By Jordan Laio, Hometalk
It’s a stressful world these days. Most people are working harder for less pay, or just trying to find work. It is already well verified that meditation is a very effective technique for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.
Now, before you dismiss meditation by thinking it’s just not for you or you don’t have enough time, you should definitely reconsider, according to Jay Michaelson, a meditation instructor for the past five years and author of the recently released God in Your Body: Kabbalah, Mindfulness, and Embodied Spiritual Practice.
“The assumption that some people make that ‘I can’t meditate‘ is false. The reason they think that is a misconception about what the practice is; but, in fact, you don’t need to sit in posture, believe anything, or be spiritual,” Jay assures. He compares it to muscle-building at the gym – you can’t tell your muscles to grow, but if you do even a little work every week, its effect is cumulative and you see results. With meditation, a little bit regularly trains your mind.
“Like one of my teachers said, it’s like cleaning house. You can’t do it all in one day, but if you keep things tidy generally then when it’s time to do a deep clean, there’s not as much [mess] in the way.”