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Well-being: Meditation

Morning light in the park

Nature’s Wonder.

When talking about Meditation, naturally we think of Buddhism and how monks live simple lives.

My mom has been a vegetarian and practiced Buddhism for more than 20 years. In contrary, I have not realized the true meaning of meditation until last year. For the past 12 months, I started a journey to apprehend better the meaning of lives and to comprehend the world surround us. I read and listen to books, podcasts and audio books on meditation and well-beings. I am not an expert but I would like to share my journey with you.

I recently met up with a friend of mine and we picked up a subject that has been around in my circles for a while. People, all of us, when reaching to certain age, the mentality and the attitude towards the daily life may take a turn, drastic or swiftly. We may have been with the same partner for more than 10 years, and lives have been filled with work and family. Then one day something hits, we realize that we are not as strong or resilience as we thought, or as we were. My personal experience, going through a work-related burn-out/depression last year, gave me an opportunity to reflect and re-focus my purpose in life. That story will be told in details later.

Practice meditation could take 5, 10 minutes whenever you deem necessary each day and everyday. The idea is to have you to train your mind to slow down and your body to be more aware. Like some meditation practitioners say, it is a skill that you can gain to better control your life.

The practice commences with the breathing. Deep breathing in through the nose and breathing out through the month makes our body slow down and absorb better the oxygen in the process. Counting number while doing the breathing practice can turn your mind to focus on the counting, instead of getting affected by the environment.

I love to do a 10-minute meditation by simply breathing in and out with my eyes closed. Most of the time, this 10 minutes provided me a mid-day reset so I can keep going on what I aim to do with better energy and focus.

Do you practice meditation or are curious about the practice? Leave some comment below. I would love to hear!

– Macy

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