Monday, June 15, 2009

Justice Marshall - Why Meditation Helps Your Marriage

A great email from Justice Marshall on the benefits of meditation for your marriage (or significant relationship).
Do you have a meditation practice?

Meditation serves your marriage or relationship by providing insight into your habitual thoughts and reactions.

In this "witness" state, new clarity can emerge and old habits can fall away.

Can you see how this might serve your relationship?!

Have you noticed yet that most of your conflict or hurt isn't current? It's actually OLD stuff that just gets triggered again (and again... and again...)

And then HER old stuff triggers YOUR old stuff and... it's deja vu all over again!

The word "meditation" has Buddhist associations, but you don't necessarily have to be religious or even spiritual to meditate.

As far as I know, meditation is generally compatible with most faiths.

There's a form of meditation to suite everyone.

I use the Vipassana style personally, but there are dozens to choose from. It doesn't really matter which one you choose, but try to stick to one once you've tried a few.

Participating in a full-on retreat can be a good way to get started.

Even if your practice is quick, just 5 minutes a day, I bet you'll get benefit.

All My Best,

1 comment:

Justice Marshall said...

Thanks Bill.
BTW - Your readers might want to know that this email supports my free relationship book for men - "The Hero Principles - The Man’s Guide to Taking Charge and Turning Marriage or Relationship Challenges Around Fast." (Currently available for free download)