What if you could change everything, just by meditating for ten minutes a day?
What if you could feel more grounded? If your posture could improve? If you didn't feel overwhelmed by your to-do list? If you could take a few minutes and just breathe without freaking out?
What if you woke up excited about the day, instead of dreading it?
What if you were less prone to anger or frustration? If your first choice would be to find a solution to the problem instead of getting angry that there's a problem in the first place?
What if you could remove your ego from the situation?
What if you could focus for longer periods of time? If you could get more done in each day?
I bet all or some of that sounds enticing. I know it does to me! And let me just say:
I have experienced all of those things.
Not necessarily in that order, and not without falling back into old habits of being, but I can feel my internal landscape shifting. Just from meditating for about ten minutes every day.
There is something so magical about when you walk away from a meditation session, when you feel calm and centered and hella powerful. Because connecting with yourself? It's a wicked confidence booster.
I've been meditating every day since Monday (seriously, regularly for only FIVE DAYS) and I've already benefited so much from this amazing practice. So much so that I am making it one of my daily non-negotiables. (It's that powerful).
I understand if you're a little hesitant about all of this life-changing meditation stuff. It can seem a little woo-woo. And maybe it is, but does that mean that you shouldn't at least give it a try? After all, to meditate is just to "think deeply or focus one's mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting," according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
My challenge to you for this coming week: Take 10 minutes out of your day and meditate. Just give it seven days and see how you feel at the end of the week.
Because if five days can change my life this much, imagine what seven days could do for you!
Here are some of my favorite resources so far, curated just for you:
- Meditations by Melissa, Series One
- Meditations by Melissa, Series Two
- Allied Forces
- Stop, Breathe & Think
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