Using Meditation to Slow Down Your Thoughts, Actually Increases Your Productivity
In this season, which is Season 4 of the podcast, I am sharing with you about my journey with meditation. I'm also sharing a particular meditation in each episode that I love, and that I hope you will love too.
I'm excited to have this conversation with you about meditation, and what I have seen as the benefits of meditation in my life since I've started practicing slowing down my mind.
If you are like me, then sometimes you feel like you are moving so quickly through your day that you barely have time to breathe, and you certainly aren't making the time to take deep breaths, where you observe yourself breathing the air in and you observe yourself breathing the air out.
Being a person who has spent much of my life to-date working at a very fast pace, slowing down my mind is something that if you would have talked with me about it a few years ago, I'm not sure that I would have seen the value in it.
As professionals, and career people, we value our minds. We value our minds’ ability to process information quickly, to make decisions, to weigh advantages and disadvantages of different situations that we come across.
Thinking about slowing down our minds isn't something that might immediately sound like it has value. But it does.
Now, having practiced meditation for some years now, I have found immense value in being able to slow down my mind.
You may have heard the term ‘Namaste’ before as being used in meditation. It's commonly translated as “the light in me honors the light in you.” By choosing to meditate, you are honoring the light within yourself, and it also naturally leads to you honoring the light in others. The more we see our own light, and the more we honor the light in others, by doing this internal work, we not only make our internal experience of our lives more beautiful, but we also make the world a better place.
Are you ready to give yourself the gift of slowing down your mind?
Are you ready to accept the beauty that unfolds when you give yourself that gift?
I hope you'll take the time to tune into this episode and learn about the value of slowing down your mind.
The meditation I am sharing with you today, that is a twenty minute meditation that I love, is called Slowing Down Your Mind and it’s by davidji.
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