I’m ready to take the next step…meditation. I’ve always been interested in Buddhism and meditating. I’ve read a few books on the subject by Noah Levine. I’m reading a new book called “Beginner’s Guide to Meditation”. I think, for me, this practice coupled with my Paleo lifestyle is what I need. The first thing I’m learning about is breathing. Quality of mind is controlled by breathing. We have a mind, but our mind is not or identity. You have to observe your breath enough so that you feel comfortable. That is why a lot of people will tell you to take a deep breath when you’re feeling stressed. My anxiety and stress make me feel like I can’t take a deep breath, which is why I feel it’s time to take this step in achieving optimum health. I’m just wired this way. Many times I find myself overreacting to situations. One thing I’m working on and seeing the results is my road rage! Bazinga.
I learned a lot about meditation, although I have yet to practice it. It allows you to become more aware of your feelings and emotions. It allows you to endure and overcome them, and ideally allows peace to take over. Our mind should not be an enemy, but sometimes I’m convinced mine is completely against me. Following a Paleo lifestyle keeps mine in check. It balances our gut flora with our mental clarity. There’s a lot of articles out there supporting the findings that a Paleo diet will help with mental disorders. Paleo is a good thing! I’ll keep you posted on my meditation journeys.
Being Paleo is all about balance of mind, body, and soul… I can’t stress this enough. Next, I’m going to look into yoga and binaural beats meditation.
“I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you in which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am that place in me, we are One.”