Most people have a totally wrong impression of what they stand to benefit from meditating. What they don’t know is that meditation is directly related to their productivity goals. This is how the likes of Einstein and Russell Simmons were able to come up with their most brilliant ideas.
In a study conducted in 2006, the Harvard Medical School grouped scientists all over the world and had the participants of the study perform zen meditation 40 minutes a day. Their brain tissue was then measured—with results that were definitely groundbreaking. The test group showed that they were able to repair their damaged gray matter—which is directly related to repair and prevention of Alzheimer’s and dementia. It is also important in regulating brain chemistry, with its capacity to assist those with OCD and ADHD. It also prevents depression, according to a study from the University of Toronto.
Meditate And Be Your Best Self
The practice of meditation is very simple: one must only quiet the mind without falling asleep. What’s so hard about that? It doesn’t seem complicated. In theory, it is easy, but in application, most people have difficulty quieting the mind. The well-known teacher Eckhart Tolle describes modern civilization as being made up of “compulsive thinkers.” We can’t seem to stop thinking even when we want to. Many resort to sleeping pills to stop the thinking because they’re exhausted and need sleep but can’t quiet the incessant chatter that haunts their tired brains. Could quieting the mind be so easy that it’s difficult?
“Why would I want to quiet my mind?” You might wonder. “Thought is everything to me. The more I think, the smarter I become, and intelligence leads to happiness and fulfillment.” This is true if you are using your mind. But what if your mind is using you? Quieting it in a meditation practice won’t make you less intelligent. On the contrary, it will help you to access, use and enjoy your intelligence. (You can find out more here)
Meditation is capable of tapping into your soul and unleashing your creative self—your soul. There’s a variety of ways to meditate—what’s important is that you find the technique that works best for you.