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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why Meditate?

There are 1,400 minutes in a day. Can you carve out 20 minutes for yourself each day? The magic number for meditation is just that. It’s been proven that by devoting time every day to a meditation practice, you will gain space for personal growth, peace of mind, clarity, and physical and mental well-being.

The quieting of the mind allows for daily integration of the information that comes up during our seemingly uneventful days. Actually, life is very eventful. But much of it is happening below the surface on a subconscious level. When the mind is given time to be still, it is better equipped to process negative emotions such as fear, doubt, and worry, and receive non-egoic messages that guide us forward from a place of love and inspiration. By simply placing awareness on the breath and noticing the gaps in between, we open a space for joy and other positive feelings to come forth.

Accept nothing I say as absolute. See for yourself how meditation works for you. And give it time. It takes 21 days to make and integrate change. Give yourself the gift of time and you will see new healthy habits will begin to form. This new routine just may change your entire outlook on life.

From my quiet heart to yours,
Marnie Vincolisi

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