Barefoot

I walk barefoot when I can.
Each walking step feels like
I’m kissing the Earth with my feet.

I respond rather than react to the
sounds and sights around me
as each step tells me a story.

Sometimes I don’t talk at all
in order to listen.
While thinking
I must never assume anything.

In every single moment,
there is plenty of time.
In this very moment,
I am precisely where I should be.

Each day forever shows me
the infinite possibilities
already living in me,
because they are me.

Dr. Deb

Meditate on Meditation Benefits

Obviously, our world is still quite wacky here in the United States – as well as many other countries. Through my increasing years of living life, meditation has become one of the most important practices of my day. I’m pretty sure if I didn’t meditate, I’d be in the luny-bin by now.  I’ve discovered the length of my meditation is not actually the primary factor – it is connecting with “stillness” before I meditate.  The world’s wisdom traditions have long known the benefits of meditation for physical well-being and spiritual development.  In the last 30 years alone, there have been multiple scientific studies conducted in the west at hospitals and research institutions that do, in fact, confirm positive physical and psychological effects from meditation.  Now science finally realizes there are specific lengths of medication time needed for certain physical and spiritual effects.

Here’s a chart I’ve put together that helps show what happens when one meditates.

3 Minutes:  Affects the body’s electromagnetic field, circulation, and stability of the blood.
11 Minutes: Begins to change the nerves and glandular system.
22 Minutes: Balances the positive, negative, and neutral mind as they begin to work together.
31 Minutes: Allows the glands, breath, and concentration to affect all the cells and rhythms of the body.
62 Minutes: Changes the gray matter in the brain. The subconscious and the outer projection are integrated.
2-1/2 Hours: Changes the psyche in its relationship with surrounding magnetic fields, so the subconscious mind is held firmly in a new pattern by the surrounding universal mind.

Remember, just three minutes will help the body, mind, and spirit. Start slowly and don’t strive for perfection; rather, strive to simply make a habit of sitting for at least 3 minutes per day and work up slowly!!

We don’t earn extra points for RUSHING!

Dr. Deb
(Message me if any of the readers would like to have a copy of the “Basic Breath Meditation Technique.”)