A healthy mind should act like a mirror – faces can be reflected in a glass but none of them stick. Use the same technique with thoughts – let them pass through your mind but don’t dwell.

-Matthieu Ricard

Be mindful – pay attention to the sensations of your breath going in and out. If you notice your mind wandering simply bring it back to focusing on your breath. This is known as mindfulness. You can apply it to other sensations to bring you into the ‘now’ rather than dwelling on the past or future. You could focus instead on heat, cold and sounds that you hear.

You will see benefits in stress levels and general wellbeing as well as brain changes with regular practice in a month. Those who say they don’t have enough time to meditate should look at the benefits:

If it gives you the resources to deal with everything else during the other 23 hours and 30 minutes, it seems a worthy way of spending 20 minutes.

-Matthieu Ricard

  1. Meditation reduces stress

  2. Meditation increases your sense of well-being

  3. Meditation increases your sense of connectedness and empathy

  4. Meditation improves focus

  5. Meditation improves relationships

  6. Meditation makes you more creative

  7. Meditation improves memory

  8. Meditation improves your ability to make decisions

  9. Meditation helps people overcome addictions

  10. Meditation reduces physical and emotional pain

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