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I struggle every day with finding the time to meditate, as I’m sure many of you do. I do meditate in my bath in the morning, yet I want more. I am currently reading a new book, Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff, a woman I just adore. Here is what she said about meditation: “Feelings of freedom begin to percolate in us when we calm down. Meditation is the golden standard of calming techniques...meditation quiets your mind and reprograms your biology. She goes on to say to people who think it is woo-woo that science has proven, through brain imaging, to demystify meditation by pinpointing cerebral changes responsible for the calm feeling.

 We have all heard of the wonderful benefits of meditation and how it can not only make us calmer but can actually make us healthier, as it eliminates stress. Who does not want to be healthy? So the question is why don’t we meditate regularly? Is it a self-care issue? If you knew without a doubt that it would change your life, would you do it? Thinking about these questions I went on a search to find some answers.

One thing Judith Orloff stresses about beginning meditation is to start with BABY STEPS. As few as 3 minutes will create a change. Start small and build up stamina. I found this to be so helpful. I don’t know about you but whenever I begin something new I think I need to already be an expert. What if those of us who are new to an everyday meditation practice just approached it as a beginner? Does that make it easier?  

Another obstacle I found was that people say they really don’t know how to meditate. I found a great meditation website that I’m sure you will enjoy: Ananda Meditation Support. They offer tips to make it easy to get started.  You can find them here. [Link Removed]

As a life coach I support people to find their own path to stress relief. Nature and or exercise are other great ways to allow you to return to your center. If the office gets a bit crazy in the morning then try taking a walk at lunch time. When you are walking remember to breathe. Holding your breath or not breathing deeply enough can hold onto your stress. Set an intention before heading out that you are going to return refreshed and you will.
If you are finding yourself stressed and in need of a little support don't hesitate to contact Coach Judith for a free consultation call. Let's partner together to figure out what works best for YOU!

I invite everyone to get on the road to Wholeness today. Don't hold on to what no longer serves you.

Judith Geiger
Flying Change Coaching,LLC
Contact by email or call:
315 497 3059

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 16, 2009
    • Thank you, Judith for the thoughts on meditation. I am guilty of not making time for this wonderful practice. One thing I like about meditation in general is it isn’t limited to anyone no matter who we are, what we believe, what our faith is. Everyone can sit quietly, relax the mind, breathe deeply and allow our reset button to be gently pushed by the end of the quiet time.

      Thank you for the reminder.

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      Bonnie Johnson wrote Apr 16, 2009
    • On the subject of meditation I wanted to share with you a wonderful dvd I purchased called The Dhamma Brothers.  It is a documentary film on a bunch of inmates in a maximum security prison in Alabama who go through an extensive 10 day silent meditative practice called Vipassana.  The film “tells a dramatic tale of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of 36 prison inmates who enter into this arduous and intensive program.”
      Talk about the power of meditation. Amazing.
      Here is the web site if any of you are interested: [Link Removed]  

      I’m going to log off and go meditate now.  Thanks for the reminder happy

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      Dawnhamblin wrote May 18, 2009
    • Great advice Judith!  Thank you!happy

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