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How to Benefit from meditation

How Anyone Can Benefit from Living A More Spiritual Life

Hopefully, now you’re starting to get a clearer picture of just what the word “spirituality” encompasses. It’s a broad concept that can include numerous aspects, as long as the ultimate goal is to bring you fulfillment in pursuing something bigger than yourself. You may understand now that your spiritual practice can involve anything that is meaningful to you and that it is likely to evolve. You can add activities such as meditating, yoga, reading, journaling, or hiking to your regular spiritual routine. While this may all sound great, you’re probably wondering why you might want to invest much time and energy into a daily regimen such as any of these. I’d like to help you better understand, so let’s move on to discuss the benefits of spirituality and how working to become more spiritual can enhance your life. (more…)

Regular Meditation

The Benefits of Regular Meditation

Meditation is a practice that involves training your mind to focus, and it’s becoming quite popular these days. You’ve probably read articles about it, heard about celebrities who swear by it, or even know people in your everyday circles who sing its praises. It’s used for a variety of reasons. Some feel it helps them to feel calmer when life is particularly hectic. Others just want to reduce their overall stress or to improve their sleep and feel meditation could help. You may have heard that meditating can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. All of these things are true. Let’s examine them, along with other benefits of regular meditation, to see just what all the fuss is about and to help you determine whether meditation seems like a practice you may wish to incorporate into your life. (more…)

Religion and Faith

Let’s Talk About Religion and Faith

 In our last post, we touched a little bit on how the concept of spirituality differs from organized religion. Neither is necessarily better than the other, and they can be related. However, they’re not the same, as had commonly been accepted in the past. You don’t have to embrace a religion in order to be a spiritual person. Spirituality encompasses a wider set of circumstances and evolves over time. It’s something that an individual determines and shapes, rather than a doctrine or structure to be followed. That’s not to say you can’t be a deeply religious person who is strong in your particular faith and still pursue other spiritual endeavors. The two can exist simultaneously. To make things a bit clearer, let’s take a look at some of the more specific ways in which spirituality differs from religion and faith. (more…)

Spirituality

What Is Spirituality

Spirituality is a concept we hear a lot about these days. However, you may not really be sure what the term means. That’s because it’s evolved quite a bit over the years. Once, the word referred to being religious. Whenever someone spoke of being spiritual, you could almost guarantee they meant they were speaking about their formal religion. These days, the term is more fluid. It extends to refer to any form of growth process aimed at reaching a higher consciousness. Spiritual activities of all types allow people to move toward becoming their best selves and to focus their intent on living a purpose-driven life. These activities can include meditation, yoga, research, fellowship, communing with nature, and more. (more…)

Meditation

What Is Meditation

Although meditation has undergone a resurgence in popularity as of late, it’s still a concept that isn’t thoroughly understood by many. Most folks have a vague idea that the practice involves calming the mind, but they may be unsure of the ways in which that occurs. It’s also a bit of a mystery to lots of people what benefits can come from meditating. Meditation usually involves sitting quietly for various lengths of time, while focusing on controlled breathing and mindfulness. The benefits are far-reaching and may actually surprise you. Let’s take a moment to delve a little deeper into this ancient technique and try to unravel some of its mysteries. (more…)