I bid you good morning. It’s another melancholy morning over here. Was planning on going to Aunt Sallie’s funeral but Mama was sick all night so I will take her to the doctor this morning after she gets a little rest, if she’ll let me. She’s pretty stubborn. Love you anyway, Mama. So sad to miss Aunt Sallie’s funeral. I know she knows we wanted to be there and she knows we’ll miss her. Love you, Aunt Sallie.
So, today’s post will be a tad shorter. Is anyone reading this? Is this helping anyone? I have no idea but I’ll continue with it anyway, I guess.
More benefits to meditation:
- Strengthens immunity.
- Fight or flight. Remember this one? How The “Fight Or Flight” Response Triggers Anxiety – The problem is, evolution has hard-wired our DNA to physiologically react in stressful situations — our heart races, our breathing becomes shallow, our blood vessels clinch up, our pupils dilate, our muscles tighten, all in preparation to either fight or flee. The good news is that your body has a built-in stress-defense mechanism — it’s called the parasympathetic nervous system. Your ability to stay anxiety-free is directly tied to activating this often elusive system each and every day. Then, what’s the best way to wake up this sleeping giant? Meditation.
- Runners high. A 1995 study (Harte et al) published in the Biological Psychology Journal, tested the neuro-chemical release of two groups — 11 elite runners and 12 highly trained meditators — after running and meditation, respectively. What did they find? As the scientists suspected, both groups had boosted their endorphin levels. No surprises there.
- We are all one. The shift in consciousness achieved through meditation naturally makes you aware of the highest and perhaps most easily forgotten universal law — We Are All One.
Ya know, I honestly wonder how much more peaceful the world would be if we all meditated and got back to this universal truth. Can you imagine? I think the whole world would benefit if we started teaching and practicing meditation in schools. Then, perhaps it would become a daily routine for everyone for the rest of their lives and we could live a more peaceful existence, with ourselves and with each other. A girl can dream…
FYI, some of this research comes from the EOC Institute, though I have several sources for research.
And some of you, I know, think meditation is new age. It’s actually an ancient practice. The activity of meditation appeared in very ancient times. Historians located early cases in Ancient India 10,000 BC. The practice developed in Ancient Greece (which knew the non-marital meditator as a proxenetas). Then in Roman civilization. (Roman law, starting from Justinian’s Digest of 530–533 CE) recognized meditation.
Just thought you ought to know. 🙂
Have a lovely day! ~Hugs~