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This is why I meditate!
Meditation. Seriously? Who has time for that?!
I hear you.
That used to be me. Until I realised there’s nothing more exhausting or frustrating than working your butt off and not really getting anywhere.
You know the feeling – straining, striving and more often than not struggling.
It’s the energy of trying but not having. Of pushing and forcing.
You get so caught up in the doing, creating and performing. That you lose sight of what you’re trying to achieve, and end up getting nowhere.
The even more (NOT) funny part, is that it can feel SO good for a time.
You hear yourself saying, “Hey, if I’m giving this all I’ve got then surely I must be getting somewhere!”
Or perhaps there’s a sneaky fear driving your thinking. That unless I work hard ALL the time I don’t deserve to get what I want?
Or, like me, perhaps you’ve been trying to mask over the lie I was telling myself for so long, that it’s wrong for things to be effortless. The lie that getting what you actually want is not allowed to be easy. No pain, no gain etc.
Then I began noticing the Divine seems to want things to be easy for us.
Perhaps you have too.
Ever realised that when you slow down, for just a little while, you start seeing the obvious? You begin to find easier solutions or road signs pointing you in a new, more groovy direction?
Well, something else I also started getting a handle on is that it’s much easier to see these things when you create space between your thoughts.
Hitting the “off switch” on the hamster wheel of your mind. And that’s where the beauty of meditation comes in.
If you want to get more done, create more moments of flow. Expand your possibilities for inspiration and ingenuity then meditation is your key.
One of the greatest things you can do to cease straining, striving and struggling is to simply stop.
Stop thinking, stop working, and stop taking action for a while.
Instead, find a quiet comfy place, stick in a pair of earplugs if that helps, and just begin to notice your breath. Focus on breathing in and out – counting cycles of 7 breaths in and out. Then start again.
Meditation need not be any more complicated than that.
When you’re able to slow and still your mind like this you’ll be able to “allow in”. So, what it is you want and unblock what might be your resistance to receiving.
Meditation, in any form, is a simple way to break up the energy stream of trying. It allows you to notice your intuition guiding you.
You’ll also be able to see situations from a fresh perspective. Instead of focusing too much on the path your ego has decided is right for you, or the outcome you’re insisting is the only successful one.
As clever as you think you are, the Divine might just have a better plan for you.
Meditation teaches you it’s possible to create the life you want, or one that’s even better. By getting your self out of the way!