Like it was yesterday, I remember the days of sitting in my NYC apartment trying to meditate. I’d have just finished reading a chapter from a spiritual book that recommended I meditate.
The promises of a calm and peaceful mind, a clear voice from my intuition telling me what I really needed to do, and decreased stress and anxiety were enough to sell me.
So I’d sit, cross my legs Indian style, sit up tall and within 3 minutes my mind had wandered to my mile-long to-do list and it started to feel like a waste of time. Plus, my back hurt. Really hurt.
And I’d give up. I’d come up with some really good reason why doing something else was a better use of my time.
The mind is like that. The mind puts up a BIG fight when we try to go deeper into the subconscious mind.
So rather than needing my mind to be quiet, I began watching all the thoughts that would come up. I became the witness to my mind. I became more aware.
And as I watched the mind, I had the realization that I was separate from the mind. The “I” that noticed the mind was the real me.
The Real Me = my Soul = my Spirit. The Real Me ≠ my Mind.
My mind is something I watch. I giggle at even. I don’t “buy in” to the stories or antics of the mind.
This is awareness.
Awareness is love. It’s compassion. It’s consciousness.
It takes a lot of strength and commitment to stay present and stick with it.
But when you do, miracles happen.
Miracles of true joy, love, and abundance.
Inspired thought happens.
Divine guidance happens.
So, here’s a video I made for you. In 4 minutes I explain my daily morning practice in hopes to inspire you to carve out your meditation time.
It’s challenging for everyone. Meditation is a practice. It takes practice to train your mind to settle.
It’s imperative that we actually practice the spiritual principles we believe in. Conceptualizing with our rational mind only takes us so far. We must do the work in order to really experience the shifts.