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Authentic Materials Meditation Benefits for Reading Practice

Published on December 4th, 2017 | Last updated on July 8th, 2019 by | Category: Reading Practice in English | No Comments on Authentic Materials Meditation Benefits for Reading Practice | 127 Views | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Authentic Materials Meditation Benefits

Authentic Materials Meditation Benefits

? About this activity

  • Second Language Acquisition (SLA) on the premise of authentic materials or authenticity in learning — as opposed to instructional materials found in English coursebooks — has proved to be more successful in raising the level of motivation in ESL learners to genuinely engage in the course activities because, unlike instructional materials, authentic texts are based on real-life situations. As a result, the ESL learners can communicate with these materials more effectively.
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? Topic: Meditation Benefits

? Source: http://how-to-meditate.org/

With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our stress and tiredness make us unhappy, impatient and frustrated. It can even affect our health. We are often so busy we feel there is no time to stop and meditate! But meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused. A simple 10 or 15-minute breathing meditation can help you to overcome your stress and find some inner peace and balance.

Meditation can also help us to understand our own mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy. Overcoming negative minds and cultivating constructive thoughts is the purpose of the transforming meditations. This is a profound spiritual practice you can enjoy throughout the day, not just while seated in meditation.

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.

Usually we find it difficult to control our mind. It seems as if our mind is like a balloon in the wind – blown here and there by external circumstances. If things go well, our mind is happy, but if they go badly, it immediately becomes unhappy. For example, if we get what we want, such as a new possession, we become excited and cling to it tightly. However, since we cannot have everything we want, and since we will inevitably be separated from the friends and possessions we currently enjoy, this mental stickiness, or attachment, serves only to cause us pain. On the other hand, if we do not get what we want, or if we lose something that we like, we become despondent or irritated. For example, if we are forced to work with a colleague whom we dislike, we will probably become irritated and feel aggrieved, with the result that we will be unable to work with him or her efficiently and our time at work will become stressful and unrewarding.

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