Introduction

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind
calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be
free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will
experience true happiness. But if our mind is not peaceful,
we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are
living in the very best conditions.
-Kelsang Gyatso

Welcome to the world of meditation and congratulations for taking this one step that could quite possibly change your life in ways you can’t even imagine!

Many women are drawn to meditation because at some level we begin to realize that as the inner conditions of our lives change, the outer circumstances will fall into place.

There’s something in us calling and propelling us to be more in the areas of our lives that matter most to us. We know that having and doing more isn’t the answer and won’t make us happier and healthier.

Quite frankly, we’re tired of feeling frazzled, reactive, irritable, stressed out, depressed, anxious, sleepless, unhealthy and like we have lost ourselves along the way.

Many of us realize that we never really learned ways to cope with the demands of our lives in a way that nourishes and restores us. The truth is we have very few ways to deal with stress from the inside out, so we turn to stress eating, shopping, a glass or two of wine or any other number of habits to unwind and distract us from the inner discomfort.

When I was a young woman and juggling my nursing career with being a mom, wife, friend, sister and decent human being, I wish I had more tools. I really had no idea that there was a whole world inside of me that was waiting to be explored. I was so busy focused on others and just getting through the day that I was quite oblivious to the fact that there was another way.

Realizing that we have the ability to deal with our stress and thrive in the midst of our lives that can at times be challenging is a very empowering feeling. We don’t need to be victims of our stress. We can become more resilient so that our health doesn’t suffer and so that we feel emotionally strong. There’s nothing better than feeling like we’re fully thriving in our lives. In other words, we feel vital, in tune with others and ourselves and know that we are spending our time in meaningful ways.

That’s why I’m so excited that you’re going to begin a meditation journey.

Meditation literally changed my life and that’s why I’m so passionate about sharing it with you. Meditation gives us a way to bridge the gap between who we are and who we’re meant to become.

It gives us a powerful set of tools that opens us up to a whole new world of self-discovery. We get to know what our soul most needs from us. Many of us spend way too much time looking outside ourselves for answers when in fact, all the answers and everything that we’re seeking is inside of us.

As Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who is believed by researchers to be the world’s happiest man says:

Nothing goes right on the outside
when nothing is going right on the inside.

You’re about to embark on a journey to makes things right on the inside!!

With so much hype about meditation these days, it can be very confusing about where to start. That’s why I’ve put this guide together for you.

Let’s get started with the first step to bring your health, emotions and life back into alignment.

The first step is to practice the 5-minute meditation that’s included in this guide. You may be saying that “I can’t do that” but I’ve made it easy for you by including a guided meditation to help you.

It’s hard to believe that it will make a difference, so you need to trust me on this.

Spending 5 minutes with yourself every day will begin to transform your life. It will increase your peace of mind, reduce your stress and get you on track to reconnect with who you are and what makes you happy.

Meditation will help you become more aware of what’s important to you and what matters in your life. You will get to know yourself and what you need to do to be happy.

You may wonder why it’s so important for you to become more aware. If you want to change something in your life that’s not working for you, you need to become aware.

What you think and how you feel totally runs the show in your life. If you’re like me, you have a lot of ideas about what you should do and how you should feel and you’ve lost touch with what you do want and how you do feel.

Learning to settle your busy mind, and becoming aware of
who you are is empowering beyond belief.

You don’t need to start with a big time commitment and anything complicated, you start with 5 minutes a day.

If I can do it, anyone can.

I began meditating to deal with stress, sleep issues and a mind that at times would drive me crazy. I was feeling lost and confused about many things in my life.

I resisted the idea of meditation for a long time because I really didn’t think I could do it. After everything else that I tried didn’t work, I thought I’d give it a whirl. I started with just 5 minutes a day.

I had the same misconceptions about meditation that many people have and thought I couldn’t do it because I couldn’t stop my mind from thinking.

I also had no idea about the benefits and just couldn’t see myself doing it. I was pretty busy and couldn’t imagine how I could fit one more thing into my already full schedule. Especially since I thought meditation was sitting there “doing nothing.”

Like most things we think we “should” do like exercise and eat nutritious foods, we find it hard to find the motivation. It’s no different with meditation. We know it’s good for us, but we just don’t seem to do it.

But here’s the thing. That changed for me when I said, “I’m just going to try this for 5 minutes a day and see what happens.” I’ll do it for 21 days and that’s it. After those 21 days, I’ll decide if it’s worth spending the 5 minutes a day. I took on meditation as an experiment.

During those 21 days, I had no expectations because I really didn’t know what to expect. Before long, I was feeling calmer, my mind was less scattered, I worried less, was sleeping better and for the first time in my life, I was really getting to know me.

That’s why I’m excited to share it with you. So, let’s get started!

Let’s start by answering 3 common questions people have about meditation:

  • What is meditation and how will it help me?
  • How do I do it? And,
  • How do I know it’s working?

