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Meditation for Slow Learners

By Therese J. Borchard
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Meditation for Slow LearnersYou can’t read too many health headlines anymore before you run across a story extolling meditation’s many health benefits: from calming anxiety to increasing resilience, from lowering blood pressure to building immunity. Meditation does it …

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Meditation for Slow Learners

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  1. One of the most useful tips I ever received was from Donna Thomson, who wrote a nice little book called The Vibrant Life. She suggested that I imagine my thoughts as kids running wild on a playground while I am sitting quietly on a nearby bench. This works very well for me–it separates me from my busy mind and helps me find a peaceful place.

  2. Don’t leave meditation for just that little 20-minute interval in the day. Practice looking at your emotions, thoughts, ideas, and habits throughout everything you do and every interaction you have. This is where real practical application shows its effects on your peace and happiness.

    Of course, starting you day off with a short quiet time and having another one before we doze off is also quite useful.

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