Why it helps and what it is

Posted: February 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

It helps because, it relates lasting emotional control. It helps because, it cultivates compassion.  It helps because, it changes our brain structure. It helps because, it reduces pain. It helps because,  it accelerates cognition.

When I was younger I worked for a summer loading and unloading an ice truck. The driver I worked with was a fan of the popular idiom “work smarter not harder” looking at that phrase now, I wonder is that an idiom? Hmm maybe just phrase would be a phrase but the phrase needs all the elements and context to make sense, therefore yes let’s call it an idiom. It was through this idiom that I, learned the power of thinking. 

Deep thinking or meditation is powerful. Deep thinking does everything mentioned in this posts first paragraph, however it does not seem to be utilized. I often make snap judgements and carry out some pretty awful events for lack of deep thinking or meditation. I am not alone in this. Why do we not engage and participate in deep thinking? Well I feel like deep thinking or meditation required two important things. The two things required for meditation are, patience and humility. 

Meditation takes time, quiet time, focused time, concentration and focus. When we become slaves to a busy schedule we loose time. My mom carves out her morning for prayer and meditation I would encourage you to do the same. Save a part of your day for simply focused thinking, this process will be very beneficial, I mean you read the first paragraph right? 

Second thing about meditation is that it requires humility. Our ideas are ours. We people tend to cling to our ideas and reject anything contrary to these ideas. Meditation can often force us to see the folly of our ideas because of the ideas impracticality or simply because the idea is wrong. Through meditation we can refine our ideas and ourselves but we must check our egos at the door.  

Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success.

Rick Pitino

Lets take time think deep and be better people 


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