It's easy to forget that we are all perfect in our own design. Sometimes we muck it up with habits and choices that do not serve us.
Now that we’re staying at home, it’s getting harder to find peace and contentment. I believe, above all right now, it’s most important to continually feed our souls.
When the outside world becomes so stressful that your anxiety starts to overwhelm you, stop and ask yourself: “When was the last time I checked in with myself?” You’ve got to learn to pull back from the stresses and strains of our current situation and make time to seek out that inner place of silence, calmness and peace.
Meditation can do all that! It can also positively affect your health, which I call the extra benefit. For instance, the sense of relaxation and calmness that results from meditating can enhance your immune system, as well as reduce your blood pressure. Additionally, it can increase your physical energy as well as your overall well-being.
Now, here’s the reality check. You may have the best intentions to start your meditation practice, but life will throw you lots of hurdles to try and stop you. That’s when you have to make an extra effort to devote the time to it. To get into the mindset, I suggest you start by practicing the same time every day, whenever you feel is the best time for you.
Personally, I prefer mornings before I start my work. This way, I approach the day calm, centered and ready to take on whatever I need to face with a sense of awareness, clarity and vitality.
I know things are very challenging right now. But even if you’re not in the mood or feel like there’s too much on your plate with working from home, try to take a few minutes each day to meditate. Get your family involved, too. It will help ease the anxiety for everyone in your household.
Here’s an easy exercise.
Find a comfortable place to lie down. Rest your hands lightly over your stomach area. Breathe slowly and steadily to a calm rhythm. With each breath, create a mental picture of energy rushing in through your nostrils and flowing right down into your lungs. Imagine this energy as sparkling white light as it’s being absorbed in your body. Now visualize this energy being distributed throughout your body—in every bone, muscle and nerve ending. Let it strengthen and calm your body, mind and soul.
By taking time to enter into the silence, you’re nourishing and taking care of your soul.
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