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!
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