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Friday, May 20, 2022

Simple Pleasures #40

I remember my mom calling me a worrywart when I was growing up and my grandmother saying that worry never adds a day to your life.

We all worry from time to time, and although not all worry is 100% bad if it leads us to figure out a solution, it can become a real problem when we let it take over our lives.

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One of the things in my worry toolbox is meditation.

Many people have the misconception that meditation is shutting down the mind. Meditation is a calming of the mind while remaining alert, and it is through this calming that we find peace of mind.  

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Meditation works very well for worry because it allows you to focus on the present moment rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. 

There are different techniques for meditating, and I think finding the one that works best for you is what is most important. 

Sometimes I find that I like a guided meditation, while other times I just like to sit quietly with nothing to distract me. 

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I use certain mantras when I meditate. 

The basic Om mantra is an easy and effective mantra. 

I used it a lot when I first began to meditate because to be honest, I would forget a more complicated mantra and then I would worry that I wasn't doing it right. 

See how easy it is to worry?

The point is, is meditation is supposed to take worry away. So in my opinion, if it is calming you, then how can you be doing it wrong. 

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  1. Good Friday Morning Laura. I find meditation very calming for my mind. I am a worrier too. It helps to give your mind and body a rest from everyday stressors and life. Have a nice weekend. xoxo

  2. I love this post! I haven't meditated much as I can't seem to get my mind to stop! I try now and then. I did manage to do some guided meditation years ago when I attended a pain clinic with my husband who had been in a really awful railroad accident... the spouses went to learn how to help their injured spouse, and we did "biofeedback" and guided meditation. I seem to do best with the guided, as then my mind doesn't wander as much. Visualization medication has worked for me in the past so I must try it again! I used it when I couldn't get to sleep and it did help. I love all of your summer ideas for purchasing... I have printed out the gluten free strawberry icebox cake recipe, as my strawberry plants this year are going to have tons of strawberries! Have a good weekend! xoxo Marilyn

  3. My husband meditates daily. He has been doing this for years, and finds it to make a huge difference in his ability to cope with anxiety. I've tried to learn but I just can't seem to turn off my mind. I'm going to try to do what you said, and just sit quietly without distractions.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Laura!


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