Happify explains four of the biggest misconceptions about meditation.
There Isn’t Enough Time To Meditate
People often imagine a monk sitting in solitary high up in the mountains, secluded in an ancient temple, meditating for hours on end. While this is one form of meditation, it isn’t the only form. Research has proven that you can reap the benefits of meditation from just five minutes.
Meditation Is For Weird People
You’d be surprised how many celebrities, politicians, and global leaders use meditation. Meditation isn’t reserved for any kind of person. Anyone can meditate.
I Can’t Focus Enough To Meditate
That’s exactly why you need to meditate! Mediating is about letting go of control and judgments about perfection. Over time, you can achieve a quiet state of mind which helps you focus more. You’re still meditating even if you think about cats the whole time you meditate. You’re just meditating on cats.
Misery Is Good For You
As a society, we are used to holding on to a little bit of toughness which helps us in the race for survival of the fittest. Unfortunately, in recovery and with practices like meditation, you do become a little more “soft”. Meditation is known to increase feelings of empathy and compassion, even kindness toward others.
Hired Power brings recovery home. From intervention to recovery planning, safe passage transport to sober monitoring, our family is here to support yours so you can focus on healing, one step at a time. For more information, call us today at tel: 800.910.9299.