Discover the Best Kept Secret of Meditation (Hint: it’s not what you think…)
Could there be a hidden secret in the ancient art of meditation so important that it could actually change life as you know it? The answer is yes. What you’re about to learn is shocking. In fact, it just might sound too good to be true.
This little (or shall I say big) scientific secret is one of the most important keys to a happy and healthy life -no matter what mental illness you are struggling with. Are you ready?
Meditation can rewire your brain. Yes, I said it. And I’ll say it again. Meditation can truly rewire your brain.
So just why is this possible? In short, a routine mindfulness practice can actually change the way your brain functions. Study after study has proven this true.
Here’s how this amazing concept works…
The biological aspect of a mental illness is in no way tied to who you are. It is simply the result of faulty wiring in your brain. Symptoms automatically occur when neurons misfire.
Scientists once thought that this “misfiring” was permanent. It was assumed that the adult human brain was unchangeable. That is… until the game changing concept of neuroplasticity was discovered.
Bear with me. I’m going to get scientific for a minute.
Neuroplasticity is the medical term for your brain’s ability to reprogram itself in response to experience. It means that your brain can adjust course. It can literally change the way it fires.
That’s where mindfulness comes in.
Before mindfulness meditation, the brain’s natural tendency is to take a path of mind wandering chaos. HOWEVER, as we develop mindfulness skills, it becomes easier and simpler to experience the present moment by way of focus on the breath and other bodily sensations.
The result is life changing. Through regular meditation, we have the ability to change habitual thinking patterns and emotional responses. Much like a computer update, the brain’s software adapts and changes.
The takeaway message from this blog post is that meditation just may be the missing piece in your recovery puzzle. By practicing mindfulness, you can change (and learn to live with) your thoughts. And changing (and learning to live with) your thoughts will most certainly change your life.
Now you see why I constantly stress meditation as an essential part of health and happiness. Sometimes learning the answer to “why” can be the driving force in taking up something new.
To your mindfulness,
PS. Remember that meditation in no way changes the need for medication. Never make a change in your medical
routine without the supervision of a doctor. The combination of meditation AND medication is key.
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