The Connection Between Meditation and Happiness:  5 Mood-Boosting Benefits of Meditation

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What is the most sought-after feeling? It’s Happiness. If you analyze why we do what we do, you’ll notice that everything we do is to ultimately be happy. One of the most life-changing habits you can adopt is Meditation. Meditation is more of a lifestyle habit than a daily routine to perform. Meditation enriches your life with happiness, relaxes you, and helps you achieve clarity. It’s no wonder there’s a connection between it and Happiness. 

Here are a few benefits these two in combination:

1. Unequivalent Serenity in Meditation

Firstly, meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity.” – Baba Ram Dass (4) Remaining still in today’s chaotic world is a gift you can give to yourself. The number of people practicing Meditation has tripled since 2012. (1) A 2014 study also found that meditations soothe out anxiety and depression. It is invaluable for cancer patients and depression. (2)

The frequency of Meditation strongly boosts your happiness. Many refer to Meditation as the “Serotonin” Releaser, for giving out the happiness hormone.

 

2. Increased Consciousness in Meditation 

Many people live their lives on “autopilot.” It happens because automatic habits and routines take over. You don’t think about tying your shoes. It just becomes automatic. You may feel disconnected from many things you enjoy, such as hiking, playing music, painting, or working become ordinary. Meditation helps reconnect you with the present moment. Jacqueline Lutz from the University of Zurich conducted a study and concluded that people who meditate tend to be more aware of themselves and their bodies. This means they’re more likely to be happier. She also states that Meditation allows a person to view themselves in a more positive light. Meditation increases their happiness levels, which in turn translates into a longer life!

3. Longer, Prosperous Life with Meditation

A morning meditation promotes your well-being in ways that indirectly tinker with your biological clock. Long-term stress costs mortality at a heavy price. A resounding study proves this. 202 people who had blood pressure in the prehypertensive or stage I hypertension range were examined. The study’s purpose was to determine if Transcendental Meditation could increase the likelihood of a longer life. People who practiced it had a 30% reduction in cardiovascular mortality rate and a 49% less likely to die from cancer. (3) Stress is the enemy of a long life, and Meditation is the daylight cure.

4. Enhanced Clarity

“It is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body.” – Deepak Chopra (4) If you’re faced with a tough decision, It may also help provide the answer for you. In addition, a study found that it helps with promoting effective decision making. Meditation also helps quiet the noise in your mind. It clears up brain fog. It brings clarity to your life to make the right decisions for your happiness.

5. Reaching Euphoria

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” Sakyong Mipham (5) A morning meditation brings you peaceful states of utmost bliss. It’s the closest thing to summoning a Euphoric state. Mindfulness Meditation alone is one of the most natural and scientific ways to increase serotonin in the brain

 

Takeaway

In the conclusion, Jon Kabat-Zinn expressed it beautifully when he said, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” There truly is a connection between the benefits it provides and what it can do to your happiness. If you don’t meditate, consider starting. If you do, keep going. The waves will prove to be an opportunity to become stronger and lead a happier, fulfilling life.

 

 

 

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