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Why I Need To Meditate, Starting Yesterday
By Bethann Muise Coombs
See if this resonates with you….you have made the decision to go on a journey leading to a more fulfilling and authentic life.
You are committed to doing the work, even the tough stuff, because you are so connected to the amazing possibilities in your future.
You have found and connected with your “tribe” of like-minded, awesomelicious women; began devouring books, webinars, blogs, teleconferences and more; recently started on your second or third journal and have begun having open, on-going dialogue with your angels.
Does this sound familiar? I have a feeling that although I’ve just described myself, I am not alone in this state of being. My peeps are right there beside me.
I began this journey by acknowledging that I wanted, no, needed to create a life in which I could be of service to others and be in alignment with my core values.
I feel excited with and inspired by all of the opportunities for growth but sometimes my mind becomes so full and thoughts flash so quickly that it feels as though there is a happy train steam-rolling through my head and I am hanging on for dear life.
Despite the fact that I have no experience with a regular practice, I am aware of it’s benefits and as my quest to slow the train down grows, so does my commitment to incorporating meditation into my daily schedule.
A daily practice in meditation will strengthen our minds ability to focus and build our willpower. It allows us to connect with something larger than ourselves. So with all of this goodness, how do I, we, begin?
1. Be clear about why you are meditating and whether it is to cultivate greater focus or to tap into your intuitiveness, commit 100%.
2. Keep it simple in the beginning, choosing a quiet spot with no distractions. Set your goal for between 12 and 15 minutes.
3. Choose an anchor that you can connect with. This could be a mantra you love, a single, meaningful word or visual counting.
4. Just do it!
It isn’t necessary to have it all figured out right now.
If we stray and lose focus, become distracted or fight the stillness, we will simply begin again. Each time we meditate is an opportunity to learn and grow. Our practices will become what we want them to be, in time and our job is to show up, invest completely in the process and most of all, enjoy the journey!
Bethann Muise Coombs is a daughter, a mother, a wife and a life-long learner who is enrolled as an Empowerment Coach in training with SWAT. Her purpose is to live an authentic life, her mission is to help other women do the same.