Tips to reduce stress: Managing time
“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.” – Sukhraj S. Dhillon (Zen Proverb)
With so much going on in our lives, how can sitting down in meditation for an hour actually reduce stress, increase serenity and patience and improve our overall health so effectively? Does it really help with managing time? The quote above seems like a joke to anyone that DOES NOT meditate. To those that do, it makes complete sense. Here are a handful of my experiences that illustrate how and why meditation allows your life to flow and reduce stress in your life.
Meditation has influenced my life in so many wonderful ways that I have become a proponent of the practice. I teach meditations in the corporate environment and lead local group meditations in the Phoenix/Gilbert area to help people interested in the practice learn how simple it can be to start.
You know those days where everyone is in your way, traffic sucks, the lines are long, work is busy and you just can’t win? The fact is that you are in control of that feeling of friction. It is your perception of the events in your life causing you to feel this way! Guess what? The more you buy in to this experience of friction the more you will see it all around you. This is how the brain and universe works!
If you can increase the amount of friction with your focus, then logic would tell us that the opposite should be true. You can shift your perception of the way life is unfolding for you and experience it in a completely new light. You should be able to reduce stress on a day-to-day basis. Meditation helps you with this shift. It trains you to pay attention to your thoughts, feelings and emotions so that your perception of your reality improves dramatically.
I am here to tell you that the more you meditate the more your world will shift away from this feeling of friction to a feeling of flow. When I am meditating on a regular basis, my days flow out in front of me with ease. I have watched days packed with conflicting meetings clear up within a few minutes of sitting down at my desk, and I was not the one rescheduling!
About a year ago I had a work event and personal development event (okay okay it was a meditation workshop) that overlapped by a day. At first, I was disappointed as I saw no way to make the meditation workshop given my commitment to the work conference.
Instead of accepting this reality, within my meditations, I started envisioning being at the workshop. At the height of my meditation, I would spend a few minutes envisioning myself walking into the lobby of the hotel, the pillows on my bed, the people and stage. When I came out of meditation I would let it go, accepting that everything would work out the best way possible.
Within two weeks, I received an email from the work conference stating that the entire schedule was shifting. They moved the keynote speaker to another day and I was able to attend both events with NO CONFLICT. This type of meditation, taught by Dr. Joe Dispenza, helped me reduce stress and managing time around the event became a non-issue!
Are these coincidences? At the beginning of my practice, I might have said yes, but this type of flow occurs on a daily basis within my life! Meditation can help you reduce stress and increase your flow too. Learn more about working with me as your coach here or schedule a FREE complimentary Health Consultation online now! Simply choose Health Consultation as the appointment type below and follow the prompts to pick a day and time. We’ll conveniently meet over Skype, Google Hangout or phone.
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