Meditating regularly allows us to gain insight in our busy lives.
How often have you said: I don’t have time to ………. (fill in the blanks yourself)?
In our busy lives we try to cram more and more into our waking hours. Rarely do we take the time to sit down for a few minutes to sort out what is important and what isn’t. If we were able to take some quality time with ourselves then, once we had got the shopping list of ‘to do items’ out of the way, we can then gain insight into what are really the essentials.
This is where a regular meditation practice can make a difference. Meditation is not some new age practice. Nor is it just an esoteric practice purely for the few who have ‘spiritual leanings’. Meditation is for everyone – it is a way of communing with your inner being – the part of you that gets left to last, hidden by the practicalities of getting through each day.
Allocating a daily, or if that is not practical, at least a frequent, period of time with yourself gives your inner being a voice, an opportunity to have it’s say. And you would probably be quite surprised at what it had to say if you gave it an opportunity! Perhaps your inner being might say: ‘slow down’, or ‘is that really so important’, or ‘what really matters to you in life?’.
Perhaps your inner being might say: ‘thank goodness you have decided to listen to me! Now, I have a lot to tell you’ ! And surely, your inner being is bound to tell you to enjoy life more, whatever your personal circumstances.
So, maybe now is the time to start giving your inner being some time to be heard.
For more on meditation.
To help you get started, join my weekly distance group meditation: Deep Connection, 8pm every Tuesday.