I still am so amazed that people push back when I tell them that they must meditate. Occasionally, I get the ohhh…you’re one of THOSE strange people who meditate looks. Some people just associate the word “meditation” with flaky, New Agey stuff that they feel like they can’t relate to. But, hold it. Meditation really can change your life. Dr. Oz’s The You Doc’s column today http://www.denverpost.com/fitness/ci_16543857 states that daily meditation rewires your brain. They state, “Over time it produces very high-frequency brain waves that increase your abilities to focus, pay attention, learn and remember.” Ahhhh….high frequency energy…I may have mentioned this state in Living with Certainty: Experience Deep-Soul Joy. Strive to make everything you do in life come from a high-frequency state and you will have a better life. Perhaps this is why Buddhist monks have found that with daily meditation they can live lives of love, compassion, and service. As high-frequency as you can get.
What I find so encouraging is that Marines are now meditating. The November 2010 issue of Men’s Journal discusses new experiments with the military that are affirming the benefits of mindfulness. “Moments spent in total silence,” even in the “lotus position in their field uniforms with rifles across their back” are becoming more accepted and common. Meditation has great impact on our emotions, helping “healthy soldiers to stay calm and alert in chaotic situations.”
Why not try it? If it can keep a soldier in battle calmer and more adroitly responsive, don’t you think it can help you deal more effectively with your day to day life? Particularly for those of you who are in painful transitions, including divorce, unemployment, or disability, I emplore you to try it. It will change you for the better.