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By K. Kozi Arrington

Meditation As A Wellness Tool

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Hello Readers. I have chosen for today’s Wellness Tools topic, Mindful Meditation. The example I am sharing with you today is one on Hope; the first of the five Key Recovery Concepts of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan, aka, Wrap®.

According to the Medical Dictionary, “Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth”.

Meditation is a powerful tool and can be used to control anxiety, promote emotional health, enhance self-awareness, lengthen your attention span, generate kindness, help fight addictions, improve sleep, help control pain, decrease blood pressure, decrease depression, decease alcohol and substance abuse, foster creativity, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, help stabilize and improve one’s immune system, and many, many other conditions as well. The best thing about meditation is that one can do it anytime and anywhere. 

I would be remiss not to mention that as we all struggle to deal with the way of the world today, anything that would help alleviate some of the stress and pain… and the pressure and the fear of uncertainty is greatly needed. We all need a break. A break from the news. A break from the chaos. A break from running a household. A break from the kids. A break from home schooling. A break from your significant other. A break from the fear of what’s going to go wrong and happen next after losing your job. A break from wondering how you are going to pay your rent or buy food and on and on and on. 

Sound familiar? Am I the only one dealing with these types of challenges? No! Absolutely not! I need a break before I become broken. 

Meditation is a way of giving myself a break. Take a break by taking and making some time and space for you. You deserve it. It is important and necessary in order for you to maintain your sanity and stability. Block everything and everybody else out of your mind as you quiet your mind so that you can pay attention to what is going on in your mind. Meditation is a great way of staying calm, focused, centered and healthy. 

I invite you now to try this guided meditation on Hope. It is led by Angela; Wellness Recovery Network. Click on the link below. After listening to and/or trying the meditation, let me know what the experience was like, okay?

Peace and Blessings everyone. Meditation is Medication for the soul.

Angela; Wellness Recovery Network: Flower of Hope Meditation https://youtu.be/nCQzWKUVEYU