Meditation for Beginners (How to Start Meditating)

This article is from NF Team Member Taylor

It’s time to learn how to meditate!

Being mindful is practically a superpower, which is why we assign fun meditation assignments to our 1-on-1 Online Coaching Clients. 

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Here’s what we’ll cover in our Beginner’s Guide to Meditation:

Go find a quiet place. Then let’s get started.

Why Is Meditation Important?

I wasn’t kidding earlier when I said meditation is practically a superpower.

Think of this superpower like the power of X-men’s Mystique, but for your mind. 

Instead of the ability to alter your appearance to meet the challenges of any given situation, meditation allows you to alter your mind to conquer the day.

Why does this matter?

Because sometimes our minds can seem like they have a mind of their own:

When we are on our commute and someone is a jerk, we get angry. We don’t seem to have a choice in the matter – we just GET ANGRY.
When a friend says something stupid, we roll our eyes.
When they say something witty and intelligent, we laugh.

There is no deliberation, no Council of Elrond to decide how you should feel and respond.

That’s just how our brains work.


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