Meditating… requires no religious affiliation; meditation practice will bring you positive life altering changes.

“I’m unsure I could find a teacher, place, or the people to meditate with and even if I could, I feel too embarrassed.”

These were my thoughts originally as well!  There is no need to attend a place, be with a teacher or indeed others – though for some that is welcome. Meditation can be learned and practiced in private at home… and even at work!

There are plenty of materials available that will provide information and guided meditations are also useful. Below is a passage quoted from one of the co-founders of the Chopra Centre in California – the late David Simon: 

Outside of religion or faith as a requirement, meditation provides life changing respite and repair, returning your organism to a state of ‘homeo-stasis’ – balance.

Only a few decades ago, medical students were taught to view the body as a machine whose parts would inevitably break down until it could no longer be repaired. Today, science is arriving at a radically different understanding.

While the body appears to be material, it is really a field of energy and intelligence that is inextricably connected to the mind.

All of the thoughts, perceptions, memories, emotions, and feelings in our mind influence every cell of our body. When we have a loving thought, or focus on a happy memory or feeling, our brain triggers a cascade of molecules that promote wellbeing in our physiology.

On the other hand, when we hold onto emotions such as anger, fear, and doubt, this creates stress and damage in the body.

Through meditation, we can reverse the effects of accumulated stress and toxicity. Meditation takes us into inner silence, allowing the body to restore balance and repair itself.

Contact me if you would like further information on how to access this way of being.

About the author

Bob Brotchie is a counsellor, mindset consultant and creator of "Conscious Living by Design"™. He writes for Anglia Counselling, is featured on various other websites and introduces us to many guest writers all covering topics related to mental health and wellbeing.

Bob provides bespoke counselling services to individuals and couples in the privacy and comfort of a truly welcoming environment at his Anglia Counselling company office, located near Newmarket in Suffolk, England. Bob also provides professional online counselling, for local, national, and international clients. The therapeutic models offered are bespoke to the client’s needs, especially those in receipt of 'childhood emotional neglect' (CEN), whilst integrating a mindful approach to psychotherapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) principles. For clients experiencing trauma and/or phobia, Bob offers EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).