If there’s one tool that’s incredibly good at getting us into the gap, it’s meditation. But what is “the gap” and why do we want to go there?
The Art & Science of Meditation
The benefits of meditation were well understood by the ancients. But it took decades for us to understand, scientifically, why it works and what it affects. As we know through brain imaging scans, meditation actually does bring us to higher states of consciousness. Meditation increases theta and alpha activity which results in more resilience and more energy. This energy (traditionally called prana) also increases feelings of joy, peace, and enthusiasm.
Further, lifelong meditators boast increased resilience to stress, more compassion, and even improved physical and mental health. Even with so many forms of meditation including visualization, mindfulness, Transcendental Meditation, tantric meditation, and even walking meditation, this tool is meant—at its core—to make our lives easier.
Getting into the Gap
As Adam Schomer says, the ability to just sit in silent awareness is missing from our lives. This simple act connects us not only with our bodies and to our intuition but also with each other. If your mind is talking all the time and you’re talking all the time, then there’s no way to simply listen and be aware. But by sitting in silence, we are able to get into the gap, rediscover our intuition, and more fully connect with one another.
[Meditation] is the best tool I’ve ever learned in my life. I started at 18 and I can’t imagine myself without that tool of awareness. I call it building awareness.– Adam Schomer
The Road to Dharma
In their conversation on the Your Health. Your Story. podcast, Caspar and Adam Schomer, co-producer of HEAL, discuss the benefits of meditation on our minds as well as our bodies.
As Adam and the cast learned in his motorcycle-led docu-series, The Road to Dharma, the act of listening and cultivating awareness is crucial if we are to reach a state of higher consciousness and improve our lives, every day.
About Adam Schomer
Adam Schomer is a co-producer and strategist behind the 2017 feature documentary HEAL. A #1 Best-Selling Documentary, HEAL looks at the science and journey behind changing one’s beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and perceptions in order to cure disease. It features the likes of Dr. Deepak Chopra, Gregg Braden, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Anita Moorjani, and many other esteemed consciousness experts.
Adam wrote and directed the motorcycle docu-series, The Road to Dharma, and created its incredibly impactful companion online course, The Road to Dharma for Living a Life of Freedom, with his production company i2i Productions.
Adam is also a Yoga Alliance certified, Sattva Yoga certified, and teaches meditation privately and weekly to groups.
Disclaimer: The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products or treatments mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult a licensed medical practitioner for medical advice.
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