The greatest journey is within.
The greatest journey is within.
Growing complexity in our external, narrative-driven world requires greater understanding, consciousness, resilience, clarity, focus and balance in our inner world if we are to thrive within it and feel at peace.
An evolved viewpoint would suggest that success is not defined by our achievements; how much we are able to “get done” in one day; how “busy” we are, or the job title or “position” we have, or the possessions we have; nor should our self-esteem be defined by those possessions or “position” as they are transitory and can only rob us of the same when we are attached to them, or if they are subsequently lost, stolen or taken away from us. The same evolved viewpoint would suggest that success can be defined by the quality of interaction with other-selves and animals; how the mind is used, namely what are our thoughts primarily are composed of; how much emotional intelligence we are able to cultivate; how much compassion we have for ourselves and other-selves; whether we are in service to others; how much light we carry; and the ultimate realization that we are all ONE.
At MEDITATION.WORKS, we offer professionally crafted, free Guided Meditations on an array of topics, “Overcoming Addiction” being one of them, in 15, 30 and 60 minute versions, in order to help you meditate more easily so you can achieve whatever change it is you are endeavoring to.
Our basic programming, instincts and current 3-4D (moving into 5-D) paradigm (with a current Shumann resonance level that is off the charts) dictate that under stress, we will exhibit the fight-or-flight response, and when under constant stress, which is the case for most of us, the amygdala, the region of the brain believed to be responsible for processing fear, can override the mind’s ability to think rationally and can cause erratic behaviour, total “burn out”, or even bring on a full adrenal crash. For more on the Shumann resonance, please see the Blog section and the post from July 1st, 2019, where I repost an article by Dr. Joe Dispenza, international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, educator and author of Becoming Supernatural, which I highly recommend you read.
Based on scientific proof that can no longer be disputed, it will soon be common knowledge that meditation - has been for thousands of years, and continues to be - the answer to counteracting and balancing the more challenging emotional, psychological and physical aspects of current life on Planet Earth. One of those challenges being the very same fight-or-flight response mentioned above, or another common challenge most of us face, which is overcoming one form of addiction or another, by helping one achieve inner balance and peace, among other altered states of consciousness.
It is also the cornerstone of stress reduction, the growth of emotional intelligence, the evolution of consciousness, big-picture thinking, innovation, and building a conscious culture, among countless other benefits. Click HERE for an extensive list of the Benefits of Meditation.
Meditation is not just for monks and it doesn't have to be spiritual, though it certainly can be. The choice is up to you. Generally, meditation is for individuals who want to sharpen their minds, expand their consciousness, feel more balanced, happier and more insightful, among many other positive and wonderful things.
In the workplace, Companies around the world, including Apple, Prentice-Hall, Google, Nike, AOL Time Warner, McKinsey & Co., Yahoo!, Deutsche Bank, Procter & Gamble, HBO and Toronto City Hall, among many others, are providing mindfulness and meditation training to their Employees, while urging them to meditate up to half an hour a day, on company time. As such, it is just a matter of time before the overwhelming statistics and real-time results from people meditating - either at work or beyond - starts to change the way we all think about meditation.
MEDITATION.WORKS offers free, easily downloadable MP3 Guided Meditations on an array of invaluable topics in 15, 30 and 60 minute versions for greater well being, balance and a myriad of other topics.
MEDITATION.WORKS Guided Meditation Topics include:
The Beginner's Guide to Meditation, Healing the Mind & Body, Cultivating Self Acceptance, Expressing Love & Gratitude, Manifesting Abundance, Building Resilience, Cultivating Clarity & Concentration, The Stress & Anxiety Buster, Breathing & Inspiration, and The Overcoming Addiction Series in 3 Parts, with 6 Support Guided Meditations.
No longer just for monks…
No longer just for monks…
…meditation is also not a religion. It is not self-indulgent or self-centered, nor does it have to be practiced in conjunction with a religion to be effective. Of course it can be, but that is up to each individual to choose. It does not require any special skills or background, it does not have to demand a huge chunk of time every day, and it is not an attempt to make you stop thinking or insist on only positive thoughts. In short, the ROI on the time spent meditating will simply astound you.
