I believe most humans naturally meditate throughout their lives without realizing that’s what they’re doing. I remember reading a book by Wayne Dyer years ago and in it, he spoke about how you can meditate while sitting at a stoplight for a few minutes.
Being a transcendental meditator since the 1970s, that statement by Dr. Dyer really caught my attention. At first, of course, my ego found it offensive, but I’ve always been one to open my mind to new information so I started thinking about it and using small snippets of time to “meditate”.
However, as you can see by the video below, there are much longer versions of meditation to learn as well. Equally important, it also has a place in our lives for de-stressing and finding peace.
Mindfulness Benefits of Meditation
Then, as the term “mindfulness” became a regular buzz word among kindred spirits and began to wind its way through our collective consciousness, I came into the awareness that the acts of mindfulness and meditation have very fuzzy edges that seem to blend with each other and even become one and the same.
So, I had to let go of my own life-long need to belong to one particular school of thought or another. I had to let go of the “rules” surrounding meditation techniques and open my mind to other possibilities that now I realize are virtually endless.
Change is the Only Constant
It always amazes me how when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. When my life got so stressful, I couldn’t do transcendental meditation – just couldn’t sit still long enough to do it, I had no choice but to try other methods.
It took a series of events that lead to debilitating trauma in my life to get me to the point of not being able to do TM properly. It’s been a very rough 10 years for me since my world as I knew it blew up in my face while the road to put things back together again has been the hardest uphill battle of my life.
But one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that nothing, absolutely nothing stays the same. That is the only constant in life. Additionally, that proves to be true with my outlook on meditation.
Learn to Meditate with Wayne Dyer
Today is a perfect day to bring you this helpful meditation by Dr. Wayne Dyer. It’s a great place to start on your journey to find just the right meditation practice for you!