Meditation can help you achieve inner peace and a sense of calm, but it can make others feel fidgety or anxious, especially if they're not used to being too quiet or sitting still. Meditation may also be a struggle for people who have trouble focusing on their own thoughts.
Instead of meditation, Dr. Marcia Reynolds, an author and a Doctor of Psychology, practices joyful grounding, an alternative that brings her peace of mind and has a side effect of joy.
Grounding refers to the physical connection between the electrical frequencies of the human body and the Earth’s. This form of meditation can let you focus your mind on the present. It can also teach you how to balance yourself.
Dr. Reynolds sits outside under a big, shady tree for 10 minutes. According to her, 10 minutes of joyful grounding can help you face a day "with graceful strength and peace of mind."
According to Michael McCarthy's book, "The natural world can offer us more than the means to survive… There can be occasions when we suddenly and involuntarily find ourselves loving the natural world with a startling intensity, in a burst of emotion which we may not fully understand, and the only word that seems to me to be appropriate for this feeling is joy."
McCarthy, who is also an environmentalist, also talked about how the natural world isn't a separate entity but something that's also part of yourself. By achieving unity between nature and yourself, you can discover the joy which nature can spark and ignite in your life.
Dr. Reynolds shared that joyful grounding can help you feel more connected and peaceful. It can also help you feel more energized as you go about your day.
If you're looking for an alternative to meditation, try joyful grounding to achieve peace and a sense of inner calm.
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