Wednesday, July 17, 2013


The word ‘meditation’ comes from the Latin verb ‘meditari’ which means to think and contemplate.

It is believed that meditation in one form or another has been around since pre-historic times.  (The Biblical prophets were reputed to be meditators!)  There must be a reason, right? 

The reported benefits include relaxation, building energy, lowering blood pressure, lessening depression and anxiety, increasing concentration and memory, and increasing self esteem.

An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas...

Don’t have the time or inclination to sit around staring at a candle?
No problem. 

Turn everyday activities into meditative moments!

Meditation is about narrowing your focus, repetitive actions, and deep breathing…

Easy enough to build into some of our daily activities.

Here’s a list of some things that can easily turn into ‘Everyday Meditative Moments' (EMM'S):  

Check out this list of activities and experiment with turning them into EMM'S. Write down how you are feeling right before you try this experiment.

          Folding laundry
          Washing dishes
          And yes, video games!

Breath deeply, narrow your visual focus, and feel the repetitive movement of the activity. . . 
Even hitting a tennis ball against a backboard can become a meditation! 
If you have a type of music that zones you out, try adding it to the mix.

 Jot down how you are feeling after your meditative moment (remember ‘moment’ - it doesn’t have to be long).

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