Becoming “Super Human”: The Many Benefits of Meditation

Okay, so now that I have your attention, I have a confession. My intention was to create a title that would get your attention.  It is my opinion that becoming a super human is synonymous with developing the best version of yourself . This is achieved through self realization. This is what it means to be authentic. In order to accomplish this goal, we must , first, start with our mindset. One of the most effective ways to develop an optimum , constructive mindset is through meditation. As human beings, the mind is the key to everything.

First of all , with consistent meditation, your bodies physiology is affected in a positive way. Each cell in your body is filled energy. This energy is called prana. The word is Sanskrit(Hindu origin) for life force or vital principle. It is all pervasive, organic energy that permeates the entire universe. Through meditation, our prana levels can be increased resulting in heightened experiences of joy, enthusiasm, creativity and peace. Let’s look further into the various benefits of establishing a daily practice of meditation.

Physical Benefits

  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate
  • Decreases tension- related pain, such as , tension headaches,ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems.
  • Increases serotonin production improving mood and behavior
  • Improves the immune system
  • Increases energy level as you develop ability to tap into your inner source of energy
  • Promotes healing through bringing brainwave patterns to a relaxed state while decreasing stress

Mental / Emotional Benefits

  • Decreases anxiety
  • Improves emotional stability
  • Gain clarity and peace of mind
  • Increases creativity
  • Increases happiness
  • Develops intuition
  • Become a better problem solver/ More solution oriented
  • Sharpens the mind through increased focus
  • Expands consciousness

Spiritual Benefits

  • Increases awareness of  Source aka God , Creator, Higher Self.
  • Learn to trust inner guidance/Intuition
  • Become more aware of connection to others as all creation
  • Start to live from the “Overflow”/Develop an Abundance mindset rather than a Scarcity mindset
  • Achieve Self Realization/ Authenticity

Meditation cleanses and nourishes you from within. You will begin to realize that your happiness is not determined by outer circumstances. Your inner perception of  yourself , others and situations determines your happiness. You will find yourself , more often, in a state of clarity, peace  and joy. You will experience more creativity as well as appreciate the uniqueness of others. You will also experience a deeper connection to them. Through meditation, we can discover more about ourselves and become more aware of why we make the decisions that we do on a regular basis. You naturally begin to express more of your authentic self because you are more confident in who you are and what you have to offer. All of these benefits might not be experienced overnight, yet,with daily practice , transformation is assured. You will start to experience life at a much higher level of joy and fulfillment. Your potential is endless. You will start to make better choices in your life. You will begin to engage in thoughts and activities that serve. Life begins to be experienced at an optimum level. In my opinion, this is what it means to be a “super human”. Until next time….

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You Are a Microcosm of Everything…

Yes, you are a microcosm of everything.First of all,let’s define microcosm. According to the dictionary, microcosm is described as meaning “small world”. As human beings , we are the epitome or the perfect example of the universe. When I refer to the universe, I am writing about what traditionally is called “God”, Source or our Creator. We are each perfect examples of the creator. Each one of us is a “miniature” version of the creator. We are  “gods” .

It’s all about awareness or consciousness. There is , for lack of a better term,an  “intelligence” behind every action and  reaction in the known universe.Planets and stars are alive. Chaos occurs throughout space and the result , in many cases, are new stars and planets. Why?!! What causes this? I am not referring to any personage of any kind , but, rather, a source that is behind all of it. Why do you look like your mother , father or both?Why does our planet stay suspended in outer space rather than fall into the abyss or wander through space? Yes,we know about gravity, but what causes gravity? This is the intelligence that I am referring to. It is the same intelligence that is behind each child birth of every species that has ever existed. It is the same “force” that creates planets and stars. Although it has been given many names , no one can accurately describe it. Nevertheless, it exist. It has to exist because we exist.

We are talking about pure consciousness. It is has no form , yet, it is  the source of every form that has or will ever exist. It is the force behind every heartbeat. You and I are a part of it. We are an intricate part of it and unlike any known life form, we have the ability grow in our awareness of our connection to it. We are each part of this vast ocean of creative power that is constantly manifesting various forms of life. It is it’s nature to create. Having the ability to grow in our  awareness of this intelligence and our connection to it gives us a unique advantage over every known life form on this planet.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, thoughts become things. I am not referring to fleeting thoughts ,rather , the consistent thoughts that we think about ourselves , others and circumstances. We are like magnets. Each thought is tied to an emotion that serves as a type of “engine” that not only has a direct effect on what we attract into our lives, but also the rate speed that we attract it. This is why it is vital to train ourselves to be more conscious of our thoughts as well as our emotional state. We can each train ourselves to only pay attention to the thoughts that serve us . Although it is normal to have negative thoughts about situations and people, we don’t have to be controlled by them. We can practice finding the good in any situation despite the circumstance. This doesn’t mean that we will never have a negative response again. It means that we will spend less and less time in that state. It is possible to learn to move on quicker.

