Movember is coming towards it’s illustrious end. It’s been wonderful to see all the moustache’s around the place in support for a great cause.
My last blog post brought up the emotional responsive brain also know as the Amygdala and how lacking consciousness can lead to negative/destructive implications that are widely seen on a daily basis.
I did want to follow on to let you in on a not so so secret on how to quiet your emotional responsive brain down, and I will say that this is quite subjective, as it’s about my experience with meditation and mindfulness but I really want to encourage you to non judgementally take the following on to create your own subjective experience.
Meditation for me has been a life changing experience. I wouldn’t believe that I for one could sit still for 10 minutes without judging my thoughts to a daily practice of 2 hours (Two 1 hour sessions) with absolute bliss, warmth meaningfulness and energy.
So, what are my subjective experiences with meditation..?
My brain is very quiet. And I mean that the combustion of thoughts, especially negative have gone. Clearing my way for intelligent thoughts.
My concentration and ability to potentiate learning and retain short/long term memory has improved amazingly.
Which leads into my next point..sleep! My sleep is deeper! I jump out of bed at 4am, and I feel more energized and grateful, excited for my day to be created.
I feel more centred with my self. I feel secure, I feel self confident, I have surrendered my ego and let go of my judgements of others and most importantly myself. I have no fear or doubts over my future. I have unlocked the genius inside that we all have. I now feel secure about my career in medicine.
And there is so much more, but I’m not one who likes to talk to much about myself I’m more introverted love to give and hence the blog 🙂
So how do you meditate?
Find somewhere blissful…
Close your eyes…
Surrender your ego…(repeated affirmation will help)
Let go of your judgements…(follow the above)
Focus on your heart (your centre) by generating warmth…(you will feel warmth)
Slow diaphragmatic breaths…(when you go into a hypo metabolic physiological state, which is deep rest your breathing will be slow)
When you finish be grateful for your experience before opening your eyes…
Embrace all the wonderful neurochemicals 🙂
Happy meditating and Movember peeps.