Personal growth is extremely important if you plan reach success and become the best version of yourself. Every single one of us needs to grow and develop. Focusing your attention on personal growth needs to become your number one goal. Think you can’t do that right now due to other commitments? Remember that the time you invest in yourself, in making you better is actually invaluable. You know what they say, what you give is what you get.
Let’s get straight to the point. How do you actually do it?
One amazing way of working on your personal growth is actually through the practice of meditation. I can’t stress enough how much meditation has helped me become a better person, to be calmer and see things from another perspective. In other words, it makes you be at peace with yourself, helps with clearing your mind and aids with thinking more objectively. But, what is meditation and which are its origins?
Continue reading to find out how to work on your personal growth NOW with the help of meditation!
About meditation and its origins
When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.Bhagavad Gita
I find it very interesting how a technique used in the 5th millennium BC is still popular in our day and age. Meditation has ties in ancient Egypt and China. It’s believed that it’s originally from India and throughout the years, neighbourhood countries adopted it.
However, even if specialists can state that meditation began thousands of years ago, the exact date is still uncertain. Imagine that even greek philosophers used to practice meditation in order to improve their philosophical life.
In the past, men and women used to believe they gained wisdom by meditating. Which is actually quite true! During the time when Buddha expanded meditation throughout India, 3 ways of meditation began well known and used.
Jain meditation in India – this type of meditation involves your mantra and thinking deeply about the three pedestals of thinking: focusing your attention on the right faith, knowledge and conduct.
Taoist meditation in China – this practice accentuates on the union with nature and on your inner self.
Confucian meditation in China – in order to engage in this type of meditation you don’t have to stop your thoughts, just to redirect your focus on grasping discipline in your current state.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of meditation now!
1. Meditation keeps the doctor away?
Well, not really, but this practice really improves your health. Meditation is known for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Therefore, it really does a great job in strengthening your immune system.
Keep your mind and body healthy in order to reach success! In order to make your dreams come true, you’ll have to focus on your physical and mental well-being.
2. Focus and concentration for personal growth
Practicing meditation will help you develop your capacity of focus and concentration. During every session, you’ll have to clear your mind completely and concentrate on your inner self. Therefore, after meditation becomes part of your routine, these skills of yours (focus and concentration) will increase significantly.
3. Be confident and grow beautifully
If you meditate, you will also feel more confident. Confident in yourself and that things will work out exactly how you want them to. I believe everyone knows how important confidence really is these days. Reaching success can be easier if you have this trait in your back pocket. So, make the most out of it!
After you start meditating you will see how much self trust and respect you’ve gained. You will learn how to follow your own intuition and how to achieve your goals.
4. Becoming stress-free
Considering how much you have to focus on clearing your mind and relaxing your body if you are in a meditation state, we can all approve that this practice also reduces stress. If you learn how to control your mind and how to get rid of the unwanted thoughts, you can instantly reduce the level of stress you’re confronting with in a day.
If you want to use your full potential, you’ll have to be relaxed and to stop overthinking things.
5. A creativity boost
If you focus your mind on the positive aspects of life and you meditate weekly in order to maintain your personal growth journey, your creativity will increase on the way. It is normal for you to be much more motivated and creative if your mental state is a good one.
Your mind will be able to think further and to gain much more power, which is just amazing.
It’s wonderful to see how many great things you can achieve if you start to practice meditation. Actually, I believe that if you’re on your road to success and you are keen on achieving your goals, meditation will be your best friend. Why? You might ask. The answer is quite simple. Everyone needs an escape from reality. A place where they can stop stressing so much and where they can focus on themselves only. Isn’t it great that we’ve found this place inside our own minds?
If you can learn how to control your mind, body and soul, the power you’ll hold over your life will be amazing. Create a life you love, because I know you deserve it bestie!
All things considered, how did meditation help you during your personal growth journey? Slide in my DM’s on Instagram (@notagirlygal ) and let me know.
Until next time,