Masaru Emoto wrote a book titled “The Hidden Message of Water.” In the book , he claimed that our thoughts altered the molecular structure of water. Apparently , positive thoughts and words directly affected the shape of the molecules. They seemed to respond by morphing into “prettier” shapes while the molecules exposed to negative thoughts and comments morphed into more jagged, “uglier” shapes. This claim may seem questionable, but it is still food for thought. In the same way that there is an intelligence or consciousness behind the design of the physical universe, your thoughts have a direct effect on the design or outcomes of your current lifestyle. The formula is as followed: thoughts+action= outcome. Your present reality is a result of your consistent thoughts and actions.You are a creator. Our thoughts both individually and collectively have a direct impact on our world.Learn to choose your thoughts. Learn to get quiet. Meditate. An effective way to learn how to become more aware of your thoughts is to practice not thinking. Meditation can help you to stay calm and level headed even during stressful situations. There are numerous  free resources available on the internet. Simply chose a search engine(google,yahoo, bing,etc). For example,search terms such as meditation, meditation techniques or how to meditate.

The purpose of  me writing this post is to share with you how truly powerful you actually are. You are a unique and vital part of the grand design of everything . All of creation exist for your benefit if you learn how to consciously connect with it. You matter more than you might have realized. Create wisely. Until next time…

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The Benefits of Having a Positive Attitude: Expect the Best from Yourself and Others.

There is a saying that I remember hearing many years ago which goes something like this,” Smile and the world smiles back at you.”Believe it or not, I have found this statement to be true. I will explain. Earlier today, I decided to pay a traffic ticket that I had forgotten about earlier. The ticket cost almost $300 dollars. Initially , I was not happy with this situation. It was for running a red light which I didn’t even remember doing. I decided to “bite the bullet ” and get it done. I decided that I would face this situation with the most optimistic attitude possible. Normally, I would have complained about long lines and having  to pay the ticket off in the first place. Nevertheless, before entering the courthouse, I spent several minutes reflecting on what I was grateful for at that moment. I focused on the fact that I had the money to pay the ticket in the first place. I was also grateful that I had the time to go to the courthouse on that day because I didn’t have to pick my son up from school. He was on spring break. I reminded myself that  I had enough money in my account to live off of until pay day. I also reflected on the fact that I would be preventing my drivers license from being suspended .I took the initiative to recondition my thinking by purposely focusing on the positive. I had to dig a little bit, but that’s okay. It’s part of the process.

It gets easier to do  with consistent practice. What you focus on determines your emotional state. Initially, I was stressed out about the entire situation. I didn’t even remember running the red light nor getting the ticket. I damned sure didn’t feel like paying $300 for it. I was determined to have the best day possible. To make an even longer story short, I ended up being assisted by the nicest representative in the building. He advised me not to pay the fine, but ,rather, to schedule a court date. He said that the judge would most likely throw the case out. I ended up paying no more than $16 dollars. You want to hear something “freaky” . I envisioned myself leaving the courthouse with better results than I had originally expected. It happened exactly the way that I had imagined it to happen. Even if my results had not turned out as fortunate , I still would have found the good in the situation. I still would have smiled at the representative and told him to have a great day. I would have meant every word of it. I am determined to train myself to find the good in every situation. Why ? Because attitude has a direct effect on outcome. It also plays a significant role in determining how people treat you. Try it for yourself. The people and situations that appear in your life , ultimately, are a result of how you truly feel about  yourself and others.

Be Your Greatest Cheerleader

Anyone can benefit from encouragement every now and then. Although this can be the case, there might be times when , for various reasons, it may seem scarce. There might  even be times that you feel alone or ,worse, that everyone is against you. Perhaps it seems that the people that are closest too you don’t understand you. I’ve been there many times. It is at these times that it is necessary for you to focus on what great about you. Yes,I said great . I’m not just saying that to make you feel good. I mean it. You have greatness in you. You have unique ,untapped abilities and ways of looking at things that , if you were to share them, could bring “light” to many people’s lives. You can do this by simply being you . Believe it or not, there are others in this world that only you can reach. They might be right under your nose. Relish in this fact. When situations seem to be going exceptionally wrong in your life and , at that moment,there seems to be no coming back from it, meditate on it. No one is keeping score. Learn from your mistakes even when others are hurt by them. Sincerely apologize to whomever can benefit from hearing it and move on. There might be others around who might keep bringing up the incident . Wish them well even if you have to do it silently, but try not to hold grudges against anyone. Take pride in the fact that you recognized your error and that you had the courage to take responsibility for it. Celebrate the fact that you made the “grown up ” decision to learn and grow from the situation. Most people wouldn’t have been as resolved about the situation. Regardless of the circumstances , make the conscious decision to grow stronger cheering the whole way!!

