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Use mindfulness to break through the patterns that hold you back.

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.” – Deepak Chopra

Self-awareness is a journey. Quieting the mind and listening to intuition are not milestones to achieve but rather skills to master and perfect over and over again. The beautiful thing about meditation and mindfulness, in addition to being accessible to everyone, is that they can be a completely individualized approach to achieve more clarity and overcome the persistent, less awesome aspects of ourselves.

Through meditation exercises, you have the ability to overcome and break through the frustrating, angst-ridden, flummoxing obstacles that are holding you back. Mindfulness facilities a calmer mind space, clearing the way for dextrous complex thinking, improved emotion regulation, and introspection, and a clear channel for more helpful aspects like memory, cognition, and creativity.

“Brain cells use particular frequencies, or waves, to regulate the flow of information in much the same way that radio stations broadcast at specific frequencies. One frequency, the alpha rhythm, is particularly active in the cells that process touch, sight, and sound in the brain’s outermost layer, called the cortex, where it helps to suppress irrelevant or distracting sensations and regulate the flow of sensory information between brain regions,” wrote Sue McGreevey of Massachusetts General Hospital, reporting on researchers’ findings.

Essentially by “turning down the volume” and lessening distractions through mindful meditation, solutions have the space needed to present themselves. Investing in yourself with regular practice and dedicating a few more minutes to mindful activity enhances the potential of becoming more creative, more in-the-flow, and more receptive to the good suctions that your brain is capable of.