When I talk about meditation, most people are accepting but equally of the opinion they just can’t do it. I don’t have time, my minds too busy, it’s a waste of time, what’s the point, I end up thinking about what I have to do, I wouldnt know where to start, I can’t sit still….. ya de ya de ya. The excuses are endless.
I’ve never heard anyone say meditation is easy, it’s hard work. Just like if you want to lose weight, it’s hard work resisting the temptation of food. If you want to change your body shape and build muscle it’s hard work going to the gym and pumping iron. If you want to quiet your mind, get to know yourself better, improve your overall health and wellbeing, it’s hard work. But it’s worth it.
Would you say my muscles are weak so I can never lift weights to make them strong? Unlikely, because everyone knows that’s how you build strength. Same for the mind. Don’t be a slave to your weak mind, be it’s master. Take control, allow the thought but don’t get caught up in it, but for goodness sake whatever you do, don’t say you can’t. It’s called practice for a reason.
I don’t think I do it very well, and yet here I am practicing most days and feeling overall pretty good, lower blood pressure, calmer outlook, fully aware of my strengths and weaknesses which provides goals for me to improve on: happy, healthy and whole.
Don’t know where to start? In your hand is a device called a mobile phone which has this thing called Google on it and if you type in meditation, a plethora of info, guided meditations and apps are at your finger tips. No excuses only your own will, want and desire.
As for me I’m destined to have new boobs in less than a month (this day last year I was forgetting to add them on when I got dressed so no more of that). Meanwhile I’m super relieved that Nerlynx (the trial drug I was on that I could not tolerate for more than 2 weeks) never made the cut to PBS pharmaceutical scheme, which means I have no guilt in not pursuing it further, which means after this surgery and my nipple reconstruction I am done with this entire experience!
In addition, yesterday I took the next step in my new career and enrolled in Cert IV Life Coaching due to a phenomenal eofs sale saving me 2 thirds of the usual fee.
Happy days xx