Hack Your Brain’s Default Mode with Meditation

Intro By Rita Graving

Dan Harris, an ABC News correspondent gives an entertaining testimonial for the benefits of a daily meditation practice. After suffering what most people fear more than death itself – a humbling, live on-air panic attack on national television, Harris turned to meditation and ultimately wrote a book about the experience titled “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in my Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works-A True Story.”

One thing I’ve come to know to be true – if you can only do one thing to help yourself thrive in our complicated world, pick meditation. It can very literally change in a positive way, your state of mind as well as your emotional and physiological state of being.

Meditation requires commitment and practice, practice, practice. It requires letting go of your perfectionism and invites you to give yourself a little love along with a healthy dose of gratitude.

And without even noticing, you find yourself giving into the silence, connecting with the in-the-moment experience of limitlessness, creating new connections in your body and your mind.

Meditation is transformational. So if everything is clicking for you exactly as you want it to, then perhaps you’ve beat the system. But for most of us, a little relief would be a welcome gift.

There are many forms of meditation and plenty of free guided meditations available on the internet. Don’t worry about getting it right. Just start. And then keep practicing. Become the ripple in the pond that helps to heal the world, one person at a time.

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