Story by Cassie Steele. Photo by Guillaume de Germain on Unsplash.
Mindfulness is a technique spreading rapidly, after studies by Australian and American researchers showed that it reduces grey matter and therefore helps to maintain proper brain function. If you want to grow as a person, then you will need to achieve the highest level of mental clarity. Meditation is a way to beat stress, take control of emotions and overcome obstacles. To heal yourself and become a better person, consider engaging in Buddhist inspired meditation activities. This will help you to reduce anger, increase love and ultimately achieve even the most impossible sounding life goals.
Take Control of Your Anger
Anger is something that all humans could do with reducing. It will cause you to act without clarity, meaning you make mistakes, and hinder the formation of relationships.
However, meditation can have a powerful effect. A study published in Consciousness and Cognition journal found that just one 20 minute meditation session caused a decrease in blood pressure, breathing rate and heart when the meditater later experienced anger.
If you feel yourself becoming angry, take a few deep breaths. Focus on that feeling in your body. Really concentrate on it and notice the feeling begin to dissipate. You will quickly learn that anger is a temporary emotion, which is manufactured in the brain. Using meditation, you can clear your mind and act with reason and rationality.
Enter a State of Love and Kindness
Connecting to something transcendent won’t just benefit you, but others around you. You can meditate on the inherent value of other beings, viewing them as creatures worthy of respect and compassion. This will come back around to help you achieve your goals, as more people wish to work with you and offer the same respect in return. A study in the American Journal of Public Health found that kindergarten students who shared their toys were more likely to graduate college and get a job before 25, showing the power of kindness in achieving success.
Focus on Your Dreams, Make Them a Reality
Visualisation is the practice of meditating on a life goal. By intensely imagining the place you want to be in life, you can help to make it a reality. Often, people consider their dreams to be impossible, but researchers studying the brain patterns of weightlifters found the same neural pathways were activated whether they were really lifting weights or just imagining it. Therefore, through visualization, you are strengthening the neurochemistry required to achieve a goal. This is a technique used by many successful stars such as Jim Carrey and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Meditation is an essential part of staying sane in a busy world. Beyond lowering stress, it will reduce anger so that you can make wiser decisions. It will also help you to be a kinder person, so that you can stop competing and start working with others to build success. Through visualization, you can further bring your dreams towards you until they become a reality.
Cassie Steele is a professional freelance writer with a passion for the spiritual world and nurturing her connection with her inner self. She loves to spend time in nature and when not working, is often found outside exploring the great outdoors.