Introduction

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.
-Kelsang Gyatso

Welcome to the world of meditation and congratulations for taking this one step that could quite possibly change your life in ways you can’t even imagine!

Many women are drawn to meditation because at some level we begin to realize that as the inner conditions of our lives change, the outer circumstances will fall into place.

There’s something in us calling and propelling us to be more in the areas of our lives that matter most to us. We know that having and doing more isn’t the answer and won’t make us happier and healthier.

Quite frankly, we’re tired of feeling frazzled, reactive, irritable, stressed out, depressed, anxious, sleepless, unhealthy and like we have lost ourselves along the way.

Many of us realize that we never really learned ways to cope with the demands of our lives in a way that nourishes and restores us. The truth is we have very few ways to deal with stress from the inside out, so we turn to stress eating, shopping, a glass or two of wine or any other number of habits to unwind and distract us from the inner discomfort.

When I was a young woman and juggling my nursing career with being a mom, wife, friend, sister and decent human being, I wish I had more tools. I really had no idea that there was a whole world inside of me that was waiting to be explored. I was so busy focused on others and just getting through the day that I was quite oblivious to the fact that there was another way.

Realizing that we have the ability to deal with our stress and thrive in the midst of our lives that can at times be challenging is a very empowering feeling. We don’t need to be victims of our stress. We can become more resilient so that our health doesn’t suffer and so that we feel emotionally strong. There’s nothing better than feeling like we’re fully thriving in our lives. In other words, we feel vital, in tune with others and ourselves and know that we are spending our time in meaningful ways.

That’s why I’m so excited that you’re going to begin a meditation journey.

Meditation literally changed my life and that’s why I’m so passionate about sharing it with you. Meditation gives us a way to bridge the gap between who we are and who we’re meant to become.

It gives us a powerful set of tools that opens us up to a whole new world of self-discovery. We get to know what our soul most needs from us. Many of us spend way too much time looking outside ourselves for answers when in fact, all the answers and everything that we’re seeking is inside of us.

As Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who is believed by researchers to be the world’s happiest man says:

Nothing goes right on the outside

when nothing is going right on the inside.

You’re about to embark on a journey to makes things right on the inside!!

With so much hype about meditation these days, it can be very confusing about where to start. That’s why I’ve put this guide together for you.

Let’s get started with the first step to bring your health, emotions and life back into alignment.

The first step is to practice the 5-minute meditation that’s included in this guide. You may be saying that “I can’t do that” but I’ve made it easy for you by including a guided meditation to help you.

It’s hard to believe that it will make a difference, so you need to trust me on this.

Spending 5 minutes with yourself every day will begin to transform your life. It will increase your peace of mind, reduce your stress and get you on track to reconnect with who you are and what makes you happy.

Meditation will help you become more aware of what’s important to you and what matters in your life. You will get to know yourself and what you need to do to be happy.

You may wonder why it’s so important for you to become more aware. If you want to change something in your life that’s not working for you, you need to become aware.

What you think and how you feel totally runs the show in your life. If you’re like me, you have a lot of ideas about what you should do and how you should feel and you’ve lost touch with what you do want and how you do feel.

Learning to settle your busy mind, and becoming aware of
who you are is empowering beyond belief.

You don’t need to start with a big time commitment and anything complicated, you start with 5 minutes a day.

If I can do it, anyone can.

I began meditating to deal with stress, sleep issues and a mind that at times would drive me crazy. I was feeling lost and confused about many things in my life.

I resisted the idea of meditation for a long time because I really didn’t think I could do it. After everything else that I tried didn’t work, I thought I’d give it a whirl. I started with just 5 minutes a day.

I had the same misconceptions about meditation that many people have and thought I couldn’t do it because I couldn’t stop my mind from thinking.

I also had no idea about the benefits and just couldn’t see myself doing it. I was pretty busy and couldn’t imagine how I could fit one more thing into my already full schedule. Especially since I thought meditation was sitting there “doing nothing.”

Like most things we think we “should” do like exercise and eat nutritious foods, we find it hard to find the motivation. It’s no different with meditation. We know it’s good for us, but we just don’t seem to do it.

But here’s the thing. That changed for me when I said, “I’m just going to try this for 5 minutes a day and see what happens”. I’ll do it for 21 days and that’s it. After those 21 days, I’ll decide if it’s worth spending the 5 minutes a day. I took on meditation as an experiment.

During those 21 days, I had no expectations because I really didn’t know what to expect. Before long, I was feeling calmer, my mind was less scattered, I worried less, was sleeping better and for the first time in my life, I was really getting to know me.

That’s why I’m excited to share it with you. So, let’s get started!

Let’s start by answering 3 common questions people have about meditation:

  • “WHAT IS MEDITATION AND HOW WILL IT HELP ME”?
  • “HOW DO I DO IT”? AND,
  • “HOW DO I KNOW IT’S WORKING”?

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