“YOU CANNOT CONTROL WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, BUT YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, AND IN THAT, YOU WILL BE MASTERING CHANGE RATHER THAN ALLOWING IT TO MASTER YOU“.
Ultimately, meditation is not a doing or a practice… It is a way of life, a loving, compassionate attitude towards our pain and our heartache.
Meditation means slowing down, consciously responding to the intensity of the present moment rather than reacting to it, feeling and blessing our discomfort rather than running away into stories and blame, lovingly observing our negative thoughts rather than being sucked in by them. Meditation means awakening to the heart-breaking preciousness of every moment, discovering Oneness in the passing scenes of this ordinary life. This is the meditation I live and breathe and teach, and this is the meditation that ultimately saved my life, the meditation that says YES to our gorgeous, broken, fierce and tender human hearts, YES to our imperfections and flaws, YES to us, exactly as we are, in this very moment of our lives…”
– Jeff Foster
The scientific reason why mediation can be so beneficial to someone’s life is the re-structuring it does inside your brain and the way it perceives the outside world. Molecules of the protein drag a ball of endorphins along an active filament into the inner part of the brain’s parietal cortex, which produces feelings of happiness.
I initially discovered Meditation from my travels in China. It started when I ran into a public Yoga class at People’s Square on my way back from work. I remember asking myself how could all these ‘oldies’ master such ‘ridiculous’ poses so gracefully… so I decided to go back to my room and try them. I still don’t feel quite ready, but that’s okay, That was the purpose of meditating for me. Its’ purpose changes depending of the person’s subjective goal.
I can see the difference in the way my mind processes information and in consequence, how it has taught my life to become greater by how I look at it and the actions that arise from that decision.
It is revolutionary, mentally and also physically. I couldn’t recommend it more often. If you decide to try it out, just prepare yourself to pay attention to –every-single–detail you make, how your body moves, how your lungs breathe, time slows down pretty quickly after and that will help you keep focused for longer.