Saturday, May 03, 2014

Anxiety/depression helps

They say 30 minutes of meditation a day can lower anxiety and depression levels as much as 38 percent - about the same as an antidepressant. I have experienced the help it provides first hand. Somehow I need to get myself back there.

While I prefer a "Christian" approach, I think there can be value found in other traditions too. Here were a couple interesting sources I ran across this morning.

- A Men's Health article "Quieting Anxiety, Depression Without Drugs."

- An interesting website: Franticworld.com... for a book "Mindfulness: An 8-Week Plan For Finding Peace In A Frantic World."

I'm not necessarily endorsing or opposing either. I just wanted a spot to keep them so I could look into them further at a later date.

For today, it will be the 'Jesus Prayer': "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner."