The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself: Meditation
Are you feeling stressed out and stretched to your limit? Give yourself a moment to reconnect and find a deeper sense of inner joy with meditation. Spiritual teachers Ed and Deb Shapiro guide you through a series of meditations that will free your mind and help you become more present in your everyday life.Meditation is wonderful, but it is so misunderstood. In this series, we will explore what meditation truly means, the varied ways to practice it and how to apply it to the daily issues you face such as stress, difficulties at work, self-empowerment and self-love, relationships, forgiveness and even anger. If there is an issue about meditation that you would like us to discuss, let us know by commenting below.
For our book Be the Change: How Meditation Can Transform You and the World, we talked to more than 100 respected meditation teachers and practitioners from all walks of life—many you may know—like Marianne Williamson, astronaut Edgar Mitchell and the Dalai Lama. We include their stories in the book, so it has numerous voices and experiences that illuminate this journey.
In essence, meditation is simply about calming your chattering monkey-like mind and being aware and present in this moment. It is easier than you think, yet so many people say to us, "I can't possibly meditate; I can't sit still." Or, "My mind is much too busy; I just fall asleep." Most of us are so externalized and caught up in regrets from the past or worries about the future that our abilities to be completely here and now is challenged.
Get started with one of Ed and Deb's meditations