This quote just says it best.
“You need to look rationally at the anxiety response and concede that you’re not improving it by feeling anxious. This seems obvious to non-worriers, but somewhere inside, many ‘born worriers’ believe they are taking care of situations that others are overlooking…Chronic worriers often display increased reactivity in the amygdala, the area of the brain associated with regulating emotions, including fear. Neuroscientists at Stanford University found that people who practiced mindfulness meditation for eight weeks were more able to turn down the reactivity of this area. Other researchers from Harvard found that mindfulness can physically reduce the number of neurons in this fear-triggering part of the brain.”
— Medical Doctor, Best Selling Author, and Spiritual Leader Dr. Deepak Chopra
In other words, practice mindfulness and reduce your levels of anxiety. That’s one reason to do it and this one reason is a HUGE reason too! Who doesn’t have anxiety? And if you think you don’t have any anxiety at all…you’re lying to yourself. Trust me, there are more reasons why practicing mindfulness keeps up feeling great and doing great. Stay tuned for more posts in the future.
— Greek Guru Guy