Meditation Helps You Grow Inside and Out - Page 2
This finding has received a great deal of publicity as it is the first direct evidence of a physical and neurological change produced by meditation.
Previous research had unearthed differing health outcomes, but this actually looks at the way in which meditation starts changing the shape of our inner organs. This greatly affects our understanding of our ability to improve ourselves – even at a level of altering the anatomy of our brains – and it provides ample encouragement to the world of personal development in general and contemplative/meditation based self help in particular. Stillness and presence is a far more powerful tool than any of us had previously known.
Indeed this is a phenomenon that is echoed throughout nature; Trees appear still, yet they grow every day - each tree was once a seed. Mountains appear still, yet they rise every day - each mountain range was once an ocean floor. Lakes appear still, yet they reshape every day - each natural lake was once a volcanic crater. And so it is with humans; present stillness is our most powerful state of being.
So the next time you see someone meditating or practicing yoga, or you are doing it yourself, know what is going on inside as a result is a process far more profound and transformative than you may ever have realized.