Most people assume meditation is always for a specific type of person and not for anyone to undertake. I started meditation because of a deep internal need for change. I was at a stage in my life where I felt it was time for me to take a step ahead. Something was wrong, missing, empty. I had been searching my entire life for something that I didn’t even know what it was exactly.
First of all, I started a gratitude journal. Something that I wasn’t able to do before, I wasn’t even able to give a compliment to someone or just be proud of myself. But I wanted to start it because I needed some change and trying wouldn’t kill me anyway. After a few days, I started to be satisfied but something was still missing. I think the main reason why I didn’t want to try was because I didn’t want to be alone with my thoughts. After years struggling with it, it was the last thing I wanted to do. But actually, is there a better way to fight your fear other than by facing it?
I started to listen to different podcasts about being successful; being a better version of yourself and they all said meditation was the key way to improve yourself. So I gave it a try. And here I am.
I meditate every morning before getting ready for the day. 20 minutes of being with myself, with this empty space where my mind and my breath are. The most pleasant thing is to feel your progress day by day by finding your session easier and deeper than the day before. What a good feeling to see you are getting there. At the end of each session, you gently discover how good you feel and relaxed your mind and your heart are. You can feel your body healing itself and everything looks clearer than it was a few minutes before.
It’s all about listening to yourself and learning how you process everything. I take the time I need and if I get flustered I remind myself not to rush and stay in the present. Meditation is becoming a tool that I use to recalibrate my brain every morning to make the most of my day. And I’m not even sure if I could live without it now.
Every day I remind myself how grateful I am for this conscious decision I made a few months ago in order to change my life for the better.
Full love – JG