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The Power of Prayer & Meditation

These past few weeks and months have been nothing close to normal. We are currently living in “the new normal”.  The devil has been busy in so many ways, individually and in world as a whole. 

Life in general is stressful, add in the events of 2020 with the coronavirus outbreak and the outrage we are experiencing now with racism and police brutality being brought to the forefront with the death of George Floyd; life is spurring out of control leaving you feeling hopeless and wanting to scream. 

With such emotional unrest that’s a normal first reaction to stress. In the past few weeks, I have been intentional about reminding myself that we have another way to handle the stresses of life, by calling out and calling on God through the power of prayer. In the midst of the chaos of life, I’ve been training my mind and body to stay calm through prayer and meditation now more than ever. There is scientific evidence that faith and prayermay help us with experiencing greater health physically, mentally and psychologically. Prayer changes things. Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us. 

I’m noticing when my first reaction to the events of life is to pray, the outcomes of the events are less stressful and have a way of working out.  They may not always work out how I may have planned but in the end I can see the beauty in how God worked it out. 

Meditation has always been dear to my heart. Making time to calm your mind in the midst of the storm is crucial. Meditation and mindfulness induces a heightened state of awareness and focused attention. 

Meditation is one easy way to combat the effects of daily stress, and take back control of your health. It forces you to quiet your mind and come to a place of peace.

Some benefits of Meditation are as follows: 

 

  • Lowers your blood pressure
  • Increases your circulation
  • Throws more blood to the prefrontal cortex
  • Enhances your executive function, working memory, concentration, and visuospatial processing
  • Helps you hold images longer
  • Processes  information better
  • Allows for your contemplation, intuition, and creativity to thrive.

 

Take some time this week to really focus on finding your peace through prayer and/or meditation. 

Strong mind, strong body. Until next time. Namaste. 

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