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Meditating Maximizes Your Manifesting MOJO!

What can I say about meditating? Not enough! It’s effects are so amazingly transformative, as I have witnessed in myself and repeatedly in my clients, that it is one of the cornerstones of my psychotherapy practice and an integral part of my winning formula for helping clients overcome a host of issues and create lives they love.

Long associated with helping practitioners achieve mental clarity, focus and psychological wellbeing, meditating also:

-          Lowers heart rate and blood pressure

-          Lowers cortisol and lactate-two chemicals, which are associated with stress and weight gain (especially around your waist… ACK!)

-          Reduces free radical damage

-          Drops cholesterol levels

-          Improves airflow to lungs resulting in easier breathing, which is helpful not only for asthma patients but also for athletes needing to improve endurance.

-          Decreases the aging process (whooooo hooooo!)

Below are some of the psychological and emotional benefits associated with a daily meditation practice:

-          Greater creativity

-          Decreased anxiety

-          Decreased depression

-          Decreased irritability and moodiness

-          Improved learning ability and memory

-          Increased happiness

-          Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation

-          Increased emotional stability

I haven’t even hit the tip of the meditation-goodness iceberg! There are many spiritual benefits as well. As your practice deepens, so does your compassion and self-awareness. Meditating is a gift to your self. It is a way to self-nurture that does not cost a penny yet yields abundance.

Now that you know the benefits of meditating, is it enough to make you rock a daily practice? I had unsuccessfully tried to create a practice for years. It was not until I understood the connection between meditating and accessing my own massive power to create my desired health, wealth, and life that I got serious about making it a daily habit. (Big thanks to Deepak Chopra, Davidji, and The Chopra Center posse for loving guidance!)

When you allow yourself to be present and to sit in silence and stillness, you are able to quiet the mind chatter that ruminates about the past and projects into the future. This creates present moment awareness and connects you to Uni-versal energy and the infinite possibilities of your life. By looking within, you realize the depth of your potential and gain clarity about your heart’s desire and purpose in life.

And if all of that is just too esoteric, remember meditating slows the aging process and flattens a potbelly!

So, this week, I want all of you to get your booty on a pillow and sit in silence and stillness for at least 5 minutes a day. It’s as easy as RPM (Rise, Pee, Meditate) for you morning sun lovers or RAW (Right After Work) for you type-A work-a-holic types who need to decompress after the daily grind.

To make it even easier, here is a guided meditation to get you going. It’s all about LOVE. Of course! This IS The Daily Love, right?!

http://terricole.com/listen/2012lmed/

Share your thoughts, questions, and comments about rockin’ a meditation practice. Can you do it? Will you do it? Do you already do it? Tell me everything ;-)

Love Love Love

Terri

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Terri Cole, founder and CEO of Live Fearless and Free, is a licensed psychotherapist and expert at turning fear into freedom and transforming pain into purpose. Her and fellow Daily Love contributor Ashley Turner’s group coaching program Live Your Truth Love Your Life is just around the corner – starting May 9. For details and registration, click here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502528158 Ashley Vegan-YogaGeek

    love this….thank u! xo

    • http://www.terricole.com/ Terri Cole

       Ashley-
      So glad you like the post. I hope you do the meditation too!! xo

  • Bill Veik

    First off my friend, thank you for the RPM visual……I was using RPM from a standpoint of Anthony Robbins’ Rapid Planning Method, so this creates a completely new visual…..LOL. Perhaps I should combine the 2……..in the meantime, I completely agree with regards to meditation and sitting quietly. People who do not understand or accept should look at it from a standpoint of taking the 15 minutes a day increases the quality and amount of what you accomplish FAR more than investing that 15 mintues anywhere else. I use a pair of 10 minute songs, one that is very Zen/Far East in nature, with gong, flute, and windchimes, with crashing waves in the background. The other is a 10-minute binaural beats sample that is very effective. Namaste!

    • http://www.terricole.com/ Terri Cole

       Bill-
      So glad the post resonated! Yes for sure stillness and silence creates expansion or time AND productivity!
      Thanks for sharing here xo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118851500 Tim Madigan

    “When you allow yourself to be present.” How many of us are present. When I meditate, the ability to be present the rest of the day grows. Thanks so much.  

    • http://www.terricole.com/ Terri Cole

       Tim-
      Thank you for your comment. I agree that when we start the day with present moment awareness-the rest of the day stays going in that direction-which is great! xo

  • Sarah

    YES!!!  Meditation has changed my life!!!  I can’t say enough about it.  I really don’t know where I’d be without having daily meditation in my life.  

    • http://www.terricole.com/ Terri Cole

       Sarah-
      Thank you for your comment. My entire life changed in a good way when I finally started rocking a dedicated daily practice. It was like learning to FLIP OVER AND FLOAT when I had been swimming up stream ;)

      • Greg

        Hi Terri,
        I do feel like I am swimming upstream a lot.  I guess I know what I need to do.  Thanks for the help.  BTW, I love your articles on the TDL!

        • http://www.terricole.com/ Terri Cole

           GREG-
          Well I hope this post inspires you to FLIP OVER AND FLOAT into meditation-since I gave it to you and all ;) Thanks for the kind words I love The Daily Love community!! xo

  • Tasha

    Thank you for the guided meditation! It is fabulous!!  

    • http://www.terricole.com/ Terri Cole

       Tasha-
      I am so glad you liked your LOVE meditation! xo

  • Ria

    Thank you so much Terri for this nice meditation on love, love it

  • Keo

    MmmmUAH! I received my mantra 20 years ago and have walked toward the path, around the path and through the path of meditation. I am an aquatic bodyworker (Watsu practitioner) without a pool–much like a musician without her instrument….so I have been reticent to meditate on land. That 5 minutes helped me to realize it’s time to come back home to my AM/PM 20 minutes of love. Merci, merci merci.

  • Mal

    I do it every day, best thing I’ve ever done for myself.