“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” – Buddha
I started a new meditation challenge this morning. After just one morning, I can already feel a calmness inside of me. My mind is calm rather than crowded with thoughts.The meditation challenge I’m participating in is called Oprah and Deepak: 21-Day Meditation Challenge, which you can use that link to register for free. I recommend it with everything in me. I’ve participated in their previous meditation challenge and it was simply wonderful, to say the least.
Who are you? Of course you’re so-and-so, but who are you? It’s so much deeper than just your name and what you do. It’s a question we don’t ask ourselves enough. What were we put on this Earth to do? There’s a purpose for every person, no matter who they are. Delve inside your mind and let it come to you. It’s not an easy task so ask yourself everyday the question, “Who am I?”.
The best part of meditation is when you reach that point of bliss. That moment where you’re sitting and your thumb is touching one of your fingers (whichever hand position you prefer) and then all of sudden, it all goes numb. You suddenly can’t feel your fingers touching even though they are. Your body is so still, yet not too stiff. Your breathing is consistent and you’re focused on the present moment. What’s happening right now. We’re all so focused on different parts of our lives rather than the present moment. Even I find myself thinking about the future, worrying that it might not turn out the way I’ve planned. Or I’m thinking about the past and how I should have reacted or what I should have said. That’s the great thing about meditation — it helps you forget about the past and the future and it helps you focus on the present moment, because that’s really all that is important right now. When we focus on the present moment we have less worry, anxiety, depression, and sadness and we have more happiness, calmness, and peace in our lives.
The 21-Day Meditation Challenge has helped transform my life. I urge each and every one of you to at least try it out. Each meditation is only 20 minutes. Even if you’re rushing in the morning, set your alarm just 20 minutes earlier. You won’t regret it — in fact, you’ll soon start to find your day less hectic and overwhelming. So just click the link above and register for free. Today was the first day the challenge started, but each of the challenges stay up for 5 days, so you can start tomorrow morning and you’ll be just fine.
Breathe. Love. Just Be.