The art of meditation has been practiced for centuries and if you try to practice mindfulness meditation on a regular basis, you can enjoy many benefits that can come with this.
Many people struggle in their relationships, and if you use meditation often, you will find that your relationship can begin to improve. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that meditation can be used to improve your relationships.
1| Reduce Stress
Although it is difficult to escape the stresses of day-to-day living, it is possible to help the body cope better with the effects of stress has on it. Meditation helps you gain control of the reaction that your mind has in response to stress.
Although you may feel relaxed after meditating, once you have mastered the art of effective meditation, you will notice that the relaxation benefits extend beyond the time immediately after your session.
This is because your mind begins to take more rational response to any stress that you are under. Another thing that happens is that your body takes a lot less time to recover from the stressful incident too.
Being overstressed rapidly ensures that your nervous system is not under pressure for too long and once you have managed to writ yourself of the stressful feelings, you will be able to communicate without the defensiveness that often comes when you are stressed.
2| Understand Your Partner Better
If there are too many thoughts going around in your head unorganized, it can be easy to this track of the reason why you are stressed, or upset, or angry. What meditation does is gives you a chance to assess your thoughts and to work out the reason why you feel in a certain way.
Understanding your own thoughts and feelings allows you to develop a better understanding for others. Another thing that happens when you meditate is that you become more in tune with your own emotions and experiences.
If you have understanding and empathy for yourself, then you’re likely to have a much better understanding and empathy for the emotions and feelings that your partner has.
If both people in the couple practice mindfulness meditation, then just at the points where an argument would usually start to develop, each person would be able to take a deep breath and a step back to assess what they’re thinking and feeling and the reason for that.
A lot of the time, it may be nothing to do with the other person. It could simply be that you’re feeling tired, or stressed with work, or hungry. Stopping arguments before they happen will mean that your relationship is much more healthy and happier.
Even if your partner doesn’t practice mindfulness meditation but you do, you will be able to understand his or her emotions better and you will be able to help them to calm down as a result of this.
You may suggest that they stop for a moment to take breath, think about their emotions, and suggest a way for them to temporarily calm down so that you can discuss things more rationally.
3| Closing The Gap
Mindfulness meditation can help us to narrow the gap between feeling and thinking. Without meditation, your intellectual mind and your emotional mind seem to be very far apart from each other.
This results in thoughts and emotions colliding with one another leaving you feeling confused and overwhelmed. If your emotions and intellect can work together however, you will find that you can function a lot better with yourself and in a relationship with another person.
Eventually, you will have far fewer arguments and much more peace within your relationship.