It’s so simple yet challenging. When I mention the word “meditate” to others they roll their eyes, look at me as if I had a bald head and wrapped in an orange gown …
“Ah, I know what your thinking”, I immediately reply.
“You think the meditation I do is connected to an Eastern religious philosophy, right? And, that I am about to attempt to persuade you towards my way of thinking, right?” Wrong.
Then there’s a sigh of relief ….
Here are two definitions of “meditate”:
Meditate: verb (used without object)1. to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.2. to engage in transcendental meditation, devout religious contemplation, or quiescent spiritual introspection.
It is in these quite moments, when the mental rambling stops, that new insights about your life, who you are and who you want to be rise into your awareness. It takes time and patience to leave a new “door” open in your mind to experience new things about yourself.
It can be uplifting and emotionally painful. But the new insights that come from it will change you forever.
It’s simple to do, yet challenging:
You’ll begin to think ..
- I don’t have time for this
- this is boring
- I have other things to do
- is my time up?
- how long do I have to sit here