Today March 8 is the International Women’s day, a day to celebrate women’s around the world.
it is an occasion to salute the daily Women’s efforts to deal with struggles and obstacles in life mainly in the war zones, and third-world communities.
below are “shameful” facts about women’s globally according the United Nations
- Women make up more than two-thirds of the world’s 796 million illiterate people.
- According to global statistics, just 39 percent of rural girls attend secondary school. This is far fewer than rural boys (45 percent), urban girls (59 percent) and urban boys (60 percent).
- In most countries, women in rural areas who work for wages are more likely than men to hold seasonal, part-time and low-wage jobs. Women also receive lower wages for the same work. (Source: FAO, 2011. “The State of Food and Agriculture: Women in Agriculture, Closing the Gender Gap for Development.)
- A large gender gap remains in women’s access to decision-making and leadership.
- Women make up fewer elected representatives in most rural councils. In Asia, this ranges between 1.6 percent in Sri Lanka and 31 percent in Pakistan.
- Between 1990 and 2008, the proportion of rural women receiving prenatal care at least once during pregnancy grew from 55 to 66 percent.
- More rural women experience domestic violence, and yet few seek services, according to a multi-country study by the World Health Organization (WHO). In Peru, less than 5 percent of the total amount of rural domestic violence survivors (60 percent) sought help, compared to approximately 16 percent of urban women (out of 49 percent).
- Rural women understand less about how HIV spreads compared to urban women; WHO figures from 25 countries indicate the margins of understanding between the two to be between 20 and 50 percent. Bolivia, Egypt, Indonesia and India are among the countries with the wider of such gaps.
- There is still far less access to clean or improved water sources in rural areas than in urban areas. In 2008, an estimated 743 million people living in rural areas relied on unimproved sources for drinking water, compared to 141 million in urban areas.
The situation and suffers is more worst for women’s from war zone or refugees like Syria, Iraq and Yemen where women’s from all ages suffers all kind of sexual harassment, domestic violence, child brides, prostitution ( similar to what happens with Syrian women’s in Lebanon ) and much more.
It hard to find someone who didn’t heard about meditation nowadays. it is a common practice by a lot of people around the world and mainly successful people who always recommend meditation to their audience.
what is meditation ?
according to OSHO Meditation is a simple process Of watching your own mind.
Not fighting with the mind, Not trying to control it either. Just remaining there, a choiceless witness. Whatsoever passes you simply take note of it.
With no prejudice for or against so this means that Meditation is a way of transforming the mind.
if you train yourself to meditate and practice some Technics you understand more and more and learn the habits of your mind it is like cultivating new positive habits and way of living and dealing with your day to day routine.
when is the best time meditate ?
actually there is no fixed rule for when is the best timing to meditate because this is depend on the person schedule and capability. but after couple of years of meditating in different timing during the day, I can recommend meditating the first thing in the morning when my mind still at rest.
So I drink a cup of warm water with one spoon of honey, burn a stick of frankincense and start my daily meditation while listening to a very relaxing music ( it can be found on YouTube ).
What Morning Meditation can bring to your day ?
meditating in the morning is a good way to start your day.
by focusing on your breaths while meditating and relaxing, this will create a positive state of mind and help you visualize how you see your day ahead.
-Forget yesterday problems and trouble, start new day with fresh and clean outlook.
-If you have a goal, it is a good and productive way to sharp your mind and remember what you are looking for in your life.
-If you have an important event for that day, morning meditation will help you absorb your stress and reduce your fears or anger.
-Stay focused all the day by meditating in the morning because by doing this every day, you are setting new habit to your brain which you will see the result on the rest of your day and life, you will not be distracted through out your day, negative energies will stay away of you.
-if you are new to the world of meditation you can start your journey with guided meditation which is a video or audio and you can get it for free from the net. this will be very helpful for you as a beginner. you can try YouTube, my best start was with almost a 16 minutes video published by Debra Berndt called Open to receive love and abundance meditation open to receive love and abundance meditation