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To Meditate or Not Meditate Why Some Don’t Practice Meditation

To meditate or not meditate, that is the question.  NoTimeForMeditationMeditation has been a spiritual practice for centuries. Reducing stress, gaining focus and developing a deeper relationship with God are all benefits. So, why would  anyone even question to   practice meditation with so many benefits?

 

The two reasons I believe that people don’t even try meditation are:

 

  1. It takes a commitment of time
  2. People are afraid of losing control

 

While every one of us is given a 24 hour day, everyone seems to be time poor. We’ve been taught that time is money, not to waste time, and somehow, if we are not busy or doing something we are unproductive.

 

The perception of sitting and “doing nothing” for 10-15 minutes, doesn’t put meditation on the priority list. I used to think that way too until I turned to meditation out of desperation. (You can listen to this story.)

 

The truth is, meditation is not doing nothing. It’s a powerful tool to silence the voices of anxiety, doubt, self-criticism and fear. Meditation quiets the mind and allows you to actually think more clearly. This quieting allows you to respond instead of reacting because of having more peace.

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