Tag Archive | Mind and Body Connection

Make May Meditation Month

meditation monthA while ago, I had written a mindfulness mantra, and the meditation process listed below. Many reported that they found both to be very helpful. Meditation is also discussed on Day 4 of my 21 Day personal development guide.

No better time than the present to get started or recharge the habit. Candles and soft music are optional but are wonderful accompaniments!

Enjoy!

  • Find a quiet and peaceful place where you won’t be disturbed.
  • Close your eyes and take several deep breaths.
  • Breathe in good thoughts, soothing images, and peaceful outcomes.
  • Breathe out tension, stress, anxiety and fear.
  • Select a positive statement or series of statements such as, “I love my life,” “All is well,” or “Everything works out for my highest good.”
  • Introduce those affirmations while you visualize a ball of light entering the top of your head and traveling down to the tips of your toes, spreading a healing energy throughout your body.
  • Repeat this as many times as you need to clear away any unhelpful thoughts, or projections that cause an internal disturbance.

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Mindfulness Mantra

I am generous, I am kind,

and in complete control of my mind.

When negative thoughts try to lead me astray,

I focus on blessings I live with each day.

So grateful for choices, love, joy, and peace,

through prayer and meditation, these can only increase.

— Cathie Barash

What positive words, mantras or practices work best for you?

 

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Make the Connection

In the movie, The Secret, there is a section in the film that discusses health and disease, shown below, which explains the power of our thoughts as it relates to our bodies. It discusses how people have been cured from their physical illnesses, once they started living and thinking differently.

 

 

This is not to say that we should ignore our pains and avoid medical testing or about blaming ourselves for our pain or sickness. If something hurts, it is important to get it checked out by a doctor.

However, it is also important to check out our thinking and see how it is contributing to the problem as well.

If we have a physical pain; we could ask it what it is trying to tell us. This exercise can provide some insightful answers.

For example, if you have back pain, you may discover that you have been, ‘carrying the world on your back’ by trying to control everything or living in fear and worry.

Additionally, maybe you need to slow down or forgive someone for an old hurt. Stuffing your feelings or carrying lifelong resentments around is bound to show up in your body if you don’t find a healthy release for them.

Once we get the message of what our pain may be trying to tell us, then we can go about making changes in the way we are living and bringing a more relaxed mind to our life.

Action Step:

Write down what your pain may be trying to tell you.