Meditation has so many healing benefits which include boosting our immune system, lowering blood pressure, improving sleeping patterns and enhancing our focus and concentration. As meditation continues to empower and change people’s lives around the world however, there are a handful of myths that plague the peaceful practice:
You have to have a quiet mind. It’s a common misconception that to meditate ‘properly’ you have to clear your mind of all thought. Considering we can have over 50,000 thoughts per day, that doesn’t seem likely. It’s impossible to have no thoughts, but it is possible to ignore thoughts. We get to choose what we focus on and through meditation we learn how to quiet the mind, which in turn helps us get the most out of our meditation time.
Meditating is escapism. I don’t believe that there’s anything wrong with a little reprieve from our busy schedules, but meditation is not about running away. It’s…
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