Meditation is the act of organizing the material of your mind

Think of it like cleaning your house. When you live in a clean house, you feel better, right? And if you do a little every day, you won't have to spend all of Saturday cleaning.

Through the practice of meditation...

we are able to orient ourselves better in our reality by bringing us from distraction to what is essential. It allows us to gain deeper perceptions about ourselves and the world around us. It helps anchor us in time and space.

Meditation is a doing practice, an empowering practice, and a way to exercise greater agency. Ballerinas, for example, make dance seem effortless, and yet we know it took years of practice.

With meditation, we are playing a long game.

5 reasons to meditate

Reduce stress
Improve focus
Strengthen connections
(with yourself, others, and the world around you)
Understand your pain
Bolster self-esteem and self-awareness

Like the caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly, transformation takes time.

But, we are made for change.

Sometimes the process will be difficult. Sometimes, we will have to crawl in, to fly out. If you’re new to meditation, above all, be kind to yourself. Mediation takes consistency, dedication, a willingness to show up, and to keep trying.

My tips for starting meditation

Start slow, with shorter meditations
Set a consistent schedule for yourself.
Take a formal seat
It doesn’t matter where, but make sure your spine is straight, your head and neck are aligned, and your shoulders relaxed. 
Be aware of when your thoughts wander.
Then, bring your focus back to the meditation.
Don’t try to suppress feelings.
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