Meditation and Your Habit Patterns

Meditation and Your Habit Patterns

Why Meditate?

Meditation can be an efficient tool in creating new habit patterns that will serve us now and in the near future.  Effective habits can help us create the organization and order we desire in life.

EASTERN vs. WESTERN MEDITATION

The eastern world views meditation as an end unto itself.  The western world understands that meditation can be an end unto itself, but it also has great value when used as a powerful  tool to create the life one desires.

Practical Application of Meditation

This technique is to facilitate the entraining of a new habit pattern that you have determined will be useful to you in your life, now.  It may be easiest to start with a current habit that you wish to replace with a different habit.

  • Choose a habit that you would like to modify.
  • Enter a meditative state and connect with your higher self in whatever manner you choose.
  • Once in the meditative state, thank the habit pattern you currently have for having served you so long.  Acknowledge that there was value to the habit.
  • Inform your subconscious that you now desire to make changes to that habit.  Parts of it are no longer aiding you but are instead, a barrier.
  • Clearly identify the changes you desire
  • Vvisualize and sense yourself performing the new habit.
  • Visualize the effect the new habit has on your life.

Choosing habit patterns is self-empowering.  Knowing you can change them at any time is a gift.

Dr. Laura Thornberry is the author of the popular book: Meditation for the Western World – Demystifying Meditation. Her techniques guide users to altered states of consciousness by stripping away the mystery and mystique of meditation and making immediate meditation accessible to anyone who chooses to try.

Meditation – Free Yourself from Stale Habits

Use Meditation to Free Yourself from Stale Habits

Why Meditate?

Meditation can be invaluable to help us consciously change habit patterns that we are no longer happy with.  While it is true that some habits are desirable, such as our morning routines that get us to work on time, others really no longer have a purpose in our lives, but since they are ingrained, they continue.  If we wish to rid ourselves of these habits, meditation can help us determine the source of those habits and choose change.

Eastern Meditation vs. Western Meditation Techniques

Eastern Meditation is primarily reserved for accessing and interfacing with Spiritual levels.  Western Meditation expands its uses to common, everyday issues.

A Practical Application of Meditation

This meditation technique brings clarity to why you developed a habit that you now wish to be done with.  In recognizing the original purpose of the habit, you can determine if that purpose is still valid or if part or all of the habit may be discarded.

  • Think of one habit that you would like to change.
  • Enter a meditative state in whatever manner you choose.
  • When you reach a meditative state, focus on one habit that you desire to change.  As you focus, realize all the ways that this habit affects your actions and your life.
  • When was the very first time this habit appeared in your life?
  • What was going on at that time and what impact did that have on your actions?
  • Are the reasons for the habit still valid in your life today?  If not, are you willing to give them up?  If so, is there any part of the habit pattern that is no longer needed?
  • Forgive your younger self for reacting in a way that you would not choose today.  The younger you did not have the same tools and skills you have now.  Accept that the habit had a purpose.  Life has changed and part or all of that purpose is no longer valid.

You can use this technique to understand all the habits you display and make conscious choice about what actions you want to take moment to moment.

Dr. Laura Thornberry is the author of the popular book: Meditation for the Western World – Demystifying Meditation. Her techniques guide users to altered states of consciousness by stripping away the mystery and mystique of meditation and making immediate meditation accessible to anyone who chooses to try.

Meditation and Diet – Listen to Your Body

Meditation and Diet

Why Meditate?

Meditation can be a pathway for gaining clearer insights into, and communication with, our bodies.  With regard to our daily diet and dieting in general, meditation can allow us to determine what foods our bodies would like us to consume to give them vitality and good health. Meditation and diet ‘play well together’ as we rarely question our food habits.  Out of habit, we tend to prepare maybe 10 different menus and continue repeating them without considering if what we are eating is actually meeting our bodies food requirements in the moment.    By combining meditation and diet and beginning to pay attention to how the food we are ingesting is being accepted by our bodies is a giant step in becoming a co-partner with our bodies to maintain health, clarity of mind and well-being. A regular meditation routine will help you gain insight and learn your body’s wants and needs.

Eastern Meditation vs. Western Meditation Techniques

Eastern Meditation sometimes uses physical postures to move the person learning meditation into a meditative state; Western Meditation allows the body to be comfortable so it does not become a distraction.

A Practical Application of Meditation

A Practical Application of Meditation and Diet: Determining what foods our bodies require. This technique will provide your body the opportunity to give you clear indication of what its needs are.

  • Move into a meditative state using whatever method you prefer.
  • Set aside any thoughts about what your diet has been like or what you think it should be like.
  • While in the meditate state, ask your body what foods it would like you to be eating over the next week.
  •  Visualize yourself eating the foods it has requested and feel the energy surge.
  • Ask your body if there is anything you have been eating that it would like you to stop eating.
  • Visualize yourself choosing to not ingest those foods and feel the benefit your body receives.
  • Express gratitude to your body for communicating its needs to you.

When you first employ this technique, you may want to do it at weekly intervals because your dietary needs can shift that quickly.  With practice in paying attention to your body, you may find the information arrives every time you are preparing to eat. Meditation and diet can coexist in a harmonious balance that will leave you feeling more centered and involved in your life.

Dr. Laura Thornberry is the author of the popular book: Meditation for the Western World – Demystifying Meditation. Her techniques guide users to altered states of consciousness by stripping away the mystery and mystique of meditation and making immediate meditation accessible to anyone who chooses to try.

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