A little info on Meditation

www.jenniferhester.comThe new trend we all here about is not so trendy after all. Meditation has been around for thousands of years tracking back to the Hindus in 1500 BC. You can check out more info on the history of meditation here.

Meditation has at times received a bad name due to Christians being led to believe that if we get still and begin to meditate that we will be invaded by evil spirits. Actually we are told in the bible to meditate on God’s word. Go here to check out where meditation is encouraged in the bible.

For me I have tried off and on to get quiet and meditate. I have some ADD so I can be all over the place in my mind when given the chance. Does anyone know that feeling? However I have continued to persist in my challenge to meditate because I love the scientific data that is backing up the benefits of meditation and I want in on some of these benefits. I mean who doesn’t need better attention, immune function, positive emotions, self-control, and peace. For more info on the benefits look here.

I tried a couple different apps on my phone and the one that I am now using that seems to be fitting for me is Headspace. You can read more about it here. I’m not an affiliate for Headspace but I am loving what I’m getting from this app and so I wanted to share it with my readers. I have come to look forward to my meditation as it used to be a chore that I did not care for. I mostly look forward to the sense of peace that I have when I’m done. It is definitely valuable for anyone wanting to enhance their self-awareness as well.

I would love to hear any feedback you have on the app if you try it. Also if you would like to talk about mediation one on one I would be glad to chat with you. Just shoot me an email at jenny@jenniferhester.com No matter what you decide be sure to go out and share your AWESOMENESS with the world today!!

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