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How To Double Your Life Expectency

Do you find difficult to stay focused on what's happening in the present moment? Does your mind constantly wander - flitting back and forth like a fly in a house looking for an open window?

Are you one of those people who seem to be running on automatic, without much awareness of what your doing? For example, do you rush through activities without being really attentive to them? Do you eat your food without really tasting what you eat?

Do you get focused on a goal you want to achieve then lose touch with what you are doing right now to get there?

Do you find yourself preoccupied the future or the past? In other words, are you driven by the daily routines that force you to live in your head rather than in your life?

If some of the above is true, then the fact is - you could be losing years of your life - literally!

If you take the above facts and then extrapolate and apply them to the life you have left to you., you may be surprised at the results. For example, if you are 30 years old with a life expectancy of around 80, you have 50 years left. But if you are only truly conscious and aware of every moment for perhaps 2 out of 16 hours a day (which is not unreasonable), your life experience (what you actually experience fully) is only six years and three months out of the next 50 years.

The sad reality is that you'll probably spend more time in meetings with your boss then you will experience life! In another example, if you are the kind of person who holds onto bad memories more so than the good ones, then you will use up that time aware of what upsets you. That's not living, that's just existing in the past.

However, if a friend told you they had just been diagnosed with a terminal disease that will kill them in six years, you would be filled with grief and try to comfort them. Yet without realising it, you may be day-dreaming along such a path your self.

So what would you do If you could double the number of hours that you are truly alive each day. If you did that you would be in effect, doubling your life expectancy. It would be like living to 130. Now imagine tripling or quadrupling the time you fully alive.

Having considered that - consider this - people spend hundreds of thousands of pounds – literally – on expensive drugs and unproven vitamin cocktails to gain an extra few years of life; others are funding research in universities to try to expand radically the human lifespan. But you can achieve the same effect by learning how to  meditate and live mindfully which will allow you to wake up to your life.

Quantity isn't everything, of course. But if it's true, as research suggests, but those who practice of mindfulness are also less anxious and stressed, as well is more relaxed fulfilled and energised, then life will not only seem longer as it slows down and you are really here for it, but happier to.

The benefits mindfulness meditation

Numerous psychological studies have shown that regular meditators are happier and more contented than average. These are not just important results in themselves, they have a  huge medical significance as it is now widely accepted that such positive emotions are linked to longer and healthier life.

Negative emotions, such as anxiety, depression and irritability actually decrease with regular sessions of meditation. Memory also improves, reaction time becomes faster and mental and physical stamina increase and studies worldwide have found that  meditation reduces the key indicators of chronic stress including hypertension..

Overall regular meditators enjoy better and more fulfilling relationships, and meditation has also been found to be effective in reducing the impact of serious conditions, such as chronic pain and cancer, and can even help to relieve drug and alcohol dependence. Studies have now shown that meditation bolsters the immune system and thus helps to fight off colds, flu and other diseases.

However, despite these proven benefits, many people are still a little wary when they hear the word meditation. So I thought that it might be helpful to dispel some myths.

Meditation is not religion. Meditation is simply a method of mental training. Many people who practice meditation are themselves religious, but then again, many atheists and agnostics are also key meditators, so you don't have to have any religious bent or practice any religious or sacred ritual to practice meditation.

Meditation is not complicated, nor should it be. It's also not about success or failure. However, in the early days when you first begin you may find that your practice of meditation feels difficult. Even so, by simply practicing you will learn something valuable about the workings of the mind and thus have benefited psychologically.

We will be showing you some simple and easy ways of how to meditate on our one-day NLP, Hypnosis and Quantum Thinking Workshops that are taking place on the 3rd December 2011 and the 28th January 2012 and we will also be giving away a FREE Meditation audio cd to all of you who attend so that you can leave and continue your practice after the workshop.  To find out more about these events >>> click here <<<

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