Bonus Episode: Guided Meditation by Michael Cazayoux
You’ve heard of mediation. You've probably come across statistics or heard from friends that it can reduce stress levels, improve overall quality of life, and even aid in weight loss.
But maybe, even armed with this information, you’re wary about it. Maybe you’ve tried it and didn't like it, or you felt like it didn’t work.
We understand those feelings — and we also want to convince you to give meditation another try!
Here is a quick explanation about why meditation is effective and how it can improve your life. Below is the natural human response to life circumstances and events:
- Life circumstances trigger thoughts. For example, you heard on the news that COVID-19 will likely require social isolation in your area for another month or more. You think to yourself, “This quarantine is endless.”
- Thoughts trigger emotions. Your thought about the quarantine causes you to feel discouraged, angry, and hopeless.
- Emotions trigger behaviors. Your feelings of anger and hopelessness cause you to seek comfort in the form of the Girl Scout cookies in the pantry.
- Behaviors give us results (positive or negative). Your behavior—choosing the cookies—causes you to feel like you’ve “ruined” your nutrition plan for the day, so you go on an all-out eating spree, committing to restarting your diet tomorrow.
Through meditation, you can create a gap between the circumstances and the thoughts you have about them. This helps you respond (rather than react) to your circumstances, which leads to more positive results.
We hope this encourages you to try today’s guided meditation with Michael Cazayoux! Meditation changed Michael’s life and we know it can change yours, too.
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