Life works when I meditate.
Life doesn’t when I don’t.
Meditation is kind of a scary thing for a lot of people. But when you start a meditation practice, it frees your mind like nothing else.
Meditation doesn’t have to be om-ing your way through an hour of silence. It can be a walk in Nature, a moment of reflection or the solitude of simply being with yourself.
At the beginning it may be hard to silence your mind. A million thoughts scamper through your brain as you think about all the things you should be doing instead of sitting comfortably with your eyes closed.
I recently took the 21-day meditation challenge with Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey. It was marvelous. I managed to do all the meditations, sometimes not in order and not every single day. But I will tell you this: when I did not meditate on any given day, I felt it. My mind felt cluttered, heavy and drained.
Meditation clears the mental detritus. It simply feels good.
Take a moment today to simply breathe, if only for five minutes. Close your eyes and allow yourself to feel everything. After some practice, you will be able to slip into the lightness of being that meditation can bring any time you want.
It’s worth it. You will see.