Quiet the Busy Mind – What I Do.

Quiet the Busy Mind – What I Do.

After my recent blog, A Year of Grief and Gratitude, I had quiet a few of you ask about the meditation practice that finally worked for me.  I have been trying different meditation practices over the years and have never been able to find the right fit for me.  My mind works fast and I have always walked away from my meditation practice feeling like I failed.  The time to sit quiet and actually get in touch with how busy my mind is… felt like a form of torture most days.

I have always been interested in a form of meditation called Transcendental Meditation (TM).  Many celebrities from Oprah to Ellen have praised its benefits.  The high cost and inability to access TM style meditation made it seem elitist, so I was always turned off, but intrigued at the same time.

At some point, I came across Vedic meditation, which is referred to as meditation for the everyday busy person.  That sounded like a good fit for me!  It seems like there were other people who also wanted to make TM more accessible to the average person.  This is how Vedic mediation came about.

The key to this style for me is having a word you use during meditation.  This keyword gives a busy mind something to focus on and for me that was key.  Using the breath was not grounding enough for me.  It was too easy for me to get distracted.  This style of meditation along with the knowledge that we are not trying to quiet the brain, has been a game changer for me.  I now look forward to my practice.  The practice is almost effortless.  I no longer feel like my mind is running in circles when I sit quietly (most days at least)!  I would love to hear about your meditation practice and what has worked for you.

I took an online class called ZivaMind with Emily Fletcher.  She does an amazing job of explaining meditation and how to make it work if you’re a human living a busy life.

Don’t forget to check out our new book: Charge UP!  You can charge up your life with food while a little meditation helps unwind you.  For $10… maybe gift yourself something for the new year

It’s what works for me… give it a try.

~Dr. Sherri

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There is so much life-changing content Charge UP.  For my vision to reach more people with this information, I need your help… with reviews!  So I’m trying to make this super-easy, and a win-win for all.  You know the saying, “If you love it, tell others; if not, tell me.”

  1. I really want you to enjoy this book we created and all of the valuable resources it provides so we priced it at less than $10.  
  2. To get the word out, we need help with written online book reviews (and even sharing it within your circles if you like it.)
  3. So… as motivation, if you buy the book and show us you wrote a review on amazon, we will give you a $20 gift certificate to use on anything in our e-store – HealthE-Naturally!  Not bad… spend $10 get $20.
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