Just 10 minutes…

Will you allow yourself to spare just 10 minutes each day for transformative self-care?

This short video by Andy Puddicombe is one of the most straightforward and accessible introductions to meditation that I’ve become aware of so far.

I first began meditating nearly 15 years ago and have maintained it as a daily practice ever since. Initially, I was drawn to meditation because of what I’d read about its physical and mental health benefits. Since adopting this as a regular habit, I’ve experienced profound transformations in my perception and approach to life that I can honestly say have affected every aspect of my being in a positive way.

In my clients, those who have committed to meditation as a priority in their lives, appear to me to demonstrate greater clarity of mind, personal resilience and courage. It is bearing witness to these effects in others, as well as experiencing similar changes in myself, that has encouraged me to persevere with meditation when I’ve felt challenged or disenchanted with it from time to time, or when my mind is so frazzled that it seems impossible.

Whether or not you already meditate, I do hope you will feel inspired by this. Do share with us how it grabs you.

4 Responses to Just 10 minutes…

  1. Jamie March 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Hi Sally,
    It took me a couple of days to finally get 10 minutes to watch this… and I am glad I finally did. It seems like we tend to judge our emotions, feelings, drives… based on what we have learned is right and wrong. I like the idea of trying to observe and not judging.

    As a computer engineer, my ‘logical’ side knows I should not be stressed about 90% of the things I am stressed about. BUT anxiety and stress are not logical animals are they.

    Thanks for posting the video,
    Peace,
    Jamie

  2. Sally March 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Hi Jamie. Yes, ironic isn’t it that the first challenge is finding 10 minutes to actually watch the video about the benefits of finding 10 minutes! Glad to hear that you got around to it. I agree with what you say about anxiety and stress not being logical animals and can testify to the fact that observing, rather than getting caught up in judging can be very helpful in dissipating those emotions.

    I grew up being a terrible worrier and the first ever personal development material I read was Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to stop worrying and start living’ which I guess indicates how high a priority it was for me then to learn how to handle the stress. I still think discovering meditation at that point would’ve had an even greater impact.

    Peace, and especially peace of mind, to you.

  3. Tomo March 13, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Thanks for this one Sally. 10 minutes of wisdom. ..

  4. Tess March 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    Bloody brilliant!!

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