Meditation Made Easy: 3 Simple Steps for a Calmer Mind

Talking about it won’t help you understand it more. Discussing about it doesn’t make you any wiser. Thinking about it will not calm you down.

Meditation is about taking a stress reducing break. Scientifically, it has been proven to boosts your health, happiness and success! Take a little time away from your work to meditate to experience its effect. It is absolutely a distraction to ask questions without sitting down and truly giving yourself the time to practice meditation.

Even Hugh Jackman, an Australian actor and more widely known as Wolverine in the X-Men movies, said that meditation changed his life.  He practices meditation twice a day and the tangible benefits he got from it are his relief from a compulsive-obsessive disorder.

In a candid interview with Oprah, who was the host of the eponymous multi-award winning talk-show The Oprah Winfrey Show, he said that he has learned to let go of everything.  “I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it…Nothing has ever opened my eyes like this. It makes me calm and happy, and, well, it gives me some peace and quiet in what’s a pretty chaotic life!”

Hugh’s practice of meditation also influenced his son, Oscar, to join him occasionally.  Meditation is a family affair after all.

According to Dr Mao Shing Ni, bestselling author of Secrets of Longevity, there are three steps to meditate.

The 3 simple steps to meditation:

Step 1: Sit on a chair or on the floor, whichever you prefer.  Make yourself comfortable but sit with your spine erect.
Step 2: Close your eyes and breathe naturally.  Your breath will find its rhythm as you practice more.
Step 3: Quiet your mind.  Thoughts will inevitably come into your mind, allow them but don’t dwell into them.  Relax and bring your consciousness back to your breath.

Find time for yourself.  Even if it is only for 10 minutes daily.  As you practice, you will experience the calmness and the relaxation you need for a clearer mind for making sound decisions at work and at every moment of your life.