The Application of Meditation
Anyone can meditate. Better yet, anyone can meditate anywhere at any time. If you feel that you need a moment to yourself, then take a moment. Because it is an internalized act that can take as little as three minutes, no one should be inconvenienced by you recharging yourself. Like a new update on your smartphone, you’ll actually be able to function better if you give yourself the time to tap into yourself, clear your mind, and refocus your energy.
Think of meditation as exercise for the brain. When your mind hits the gym (through the meditative act), the brain and nervous system receive a top-to-bottom workout. Your nervous system speaks to your neurotransmitters through hormones, which are regulated by the hypothalamus, pineal gland, and pituitary gland. Through meditation, these neurotransmitters become trained to unite and communicate in harmony. When you are no longer battling fragmented thoughts, your mind becomes unoccupied and free to reach its fullest potential.