Well, I kept the promise to myself to meditate for 30 minutes every day for the month of May. Mid-way through this Mindful in May challenge, I decided to extend myself to meditating morning and night.
For a long time now, I have dabbled with meditation, knowing full well its positive impact on my day, to my sense of well-being. But life is too busy to commit 30 minutes in quiet and stillness. So in effect, I opted to travel my day potentially with a frazzled mind, a listless spirit and a weary body. 30 mins or 24 hours? No brainer, right?
So beyond the wonders of mindfulness meditation, what have I learnt? That if I am given a challenge and should I accept, I stick to it. I keep promises.
The issue is one of accepting the challenge. Perhaps it is the same for most of us, it is rarely ‘I can’t’, in terms of ability or skills or talents; it is usually ‘I won’t’ whether we are aware of this or whether the unwillingness resides in our subconscious. We ‘see’ obstacles as a way of resisting the change that is already happening, we refuse to accept that we are capable, powerful – that we have authority over our lives. We can if we are willing. Take heart. You are courage.
To what will you say ‘yes, I accept’? And when?
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