Learn about the basics of meditation. Why it can be beneficial and how to get started. Can doing nothing and thinking about nothing really make a difference, and if so, how? Who controls your thoughts, and is it possible to take control of your brain? What happens when you meditate? And why is it that we resist meditating?
- This happiness video is about meditation,…a subject that's been gathering popularity recently…but which is still quite secretive and,…sorry for the pun, hard to get your head around.…I'll try and explain what I know about it,…and I hope it's helpful.…I'll talk first about how you do it…and then about why you might want to do it.…First, the how.…You're going to sit silently and do nothing for 15 minutes.…So the first thing you need is a room…where you definitely won't get disturbed…and which is as quiet as possible.…
Obviously, you need to turn your phone off.…And then you set an alarm for 15 minutes.…Later, you might build it up to 30,…although I think if you do want to do more,…it might be better to do 15 minutes…first thing in the morning and another 15 in the evening.…You then sit upright with your eyes shut…on a reasonably hard chair.…If you slump into a sofa, you'll probably fall asleep.…You remain silent.…And for the first few minutes,…you'll have all sorts of thoughts fizzing around…in your brain, including this is really boring,…
- Misbeliefs about happiness
- Focusing on good
- Building gratitude
- Eliminating sources of unhappiness
- Reducing stress