Pauliann Long, LCSW-C




Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

Good afternoon!

As you may or may not know, Inner Passages believes in an integrative approach to healing and wellness. One of the aspects we like to discuss with patients is mindful meditation. However, we know that for some people the idea of meditation can be overwhelming. Where do you begin? How do you know if you are meditating correctly?

Today we are sharing an article from entitled ‘Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind’ which can help answer some of these questions!

“The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.

Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it’s helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life. I’m far from perfect, but it has helped me come a long way.

Probably most importantly, it has helped me understand my own mind. Before I started meditating, I never thought about what was going on inside my head — it would just happen, and I would follow its commands like an automaton. These days, all of that still happens, but more and more, I am aware of what’s going on. I can make a choice about whether to follow the commands. I understand myself better (not completely, but better), and that has given me increased flexibility and freedom.

So … I highly recommend this habit. And while I’m not saying it’s easy, you can start small and get better and better as you practice. Don’t expect to be good at first — that’s why it’s called “practice”!”

To find out what these 20 practical tips are, visit:

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