Many people have asked us, “How do you guys stay so focused and sharp at what you do?” There are many ways in which we maintain our focus and sharpness, but the one that stands out the most is meditation. Meditation is a technique that has been around for centuries and has proven to breed focus, calmness and oneness with those around you. Naturally, in our line of Service to others, we were curious about meditation techniques and began to study the different methods. When we learned of all the great things it had done for individuals, businesses, churches and the like throughout history, we began to practice it ourselves. And even after just practicing it for the first time, we immediately felt more aware of our surroundings, a sense of calm, and an ease that we hadn’t ever felt before. Along with all of the other techniques and strategies we utilize to stay focused and sharp, meditation has had the biggest impact on our lives.
Many people believe that meditation involves crossing your legs and humming the entire time-not true. There are many forms of meditation and we are sharing one example with you today. We are certain that after you practice this form of meditation, you will feel more relaxed, focused, and more in tune with yourself. You will begin to see steady improvements in your mood, job performance, focus in school, and overall happiness.
All it takes is just 5-15 minutes a day to experience these feelings! So take a seat and enjoy the benefits of Visualization Meditation, compliments of MaxPower 2U.
Be seated, lying down, or leaning up comfortably against something either inside or outside in nature. It can be your favorite chair, couch, wall, swing, or tree. This is also a great opportunity to invite your friends and loved ones to join in with you.
Now close your eyes and just take a slow deep breath into your lower abdomen. Take another one and really feel this one and enjoy. Do it one more time and really try to take this one in and enjoy how good and refreshing it feels to breathe. Now just breathe slowly and really try to relax, but not so much you want to fall asleep. Just try and enjoy how good it feels to breathe and stay awake while you just breathe. Smile if you have to, or even chuckle, but don’t lose control or focus. Stay focused on breathing and enjoying it-a lot.
Now start thinking about the last thing that made you laugh, smile, or just made you feel good. Think about it until it feels like it’s happening to you again. Live that experience again-try to even to put a twist on it by doing something else than you had done before. Something that if had done it, it would’ve made you feel even better than when you did it the first time. Feel what it smells like. Feel what it sounds like. Hear what the sounds are around you and where they are coming from. Feel the air on your skin. Feel it on your face, your arms, and even in your hair. Walk around and look at the people around you. Try to control what you say and do as you walk by them. You are in control. Smile as you walk around and notice how great everything feels. Walk confidently and feel the ground on your feet. Keep walking until you come up to a long grassy field with a great tree in the middle of it. Start walking towards it and feel the tall grass on your hands and feet. Feel how cool and refreshing the blades of grass are on your exposed skin. And as you approach the tree, find a nice spot under its branches and lay down. As you lay your head on the grass, try and feel the wind on your face as the soft cool grass comforts your body. Now close your eyes and take a deep breath. Take one more, but do it slowly and make it last just a bit longer. Now take one last breath and slowly open your eyes.
This is just one example of visualization meditation and there are many other variations and varieties to this technique and approach. The goal behind meditation is to not just put you in a relaxed state, but to re-focus your energy so that you can be sharper at your job and all of life’s daily demands. Meditation is just another great tool that is at your disposal so that you can live to your MaxPotential.
We will be providing more meditation techniques in future blogs.
With that said, “Put a little MaxPower in to your life!”