Published by: Digital Schools

The Reasons Why

The eruption of contemplative practices into our daily lives seems to be in direct response to the amount of stress and mental illness we are experiencing.

 At least 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness which means 30% of the population is affected at some point, by 2020, depression will be the second biggest illness internationally.
(Harris – p.3)

As modern medicine fails to provide the solutions to our systemic health crisis, could we find the solution to good health and happiness in our minds? As ancient technology becomes new-science, we discover that within us are all the tools we need to live well, live long and be happy.

Most people come to meditation to escape stress in mind and ailments in the body as well as to decompress and quieten the mind and hide from their children.

Along with the benefits of a soothing retreat for mind, body and soul meditation can also help us to face the more significant questions in life like; who am I?,  why am I here?, and will I ever look as happy and relaxed as that girl over there?.

Along with managing the symptoms of stress, meditation can heal the damage stress does, reverse the impact of stress-related illness and can also get to the very bottom of why you are so imbalanced in the first place, (if you stick with it long enough).

Meditation can be beautiful, magical, otherworldly and deeply rewarding, and it can also be very confronting, sometimes frightening and confusing as you face life’s most significant obstacle – your mind.

It takes courage and consistency to overcome the mind – but the benefits are unlimited- as so it seems. Looking at the science that supports the practices of meditation, we are hinging on a door to a limitless reality where the mind can be used to heal the body and change your perceptions.

Whatever your reasons for taking the practice of meditation – whether it be to master your mind or heal the body – the success lies with the ability to focus and concentrate.


1. Russ Harris, 2007, ‘The Happiness Trap’, (Harris)

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1. Russ Harris, 2007, ‘The Happiness Trap’, (Harris)
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Published on May 30, 2017 A documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one’s perceptions, the human body can heal itself. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis.  Featuring Dr Deepak Chopra, Anita Moorjani, Marianne Williamson, Dr Michael Beckwith, Dr Bruce Lipton, Dr Joe Dispenza, Anthony William’ Medical Medium’, Dr Bernie Siegel, Gregg Braden, Dr Joan Borysenko, Dr David Hamilton, Dr Kelly Brogan, Rob Wergin, Dr Kelly Turner, Peter Chrone, Dr Darren Weissman, and Dr Jeffrey Thompson.

Guest Contributor: Emily Rack
Business Name: Horatio’s Jar
Publisher: Digital Schools

Emily Rack is a yoga teacher, meditation instructor, freelance writer and visual content creator. Emily incorporates a unique creative flair into her yoga and meditation classes, courses and workshops. Emily hosts events and courses in schools and the wider community and passionate about teaching the art of mindfulness.


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