Sounds amazing already, yea?
Dear Friend, Steph, told me about a 21-day meditation that was available and I jumped in the next morning. It’s a free mobile app from the Chopra Center. Each day you will get a new, 10-minute meditation. Oprah will do an little introduction of how the topic is relevant and then Deepak will guide us in a meditation. It is such a great way to segway into a daily meditation routine. Since starting the program, I have not stopped meditating consistently every morning.
If you have not yet been convinced that meditation is like drinking water in regards to your health, then I’m not sure my little post will convince you either. I’m the poster child for everything self-help (and professional mental health for that matter). I’ve heard meditation explained to me in so many ways throughout the years and they all make perfect sense. But, I think until you hear that one thing that can convince you, YOU, it is essential to your daily life you won’t practice it.
I was convinced for real when I joined group therapy this winter. Our therapist explained meditation in a new way for me. She said it is not clearing the mind that makes meditation an effective therapy, but the act of bringing that wandering mind/thoughts back to your present-self where the healing happens. The more you bring back that wandering mind, with kindness and patience, the more you are healing your very elastic brain. Did you know that the brain can heal itself? It’s this whole thing called neuroplasticity and it’s an amazing discovery. Our brains can literally change and heal. Wow.
Neuroplasticity: The brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.
Since hearing about neuroplasticity, I have renewed my sense of hope. Meditation is a way we can make this change happen in our physical brains. I’m all in. 10 minutes a day after my shower.
Oprah and Depak really help make it all accessible. I personally could listen to Oprah read the dictionary.
You can download the free 21-day experience to your phone here.