol, that's quite true snakewitch. on all counts... :)
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  4. Katapoet
    Katapoet
    I've been dying to learn more about meditation. Thanks, voted!
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    1. BuddhasDelight
      BuddhasDelight
      sure thing! i will post more articles like this soon.
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  5. Roopam
    Awesome...very well written...I agree with all you say...meditation is great for a peaceful and happy state of mind...it gives you inner strength and takes you beyond the clutches of everyday struggles...so you start to feel joy in every moment of life...voted!
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    1. BuddhasDelight
      BuddhasDelight
      thanks roopam!
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  6. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    I feel more relaxed already! I love to meditate, especially in early evening to quiet the events of the day. Voted. Check out my Romesco sauce post and vote if you like.
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  7. Zack
    Zack
    I love meditating! voted, and i wrote a new article about sustaining the environment too, its called a fishy tale, i hope you enjoy it =)
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