Why I’m Making Meditation Part of My Life (Again)

I have to admit, I’ve fallen off the meditation band-wagon. Well, it wasn’t really a band-wagon, but last year I took a 6 week meditation course and since then I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve meditated. Oops.

The course was both wonderful and challenging. We spent most of the class meditating (even meditating while walking!) and then we’d also break out with partners (complete strangers) to share things about ourselves and, sometimes, about others in our lives we were thinking of. It wasn’t an easy experience. In fact, it really took me out of my comfort zone. Sometimes (and I admitted this in class), I dreaded going. I’m really glad I did though. Now, you may be asking why?

The class (meditation, itself) allowed me to challenge myself to be in the present. To listen to myself, concentrate on my breath and be in the moment. It allowed me to be focused. It’s made me calmer. It made me less anxious. It allowed me to be.

A lot of you may say, I don’t have time to meditate. Well, you’re fooling yourself. You do have time. We all have time, and it’s our choice on how we focus that time. Most of us focus it on random things, and sometimes those things are things we don’t even want to do! I’m guilty of it too, but that’s not how I want to spend the rest of my life.

So, again, I’ll admit that after the class I did not meditate. I thought about it but didn’t make it happen. However, as I come up to a new year in my life (it’s almost my birthday), I’d like to revisit my meditation practice. I know how good it can make me. I know how much calmer and at peace it makes me. I know it’s worth it.

If you’re thinking about meditating, I highly recommend it. It may be hard to maintain among the demands of daily life but if you take even 10 minutes every morning, you’ll see a difference!

If meditation has added to your life, I’d love to hear about it!

Image via My1FitLife.
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  1. Mom says:

    Thanks for sharing thay Andrea. I consider myself a pretty calm and peaceful person. I think my Sunday mornings ate my meditation time. You know what I do at that time? Life is full of ups and downs and we all handle them differently. Glad to know that meditation changes things for you for the better. Enjoy getting back into that swing of things.😉😀😘

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  2. Myles Butler says:

    Wishing you luck on your meditation journey! One thing that helped me make it a consistent habit (though that is still a work in progress) was starting really small. I think I spent a month or so just meditating for a few minutes a day, then increasing the time whenever I felt ready. The key thing was just getting myself to sit down for at least a bit every day. Once the habit was formed, the amount of time just seemed to grow naturally.

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