You do not have to renounce your opinions, goals or passions, or shun fun in order to experience the benefits of meditation. In fact, it is a way to enhance your life and cultivate inner peace, which is one of the a cornerstones of true happiness.
Our easily downloadable Guided Meditation MP3’s on an array of subjects in 15, 30 and 60 minute versions utilize the power of creative visualization. Using them is one of the simplest and most effective ways to meditate. They help with the "mind chatter" that everyone experiences when they meditate by guiding you through the meditation and by continually reminding you to return to your breath so you remain in meditation and benefit from all the amazing things meditation has to offer.
There are no negative side effects to meditation (just lots of positive ones) and not one single issue you are concerned with that meditation, or one of our medically endorsed, Guided Meditations can’t help with, once applied.
With so much to be gained by meditating and the scientific proof backing it - and now that we have made it totally simple - you can't afford not to take the time to meditate.
able to “live in the present” rather than fret over unfulfilled desires or regrets of past actions/in-actions
able to stay “addiction free” up to 80% more
calmer, happier, healthier
less aggressive and less easily distracted
more anxiety free and at peace
more creative (because their left and right brain hemispheres brain communicate more effectively)
more emotionally mature and empathetic
more energetic, fulfilled and more fun to be around
more grounded and inclined to sports & fun physical activities
more often inspired
more productive and waste less energy
more relied upon during a crisis
more resilient and stress free
more self-actualized and self-confident
often cured of infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation)
stronger and younger looking (for regular meditators, up to 12 years less than their chronological age)
a decreased level of cortisol, the “stress” hormone, that causes a plethora of negative effects on the body including everything from heart disease to a “a spare tire” around the belly
a deeper physical relaxation and long-lasting change for the better in brain electrical activity
less negative effects from depression and anxiety
a better capacity for intimacy with loved ones
a greater ability to solve complex problems or issues
a higher serotonin level which influences mood and behaviour positively
a purified character and significant decrease in restless thinking
a significant decrease in the tendency to worry and a slowed rate of mind aging
an increased ability to make more accurate judgments more often
an increased growth rate in intelligence
better developed listening skills and empathy
better learning ability and better long and short-term memory
better motor performance
better sense of personal responsibility
decreased potential mental illness
feeling vital and rejuvenated
greater emotional stability
greater focus and concentration
having greater control of one’s own thoughts
having more sociable behaviour
helping one deal with major and minor disasters with less toll on the emotional body
increased creativity and effective reactivity to stressful events
increased general tolerance and perception
increased self-confidence and will power
less need or dependency on drugs, pills and pharmaceuticals
less susceptibility to road rage and losing one’s temper
significantly better communication between left & right brain hemispheres
significantly improved relations at home and in the workplace
significantly improved relationships
the ability to be composed and act with consideration
the ability to be more constructive
the ability to cope with change better
the ability to develop a high level of emotional maturity
the ability to fall asleep easier and cure insomnia
the ability to grow a stable, balanced personality
the ability to not let small or petty issues become bothersome and the ability to see the “big picture” or “the view from 10,000 feet” in any situation
the cessation of bad or harmful habits
the cultivation of a heightened intuition
the need of less sleep time to recover from sleep deprivation
the resolution of phobias and fears
a deep level of relaxation experienced in the body and on a soul level
a deeper understanding of one’s self and others
a deeper, greater capacity for love
a harmonized mind/body/spirit connection
a more positive outlook on life
an increased ability to keep challenging things and events in perspective
being better able to forgive on a deep level
better self-love and self-acceptance
continually growing wisdom and happiness
discovering your life’s purpose more easily
greatly improved inner direction
increased overall levels of compassion
increased self-actualization and synchronicity
living in the present moment, free from fear of or anxiety over future events
more peace of mind
more energy to initiate and create change for the better from the inside
the ability to cultivate a closer, better and more fulfilling relationship with “God” or whatever name you afford the “Higher Power” you personally connect with best
the attainment of enlightenment
the experience of an inner sense of “knowingness”
the connectedness to the collective consciousness
the experience of a sense of “oneness” with all and everything
the riveting and surprising discovery of the power of consciousness beyond the ego!
