Meditation on the Inner Light (ONLINE)
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm
Held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
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Meeting ID: 839 1981 7100
Experience refreshing moments of calm, balance, and peace any time you want through meditation. As you relax, feel your stress melt away. Discover how meditation can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.
Benefits of Meditation for the Body
By alleviating stress, meditation can improve your physical health. One of the physical benefits includes reducing the risk of stress-related illnesses. Medical researchers and doctors have reported the effects that stress has on the body. A number of illnesses are the result of stress. For this reason, medical practitioners recommend meditation to their patients to reduce stress levels. This includes meditating to decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. They recommend meditation to enhance the body’s immune response. Hospitals and medical clinics even offer classes in meditation to patients.
Benefits of Meditation for the Mind
Meditation produces a deep state of relaxation and a calm mind, providing mental benefits. Studies have shown the positive effects meditation has on the brain and on improving memory. It also enhances concentration, attention, and focus. Meditation can improve concentration, whether one needs to concentrate for sports, education, work, or hobbies. When focused, we can increase our effectiveness and productivity. Sports figures and champion athletes have reported that meditation helps them to improve their focus to prepare for competing in their sport at the highest level.
Benefits of Meditation for the Emotions
Your emotional wellness, too, can be enhanced through meditation, resulting in inner tranquility and joy. Through meditation, you can reduce anxiety and depression that are caused by feelings of hopelessness and disappointments in life. When these are the result of emotions, such as feeling isolated or lonely, or a sense of sadness from dealing with life’s losses, meditation can supplement the support received from professionals.
When you meditate, you tap in to a place of happiness and peace. This increases a sense of positivity. You realize that, beyond your daily problems that cause emotional pain, there is a pool of joy within that you can access and feel more joyous. Meditation helps you to recharge, refresh, and rejuvenate. When you feel happier, you are calmer and more balanced. This creates a ripple effect that will radiate to others.
Gerry Gorman, recently retired engineer, engineering manager, and business development executive has been a student and practitioner of meditation for over 40 years. He describes a very practical form of meditation and explores how a meditation practice can help each of us develop a healthier perspective to fully appreciate life. He and his wife, Penny, have been married for 38 years and have two grown sons.
Open to all.