One of the most challenging parts of practice (for me, at least) is sitting down for meditation. It’s easy to breathe and move, breathe and move, breathe and move. It’s easy to let someone lead you through a practice with music playing in the background. But it can be really intimidating sometimes to sit down and be with your own thoughts, or to concentrate on one thought, or affirmation/mantra. We’re so busy, we’re so stressed, we’re so overloaded with outside distractions.
Start monitoring your thoughts, and pay attention (REALLY pay attention) to how many of them are negative. How often do you come back to the same thought, event or circumstance that makes you feel uneasy or unhappy? We’ve all got the power to get past it, to let it go because it no longer serves or supports us. We’ve all got the power…..if we just sit down alone, light a candle, repeat an affirmation, then start to surrender. Not easy, but definitely possible – and worth it!
Affirmation for meditation: I go with the flow and feel the joy of life.