Are you prone to holding onto emotional pain/grudges? Carrying past negative emotions can be highly toxic to our mental wellbeing. We can all put on a front and act perfectly fine, but what’s going on inside is what truly matters.
I always thought the “right” way to deal with negative emotions was to mask them over with positive affirmations or thoughts, and even though that can help in the moment, quite often this is just a temporary fix/disguise because sooner or later our true feelings will arise again. Recently though, I discovered how meditation can help with healing emotional pain and why it is vital to address these underlying issues.
Want to start meditating? Can’t quite work out how to start or what you need to do? – There are a load of myths and misconceptions around meditation that can make it seem too complicated and prevents a lot of people from actually trying, although, once I uncovered these beliefs it became a whole lot easier to understand and meditation is now something I couldn’t live without.
So, if your in limbo about starting, I hope to wipe away any misconception or confusion and hit you up with the most important tips you should know before you start meditating!
Are you forever worrying about tomorrow or fretting over what happened yesterday? Can you remember the last time you embraced or only thought about the present moment? – if the answer to that last question is no, Mindfulness my friend – is essential for YOU.
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
Mindfulness is a mental state that consists of being fully aware and present – you are therefore able to focus on what you are doing, how you are feeling and what is happening around you in that precise moment.