One of the most important aspects of meditation is the development of constant self-awareness from a calm and collected standpoint. It is easy to forget the here and the now, and allow our minds to wander and entertain negative thoughts. When we’re triggered from external events, we contract inside. We fight, defend, justify, argue and complain. If we take time to breathe and find pause, we can resource ourselves and begin to respond from a different place within that’s skillful and productive.

There are many negative events and occurrences that happen every single day today. Some days are bigger than others. We have no control over it, so how do we deal with it? How does meditation help us find center and ground in the wake of conflict and calamity?

How does it make a real difference in our day-to-day lives?

Meditation teaches us how to discipline and process our emotions in a calm, centered manner. It gives us a present perspective that enables us to face negativity, process it, and emerge whole and untouched in our personal and daily lives. When we find this peace within, then we’re able to initiate even greater positive change in our inner and outer worlds.