I can’t even begin to count the times I have discussed with people the power and importance of meditation only to hear the same old thing: “I can’t do it. I’ve tried and I just can’t turn my brain off.” Well, welcome to the world of meditation and monkey mind. Everyone initially faces the same hurdles, but over time the practice becomes easier. And the positive effects are immediate. Regardless of who or where you are, the fact is that as you meditate you begin to uncover your essence. Period.
Meditation is the essential, essence-unveiling practice that you should incorporate into your life – for the rest of your life. During short periods when I have stopped meditating, I noticed that I quickly lost my baseline and became more prone to emotional responses, anger, stress, and knee-jerk reactions. I now know that meditation is the essential practice that allows me to view my life through a spiritual lens and as an objective observer as it slows me down, heightens my awareness, enables greater compassion, and allows me to be more contemplative.
I look forward all day to my meditation practice which is the foundation of my spiritual efforts and the primary means by which I remain in alignment with Source energy and live from my inspired soul-view. My practice typically takes place at the same time and place every day and is the time when I can finally exhale, surrender, and just be. The benefits for me have been extraordinary. Almost immediately I noticed that I was experiencing much less anxiety; lifelong patterns and conditioning that were limiting me were weakened. This time of communion with my inspired soul-view led me to transition out of a particularly stressful circumstance which has allowed me to transform and enrich my entire life.
Fortunately, the practice came easily for me; however, I have many friends who struggle with it as they claim they are simply unable to still and quiet themselves. If you find this to be the case, I strongly suggest that you search for a qualified meditation instructor.
Meditation has taken me to a place of essence so deep within myself that when my session ends, for several minutes I sometimes feel like a completely different person than the often frazzled, working mom I was just 20-40 minutes prior. During my sessions, without fail, my sense of self becomes one of interconnectivity and compassion as I grasp the vastness of the universe and experience my soul in glimpses and glimmers. I know now that much of the restlessness I have previously experienced in my life was my soul longing to be nurtured, express itself, and experience a deeper, sustained connection with my physical, Earthly life. My spiritual journey has been a step by step process. Once I began to pray, the door was cracked opened; once I began to meditate, the door swung wide open allowing me to further know and experience prolonged periods of connection, compassion, enlightenment, peace, and joy. As I focused on these things and made them a priority, the transformation in my life was nothing short of remarkable. Meditation has empowered me to focus and feel in my life in a way that I could not have previously – it has allowed me to live with certainty. It can and will do the same for you.
Go forth and Live with Certainty! xo