Meditation. It can be a loaded word for some.
Maybe it brings to mind the image of someone in the lotus (crossed legs) position or holding some next to impossible yoga pose. Maybe it brings to mind the term “woo woo” – as in, “All that spiritual stuff is woo woo.”
I get it.
But if you’ve come to this site, chances are you’re not someone who turns the other way when introduced to new ideas.
Today, I’ve created a podcast that is my first attempt at a guided meditation. It’s pretty short – the meditation itself is only about ten minutes long – but I hope you’ll find it useful, or better, helpful.
Meditation is a practice that has changed my life so dramatically for the better. Calming my mind and spirit has helped so much to quiet that part of my brain that wants to throw negativity my way. It has countered every, “I’m not good enough,” with “Of course, I’m good enough.” For each doubt, feeling of unworthiness, lack of confidence, or just plain fear I’ve experienced, meditation has managed to bolster me.
Do you know why meditation works so well?
It’s because it allows our spirit to hear what our mind does not – or at least doesn’t always – the truth.
When I first started, I did my meditation sessions in a hodgepodge way. I might do one at lunch once a week, and then try to do one the next week at night before bed. Not that there’s an absolute right or wrong to this, but for the best results, meditation needs to be practiced consistently.
Some say the mind and spirit is most susceptible to acceptance when you tell it something right after you wake up and right before you go to sleep. But whenever you decide to meditate, try to keep to a daily schedule if at all possible – even if you only have a few minutes to do so.