In the early stages of meditation, the mental calm that is experienced provides the mind with a superior, satisfying pleasure which it finds attractive. One then notices that scheduled meditation sessions are eagerly anticipated because of the enjoyment that results from practice. In this way, the mind’s instinctive pleasure-seeking inclination is used to advantage. Repeated successful meditation episodes attract the mind to the experience of refined pleasure to such an extent that many addictions and attachments are no longer as attractive to it. This, and the increased sense of Self-fulfillment that results from meditation practice, makes it easier for a meditator to choose to avoid actions and circumstances which are not conducive to wellness and successful living. It is the testimony of many persons who have been meditating for only a few days or weeks to report that their values have changed and they find it easier to choose lifestyle behaviors which are more constructive.
Speak this positive affirmation:
Resting in the stillness I experience mental calm and soul satisfying pleasure.
Have a good day . . . and a great life!