People who meditate have been shown to quickly achieve health benefits such as slower heart rates, lower blood pressure, reduced oxygen consumption and lower lactic acid levels. Some have used meditation to help with everything from headaches and respiratory problems to cancer and coping with death. It is seen as a crucial tool in treating many mental illnesses such as depression or schizophrenia while it has also been shown to actually boost functionality of the immune system. Beyond the science, however, one common health benefit in dealing with stress is perhaps the most important, and that is meditation’s ability to help the practitioner to shut up and listen.I do like this! We talk too much, don't we? Learning that it's okay to be quiet is one of the huge benefits of meditative practice.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Shut up and listen!
Here's a paragraph from the Meditation Society of Australia site: