Hey! I am in the process of sharing something daily on the things I have learned on my spiritual journey so far.
It’s hard to know where to start. I have changed so much over the last few years. The biggest change is going from lost and unhappy to having a clear purpose and waking up happy pretty much every day.
Waking up happy is the best. Maybe joyful is a better word. I am simply full of joy most of the time. I don’t really need anything to make me joyful or happy, I just am.
The secret is meditation. I meditate every day in the morning and in the evening. More important than that I try to keep myself aware of my mental state as much as I can. I take a deep breath every time I feel tension in me. While walking I bring myself into the present moment by taking a deep breath and telling myself “I am here now.” Every time I realise that I am going mindlessly through my day I take a mental note, take a deep breath in and try my best to realign to being mindful.
All this was hard when I was starting out but it gets easier and easier. The trick is simply to start and then every time that you find that you’re off the wagon, just jump right back on.
It’s normal to start and stop and start and stop when you’re starting to meditate. It usually takes a while to make meditation a daily practice. Don’t be hard on yourself, just keep doing it as much as you can.
If you think you don’t have time to meditate you’re wrong. Meditation is maybe the only thing in the world that actually gives you time because it makes your brain younger. People who meditate live longer and age slower than people who don’t.
I’ll come on the livestream on my facebook page tomorrow at 6 pm to teach a short meditation. Join me if you can, or catch the replay later.