You know, I think I speak for all of us when I say we live in a hectic world. Even in first world countries where we have an enormous number of luxuries compared to other places, it still seems like it’s hard to ever catch a break.

Between paying bills, going to work, and fulfilling any other legal or moral obligations we might have, the stress can really add up. There are only a few ways that I know for certain can (healthily) relieve stress.

Those would be engaging in something artistic or creative (music, painting, writing, etc.) physical exercise (which will release endorphins) and last but certainly not least – meditation.

Meditation is something that I’ve been engaging in semi-regularly over the past couple of years, and I can say from firsthand experience that it has enormous benefits for mental health. I recommend it to basically anyone.

But it’s not as easy as it looks. I know, I know – you’d think sitting down in a dark room with your eyes closed would be pretty easy, but the entire point of meditation is to clear your mind, and that is the difficult part.

Trying to let thoughts pass through your mind without latching onto them is rather difficult indeed. If you’re just getting into meditating or would like to start, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have a little guidance to help you get started, which is why you should look into the Taste Of Meditation class at the Conflict Resolution Center in St. Cloud.

Instructors there will be aiding you on your path of personal development through the art of meditation. The next class will be on July 18th from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm and you can register online now for absolutely free.