Chilled is the New You

How to reduce stress with meditation

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On this page, discover:

  • Why life in the fast lane isn’t for the New You
  • What meditation is and how it can help to relieve my stress
  • The inner power you can experience by using prayer in meditation

Life in the fast lane: it’s not for the New You

It’s pretty evident that most people today have too much stress in their life.

And stress is just not for the New You.
Why not? Here are 3 good reasons:

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Does the New You need to chill out?

And one way you can do this is by practicing meditation.

What is meditation?

Meditation is probably one of the oldest practices still being used today.
Meditation is a mental state allowing you to isolate yourself from daily obligations.

By concentrating on a point of focus, meditation can help you to:
• find inner peace
• reduce stress

How can meditation help to create a calm New You?

Meditation:
• is easy
• can be done when you’re by yourself

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Who practices meditation?

Probably some of the oldest examples of meditation can be found in the Bible.
Take Isaac, for instance.
The book of Genesis tells how Abraham planned to find a wife for his son, Isaac.
Abraham sent his trusted servant Eliezer to find a wife for Isaac in his homeland of Mesopotamia.
During this time of uncertainty, Isaac found refuge in meditation.

Genesis 24:62 (NIV) says that Isaac:
“went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching.”
Riding on the camels were not only Abraham’s returning servants, but Isaac’s future wife Rebekah (how romantic)!
The approaching caravan (with the beautiful Rebekah) was an answer to Isaac’s prayer during meditation.
Of course, the ultimate example of Christian meditation is Jesus Christ Himself.

Jesus: the ultimate example of Christian meditation

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The gospels record that Jesus spent many hours by Himself in meditation and prayer.

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35

Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. Luke 6:12

Jesus also encouraged His disciples to take time out from their busy life – even when they were busy doing good!

Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31.
Jesus taught His disciples how to use prayer in meditation.

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
Luke 11:1

Jesus taught that persistence is an important part of meditation.

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
Luke 18:1

Meditation was Jesus’ secret to the inner power that gave Him.
• peace
• confidence in God, and
• the ability to cope

at every moment of His life on Earth.

The Bible promises that all those who practice this type of meditation – call it Christian meditation – will receive mental peace and renewed spiritual energy.

Bible Promises

The benefits of meditation and prayer

Here are 3 Bible promises of what Christian meditation can do for the New You:

1. Christian meditation can give the New You the right words to say

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2. Christian meditation can give the New You sustainable energy!

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3. Christian meditation can help the New You to experience peace.

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