A Time To Be Still

Calmness.

Still.

Free flowing.

Time almost somehow slows down.

When done, even through all the chaos that goes on in your life on a daily basis, you become center again.

I’m talking about meditation.

Some people meditate to control their breathing, others do it to reflect, and some just do it to sit in complete silence.

Meditation is essentially concentrating on your breathing, or reflection of something to reach a higher level of spiritual awareness.

Honestly, I always thought meditation was some sort of hoax or a load of crap. I really didn’t think it would help all that much.

Well, I was wrong.

At the start of the year I read Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod (Here is the blog post on that book: visionofwealth.blog/2019/11/03/create-your-miracle-morning/.)

That book completely changed my thinking on meditation.

Meditation is an amazing way to start every day. I read Hal’s book and then the next morning started my own morning routine.

I’m no expert at doing it at all, but in the time I’ve done it the benefits have been great.

You wouldn’t think just sitting down and controlling your breathing or sitting in silence for even five minutes a day would help, but it does.

One of the many benefits that I’ve experienced with meditation is being balanced. Not being too high or too low from the previous days.

Wake up today and start it in balance before the craziness starts.

Control The Chaos

When there’s days where I pack my to-do list to the minute or had a day or two of full on out of whack chaos, taking five minutes to only sit and breath helps more than you would imagine.

I imagine you feel the daily chaos as well in some sort of fashion.

Your chaos might look like this:

Wake up, get the kids up, and feed the dog. Get the kids ready for school, and the dog now needs to go to the bathroom, but the kids need their lunch packed and you haven’t gotten ready for work yet.

Finally get situated to drop the kids off at school, get to work, have a chaotic day at work, and then pick up the kids after school. Now you take them to some sort of practice, and then finally get home to only have to make supper.

Supper is finally done with and then on to homework. Homework takes a bit of time because that math homework isn’t as simple as 2+2=4 anymore. Homework eventually gets done and now it’s time to get the kids to sleep and head off to bed.

Sounds crazy. From the time you wake up to the time your head hits the pillow again, you’re probably running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off.

Just 5 minutes in the morning of peace and calmness will help to make life a little less out of balance.

Meditation is a time to control your breathing, be in complete balance, and get in the right mindset before the day really begins.

I could go on about all the other benefits of meditation but I figured a link to a post strictly about the benefits of meditation would do the trick.

Go check it out: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-benefits-of-meditation#section1.

Thanks and Be Great,

Jared

2 thoughts on “A Time To Be Still

  1. Grandpa has a 9 minute meditation routine….
    Quite time with 3 minutes what im grateful for. 3 minutes God time. 3 minutes what to accomplish.
    Gives my day purpose.

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