Learn to Find the Good in EVERY Situation

Let’s face it. As humans, we can face some potentially devastating situations. Please don’t think that I take your challenges lightly. I will be the first to admit that when faced with a particularly difficult challenge, I have been struck with “amnesia” when it comes to finding the “bright side” of a situation. I believe that each of us has “buttons”. A button refers to a specific situation that , at least for that moment, seems to tear you apart emotionally. No one is safe. We each have our moments. Sorry, it’s just part of being human.

I have also learned that with consistent practice and mental “wrestling”, it is possible to alter my emotional state. Don’t get me wrong.When faced with a major challenge , I go through the same emotional upheaval as anyone else. Eventually, I get to the point of realization that staying in a negative state will not help me to solve my problem. Finding a solution as soon as possible will solve my problem. I have come to the conclusion that each problem comes with a solution.They are opposite sides of the same coin. At times, it might be necessary to let the situation work itself out. Either way , there is ALWAYS something to learn if I choose to learn it. I have come to the conclusion that in order to live a full life , ultimately, I find it helpful to be a student of life. I am training myself to look at each circumstance as a lesson . As the old saying goes , “What doesn’t kill you , makes you stronger.” I have chosen to become stronger. You can too. Strength is always good,right?

Train Yourself to Look For the Good in Others

We are all connected. Regardless, of your gender, race ,age ,economic status, social group or “all of the above”, you are connected to every being with a life force on this planet. This group includes the driver who cut you off this morning( remember? the one who flipped you the “bird”), the bully in elementary school, an abusive parent, your best friend, worst enemy and anyone else that you can think of. The connection that I am referring to is on an energetic frequency level. You live in your own personal “universe”. UNIVERSE?!!! Yup….

Each person that you interact with ,on a daily basis, is there because you “attracted” them . Your emotions and perspective of yourself and others determine who and what situation shows up in your life. I believe that each circumstance and individual, regardless of appearance, is there to teach me something. This group includes the people who get on my last nerve. I especially mean them. If someone pisses me off, it’s not indicative of their “flaws”. My reaction shows how much more I need to grow and , in most cases, am growing in order to overcome my anger. No one can “make” me mad. You and I choose to be mad. Absolutely nothing nor no one should have that much control over you to “make” you angry.

I find it much more pleasing to conclude that the situations and people in my life are my greatest teachers. I have come to the realization that in order to live the best live i.e. an authentic life, I must become and remain a “student of life”. Yes, I realize that I wrote about this point earlier.It’s worth mentioning again.

The purpose of a student is to learn, therefore, I look forward to being taught each day. This is how both you and I can grow if we choose to do so.If we face each situation and interaction as an opportunity to learn , what is there to be negative about? I believe that most people do and respond the best way that they have been conditioned to respond. Most people are not even aware of how “conditioned” they are , at the moment. Nevertheless, I am convinced that I can learn from anyone even if that simply means not responding to a situation in the same way that I witnessed them do. I still learned something new.

With every lesson there is an opportunity to evolve. We teach each other. I am learning to appreciate each situation, therefore, reconditioning my response to it. Changing my perspective towards a person or situation directly changes my emotional response. Ideally, it is a daily practice. I am not saying that I am never upset nor negative. I’m simply saying that through consistent practice at focusing on the good attracts more evidence of it. You start to see less and less of the negative because your perspective starts to change about it. You start to respond differently not only in your words and actions, but on an energetic level. You start feeling happier simply about every day circumstances. Your frequency changes like turning the dial on a radio. You’re on the “happy” station. This may sound cheesy and corny, but I believe it too be true. Focusing on the good in every situation and others alters your emotional state to a more ,genuinely, positive one. This altered emotional state results in you attracting more people and circumstances in your life to be happy about. Consistency is the key. How you and I see others is a direct reflection of how we truly see ourselves. The most notorious bully is one of the most insecure people on the planet. To love others is to love yourself. It is impossible to truly live an authentic and hate.

Ultimately, your world and everyone in it acts as a mirror. This world is neither good nor bad, rather it’s what you have determined it to be. Happiness is and always has been an “inside” job. Choose to be positive and to see it in others. I doing so, you might help someone see it for themselves. This is how we change the world. Let’s start our own movement. Until next time….


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