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Top 10 Ways Meditation Can Help You Heal

  1. Understand healing

In order to heal it is important to understand the meaning of meditative healing. Rather than curing an illness, healing through meditation allows you to reconnect with yourself. If a certain person or experience has led you to lose your way, meditation may allow you to find your path again.

  1. Find love

Finding love within yourself allows you to understand your ability to be, and has the power to heal both psychologically and physically. Love is the most important factor of meditative healing as it is your most precious and powerful emotion. You must always be able to find love to heal.

  1. Learn to relax

The stress and tension that you face in your everyday life can be a major source of sicknesses, such as stress headaches and heart disease. Meditation can help you avoid these traps by training yourself to relax your mind and body and to recognize the symptoms in a mindful manner.

  1. Work toward balance

Many traditional medicines, such as in China and India, work along the premise that mistreating the body, or not paying attention to it will cause unbalance within your life. Meditation can help you pay attention to your body when you are working or traveling in order to maintain a natural balance.

  1. Be gentle

It is very easy to create a hard external shell around yourself when you are feeling vulnerable and sick. This may be a reaction to the blame you put on yourself and create a host of negative emotions. Meditation can help you let them go and become more gentle with yourself.

  1. Accept your emotions

When facing a difficult emotion it is easy to try and shut it out because you don’t want to face it. When you meditate, you allow all emotions, to arise. Facing these feelings not only helps you to overcome them but allows you to avoid negative physical reactions to unspoken emotions.

  1. Cultivate positivity

Being happy, joyful and peaceful does not only make you feel good psychologically but also physically as it acts as a natural painkiller by releasing beta-endorphins. You may make the mistake of looking for these positive emotions elsewhere, such as in a friend, but meditation helps you create them within yourself.

  1. Be open to others

Western culture has molded us into beings that live our lives increasingly separate from each other. Through meditation, you can be reminded of the power of being open to others and the benefits that being part of a community brings. Becoming more open can reduce daily stress and increase joyfulness.

  1. Discover your spiritual self

Having confidence in your meditative power can give you the mental and physical skills to achieve your goals. If you repeat a certain goal or phrase during your practices and stay true to your objective, you are more likely to achieve relaxation in your body and heal some old wounds.

  1. Accepting death

Being on the edge of death can seem like a terrifying experience but meditation can give you the skills to approach it more mindfully. Avoid negative emotions by staying aware of your breath and the present moment. Let love be your final feeling and accept the necessity of letting go.