attain weight goals faster, with greater ease
be better lovers and perform better sexually
breathe easier: better air flow into the lungs
cultivate better and better self-esteem
feel AMAZING (due to the serotonin uptake in their bodies - the natural “feel good” chemical that is released in the brain during meditation)
heal 25% faster after surgery
heal 4x faster, no matter what wellness initiative they undertake
perform better at sporting & athletic events
exercise longer and function better under stress
see “the big picture”
solve complex problems more easily
suffer less of the effects of aging on the brain and body so they age slower
think clearly and have a greater attention span
a better digestive system
a better immune system
a greater capacity for love and acceptance
a harmonized endocrine system (the glands that regulate the body's growth & metabolism)
a lower oxygen consumption rate
a lower respiratory rate
a more relaxed nervous system
a reduced need for medical care
less need to take less sick days
a slower heart rate and better blood flow
better hair quality and skin tone
better inter-personal relationships
better overall brain functioning
better reasoning skills
better stamina and immune system
fewer addictions and higher energy levels
increased job satisfaction
less anxiety attacks due (because of lower less blood lactate)
less brain clutter, headaches & migraines
less free radicals and therefore less tissue damage
less muscle tension and pain with chronic diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia
less risk of cardiovascular disease
lower cholesterol levels
more headache and migraine relief
more normalized blood pressure
more will-power and inner strength
reduced PMS symptoms
significant asthma relief
If you could make real changes for the better in your outer and inner world by meditating for just few moments a day, like getting healthier, feeling less stressed, more at peace and generally happier, wouldn't you want to know how?
External sources of happiness (like a new relationship, new car or a new outfit) are just a quick fix until a new source of external happiness is sought, perpetuating a never-ending cycle of attachment, eluding any deep sense of peace or happiness. So the answer to the question is, if you want all the above mentioned positive results, you need to visualize the changes through meditation.
Meditation, among other things, is a platform for true change and manifestation. It is through meditation and creative visualization that one can create a new, resplendent reality. The key to actualizing that reality is to remain fear, anxiety and doubt free. When you allow doubt in the door or allow fears to block your energy, it is like asking for something with one hand and pushing it away with the other when it is being handed to you.
If you project a stressed out, doubtfing and fearful self, the universe actually thinks you like that and beiung that way - and will give you more - and more - of the same. The choice is really up to you. It is that simple. Our Guided Meditations will help you shape that new reality by inviting core elements of it into your life like expressing Love and Gratitude )or “Lovitude”), which is another essential element of manifestation, Self-Acceptance, Healing the Mind & Body, Clarity & Concentration, among other fundamental elements of inner peace and ultimately - happiness. The rest is up to you to imagine... then just let go… and trust that whatever you truly need will come to you. What does come may even be greater than what you asked for!
Meditation also grows the part of your brain that makes you feel good (optimistic, compassionate and full of possibility) and shrinks the part of the brain that makes you feel bad (depressed, anxious, pessimistic and fearful), among many other benefits. In other words, it is the ultimate building block to total peace and happiness, no matter what is going on in your life. All this and much, much more has been proven in clinical trials conducted all over the world time and time again.
Resilience is the ability to adapt to change, challenge and adversity. It's a quality none of us can afford to be without in challenging times (like now), which will, doubtless, just get more and more challenging with time. Believe it!
Or believe what scientists have been saying for 40+ years in clinical trials in trusted university medical facilities such as Princeton, Yale, Stanford, MIT, the University of Massachusetts, Harvard Medical School, as well as in similar institutions around the world: that meditation actually reshapes the brain for the better! They also say it significantly reduces stress and anxiety (up to 40% immediately), reduces the effects of aging on the body, builds resilience, can help you lose or gain weight, and achieve any wellness initiative you undertake 4x faster.
Or believe what Buddhist monks have been telling us for over 2,500 years... all that stuff about inner peace, contentment, joy and inner bliss… Meditation does that too. Ask anyone of the millions of individuals who do it regularly. Monk, or no monk, you can take that one to the bank. Whatever you choose to believe, the bottom line is, the massive benefits of meditation are now scientifically proven, just like Aspirin and chicken soup.
Einstein said, "Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics." Match the desired outcome with the right meditation and… well… there you have it.
We have made it totally easy for you with our collection of Guided Meditation MP3’s on an array of subjects for you to download and listen to - so you can get meditating today and experience all the amazing benefits of meditation!