Everyone at some point has gone through a break-up or has had a feeling that they may not find the one. And sometimes the impacts of a heartbreak can wreak havoc on our daily lives and our emotional wellbeing.
But just as meditation can help with your physical pains, it can also ease the hurt of a broken heart, in more ways than one.
Here are just a few examples of how meditation can lead to a clearer head, a happier mindset and eventually, an open heart.
1. Meditation Reduces Nagging Thoughts and Anxieties
After a breakup, it’s natural to replay moments of the relationship in your mind, looking for clues as to what went wrong, or what should have been done differently.
And it’s certainly OK to take stock of any major life event, and learn a few lessons along the way for the next time! But dwelling on the past can be harmful, as it keeps us from going forward.
Meditation reduces these unhealthy trains of thought by closing the “loop,” and allowing us to focus on the moment at hand instead.
2. Meditation Reduces Depression and Makes Us Grateful
When we’re focused on a negative thing in our life, it’s easy to lose focus of all the great things we do have!
Mild depression can be a symptom of any rough break-up, but meditation effectively boosts the “happy” chemicals in our brain, while reducing stress hormones, which can essentially keep massive and long-lasting depression at bay.
It’s natural to feel sad, certainly, but meditation makes it easier to find avenues back to being happy – from talking to a good friend, to enjoying a walk on a sunny day, to being proud of an accomplishment at work.
3. Meditation Gives Us a Break from the Break-Up
When you’re in the middle of a break-up, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, worried and anxious, and put all your attention on this major and upsetting life event – and that’s also true for any big moment where our life pivots drastically.
And when this happens, it’s natural to be sick and tired of feeling “sick and tired.” Meditation gives us a break – even if it’s just for a few minutes – from the overwhelming feelings at hand, allowing us to have an escape route when the emotions and bad feelings are just too much.
4. Meditation Attracts Brighter and Better People
People who meditate tend to gravitate towards other people who are happy, friendly and good for us!
Because meditation enhances our social cues and focus, it makes it naturally easier to identify and relate to good people.
As a result, folks who are looking for a lifelong partner will have an easier time attracting the folks who will make their life better.
Break-ups can be traumatic, to say the least, but like many major events, the pain that comes with an upsetting life change can be eased with meditation.
Take advantage of this tool that helps pave a path to long-term happiness.
Having a professional teacher on your side will go a long way in getting you started. Once you’re on the path, you’ll be amazed at how far meditation will take you.