Five Signs You Need A Mindfulness Meditation For A Happier And Balanced Self
Feeling restless a lot? Feeling like you are lost and drowning in negativity? These are some of the signs you might be needing something awesome called mindfulness meditation to balance you.
After incorporating mindfulness meditation into my morning routine, pretty soon I noticed some of the amazing benefits that started affecting my life. A few things that were naturally bothering me on daily basis started diminishing. In time, and with regular meditation, a lot of negativity was put under control or completely cleared out.
Here are some of the physical/mental corrections which will happen after practicing mindfulness meditation regularly that you won’t believe can actually get solved.
1. Unpleasant mental and body vibration
The first sign that something is in disbalance is a certain mind and body vibration that resembles a feeling of a vibrating mobile phone. Except that you vibrate like that constantly. In time people get used to this vibration even though it is unpleasant.
It happens due to constant stress accumulation. Can we constantly take bad stuff in without extracting some out and feel good with all that junk? Highly unlikely in the long run.
When meditating, especially mindfulness meditation, you learn to accept whatever is happening. As you learn to accept it, the body naturally starts “cleaning” itself and vibration begins to calm down.
This vibration is often subtle and sometimes very apparent. With mindfulness meditation, the mind calms down and then it affects thy body on the subatomic level. Atoms start calming their furious vibrations. Instead of feeling like you are a vibrating mobile phone, your body on the subatomic level starts feeling like a tree – peaceful, calm and balanced.
2. Foggy brain
This is also a frequent sign of mind/body disbalance. Foggy brain is unable to think clearly when we need to see the reality of events or make decisions. We often reach for coffee to start functioning, and although it does help to a certain point, in the long run, we soon get back to a foggy brain state.
With mindfulness, we can clear our minds. It becomes light and sharp. And the best part of having your morning meditation done is that it simply holds you throughout the entire day.
3. Unreasonable unhappiness
Sometimes we become unhappy without any apparent reason. If we dig into our subconscious mind, we will surely find what is bothering us, but that is a long process. Instead, having a powerful tool like mindfulness meditation, we will tune ourselves to “see” whatever is coming our way as an impermanent sensation without the essence in itself. As the unhappiness emerges, we will identify it as a selfless phenomenon and not cling to it.
4. Anxiety and depression
Just like unhappiness, any other unpleasant or troublesome states like anxiety and depression will start changing too.
Anxiety is a condition of feeling “frightened” or “worried” all the time. Depression is a lack of life’s sense of purpose and meaning.
With mindfulness meditation, all the problems we experience in life become just like unhappiness in the previous paragraph – phenomena that we observe which don’t have essence in itself. Too often we identify ourselves with our problems. We feel like any problem that is happening to us is an integral part of us. But with mindfulness meditation, we learn to approach any problem simply as a problem, which is not our essence but a temporary condition bothering us.
Note: This is not meant to quit any form of therapy if you are severely hit by these conditions. Mindfulness meditation is meant as an additional help.
5. Right Mindset
The final and probably the most important thing in life is having the right mindset about everything. Being frustrated, lazy, cynical or any other negative state means your mindset is in the wrong place.
With mindfulness meditation, the brain starts to change its mindset too. Why is it so? Again, we begin to watch our lives as interdependent to everything else, but not as an integral part of it.
The inability to see our problems as something impermanent and interdependent is a big obstacle in our mindset. Instead, having a mindset that our lives are not permanent means we will loosen our grip to problems or negative states of mind. That is why mindfulness is the greatest tool available to us because it teaches us to observe without attachment.
Shifting our perspective on problems is crucial. Clinging to our problems means we see them as permanent and independent of anything else. But that is not true. With mindfulness, we learn to watch every sensation, problem or mental state as it comes and release it without clinging to it.
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Benefits of mindfulness meditation
The number one benefit (which is more than enough all together reason to start practicing it) is that you stop looking at your problems as the greatest drama there ever was in the history of the world. With it, you will stop seeing yourself as a big failure and a victim of your life’s circumstances.
When you sit in meditation and watch your breath come in and out of your nostrils, you are training your brain to simply observe without clinging, inspecting or judging. In that way, you teach your brain to watch everything that comes your way in life the same, either good or bad. That is the crucial point in mindfulness meditation. Isn’t it the best reason to consider start practicing it?