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Friday, June 14, 2019

Why Meditation?

Hello...


Why I meditate and why I want to teach the world to meditate are the topics I wanna ramble about this day.

How are you? Summer is here in the United States, and people are busy, busy, busy.

When people are busy, busy, busy they tend to get momentum of the hurry-up disease, which causes anxiety and the lack of awareness of self, and others.

When I was a young single mother I was always busy, and I had the hurry-up disease momentum. This hurry-up disease has no mercy on the soul. The habit of being in a hurry does not allow for time to think about others, or actions of the self because the focus is to hurry and get things done.

Let me tell you about my actions when I had the hurry-up disease. My most prevalent behaviors were anger, anxiety, complaining, criticism, debt, depression, drama, exhaustion, inappropriateness, insecurity, insomnia, irritability, moodiness, negativity, overeating, and worry. Just to name a few ~wink, wink~

All of these habits I mentioned, I call addictions because an addiction, in my mind, is something a person believes he or she cannot quit. Individuals get so good at practicing a particular behavior they tend to live with a belief that they cannot quit that behavior.

Some people believe they have to hurry, hurry, hurry. Some people believe they cannot quit their anger, their anxiety, their depression, their despair, their moodiness, or their worry. No matter the action, it's just like an addiction, a person has to want to quit, and begin to believe he or she can, in order to find change.


Practice makes habits of permanence, whether they are thoughts, feelings, or actions!


Connecting to God, and meditating has helped, and still does help me lessen the negative behaviors I speak of above. I have been meditating since 1999, and I have, I believe, eliminated much of the negative addictions/behaviors of my past. Most of all, I have eliminated anger, anxiety, depression, and despair.

If something even tries to annoy me within seconds I giggle because God, and meditation have taught me that when I quiet my mind I realize that life is not as serious as I use to make it out to be.

Please believe me when I say, I know that I am human, and not perfect therefore, I keep practicing daily because I do not believe one can, or does become perfect without negative beliefs and behaviors. Practicing into permanence is more of what life is about rather than perfection. When we make things permanent we leverage the habitual human behavior.

Meditation is simply, the quieting of the mind, which gives awareness to the thoughts, feelings, and actions of the self, and a greater connection to God.  This awareness, and connection allows one to recognize the negative thoughts, feelings, and actions and intentionally change them to more enlightening, inspiring, motivating, and positive thoughts, feelings and actions.

The quiet mind allows one to practice the feelings of calmness, confidence, relaxation, and safety, which are the very opposite of stress.

I have meditated for twenty years, and I know no one, personally, with more consistent joy than me. I do not say that to brag, I say that to convince you of the fantastic joy God and meditation has brought me.

Now, God, and this joy I speak of have brought me out of the depths of despair, and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Now I am the very opposite person of whom I was 27 years ago (that's half my age by the way). That my friend, is the greatest thing of them all because I was misery much of the time, and now I am in bliss the majority of the time.

I love life!

Could you imagine deep, deep, deepest moments of despair to the point of not wanting to live, and then becoming so in love with life? That question right there is a primary reason I write this blog in hopes to help my brother or sister here on earth. To help anyone I can, go from misery to joy.


The very act of moving from misery to joy is why I want to teach the world to meditate!


Could you imagine someone (possibly you) living in constant crisis, or even periodic crisis, discovering meditation, making it a practice, and then never knowing or even experiencing crisis again? Could you imagine being in a state of confidence no matter what happens because you know how to remain calm and connected to God?

I have talked thousands of people out of the state of anxiety, and the way I did it was by remaining calm, and talking them through quieting their body, mind, and soul. Quieting others like that is something a person can do for themselves, on a regular basis, and through a regular meditation practice.

I have talked to many suicidal individuals, and I did it from a calm place, pointing them towards calming themselves, and to the faith they have in themselves, life, and others. Building on faith comes from a connection to God and a meditative mind of relaxation and feeling secure.


It may sound like I am boasting, and I am but, I do not boast of myself, I boast of God, and a practice of meditation.


All of that calming and faith is much more complicated than just a few words of explanation. But, I know no other way than connecting to God, and a regular meditation practice that creates the success of bringing the self, as well as other people from crisis to calm. There is no way I could have ever done what I have done, and still do, for others, and myself, if it weren't for my connection to God, and my meditation practice that enhances that connection.

I shall meditate until the end of my days because life just gets better and better.

I shall teach people to meditate until the end of my days because I see more and more success.

So... that, my friend is why I meditate and want to teach the world to meditate.

The best part is, meditation doesn't take long at all. Five minutes a day is where anyone can begin. That five minutes can, and will help anyone bring that quiet mind to full force of the present moment at anytime and anywhere.

You can begin by listening to the five minute meditation video I created by clicking this link here. The only thing required is focusing on the sounds. You can have your eyes closed or open. It's a start. Every journey begins with one simple step, eh?

I pray that I have inspired you to meditate so that you may develop a calm, certain, and confident mind, so that you may learn what a constant state of relaxation, safety and security feels like, and eliminate any anger, anxiety, depression, or any other negative emotion, especially despair.

Warning! Warning! Warning!

Once you meditate you can never go back!

What I mean by that is, if you begin to meditate you will become so aware of your beliefs and behaviors that when you continue the meditation, life just gets better and better and better because you become more connected to God. That connection to God becomes very clear via guidance and inspiration toward others, you, and your future. 

When a person meditates he/she begins to feel so good that if that person stops the meditation practice, the negative emotions experienced in the past become so much more intense. It is my personal opinion that when an individual discontinues a meditation practice, the negative emotion becomes so much more profound because the feeling good, from meditation, was so powerful. That contrast can, and will be so clear that anyone would long for that distinct good feeling place.

It takes practice for anything to become permanent and so one must continue meditation to remain in that good feeling place of a calm, clear, confident connection to the true self and God.

That connection, my friend, is very real, and that is exactly why I will meditate to the end of my days, and quite possibly beyond. 

There is not one thing more important to me than being connected to God! There is not enough money, recognition, or titles in the world more important to me than knowing, talking, and walking with God. I've been asking for that closeness and connection for the whole of my life! And, if you feel the same way too, you will learn to, and make time for meditation.

Have a wonderful weekend, and week ahead.

Take good care!

Hug, hug, hug...

I love you...

Elizabeth

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