MYTH: Meditation is turning off your brain or emptying your mind.
TRUTH: Meditation is a practice. Clearing or quieting your mind is a potential outcome, along with many others.
FACT: Your brain operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! No wonder we’re all so **** tired! The synapses that deliver messages (or signals ie thoughts) are always moving which is why your heartbeat, breathing and swallowing continues as you sleep or sit in stillness. It’s scientifically called ‘brain death’ to have a signal-less mind.
MYTH: Happiness is the only point to meditation. This misconstrued concept is often confused with the idea of enlightenment or oneness. (Check out the duality group next to learn more on that!)
Meditation is for self discovery and mastery. It’s about being curious, ya know?
It’s about loving yourself enough to meet you 1-on-1 without judgment to heal, express and feel. The outcome of that allows you to be less reactive and feel more internally sure.
That outcome can look a lot like happiness from the outside looking in or at least to me it sounds like a few key ingredients ;) Anywhoooo….
TRUTH: During meditation, your brain is still thinking however YOU aka SELF ie the SOUL is either not attached or not listening to brain which explains how you can hear your thoughts and self-narrate in your head.
FACT: All of the miseducation has made meditation appear scary, weird, and out of reach and I love teaching people that:
Question for my Soulfull Fam:
What did you think meditation was?
How much harder was is for you to connect with self/soul before you learned the truth?