The problems of this world are very real. Yet, the solutions provided for us can be a little questionable at times.
We are sceptical! We are concerned about the things we don’t understand because we haven’t tried them, or we don’t know anyone who has. Maybe it seems odd that the solution takes too long or costs too much. Maybe this solution just sounds so out of reach that it seems unreal.
What’s unreal is how we put our goals in a hard-to-reach place, and jump tirelessly to acquire it.
We’ve got 99 problems, and so much to complain about that we often don’t allow ourselves to see the big picture of solutions! Yes, I am saying that you are in the way of some of your blessings. Maybe not all, but the most vital ones are definitely a reflection of your idea of lack. It’s not your fault though. No one taught you to be the solution to your problems. The world wanted you to see the solutions they have for you: a one size fits all remedy… if I may say. Despite the fact that some solutions do work, I regret to say that most of the time you are being ripped off.
Every problem you have can be understood if you were to flip the situation upside down, and tilt it a little sideways. See your issues from a different perspective. Ponder on it from different angles. Get to the deepest source of this conflict, and you will see that all of your problems lie in a very specific idea.
It’s time that you meditate.
I know, I know, meditation seems boring and impossible for those with race cars for brains. When was the last time you were in charge of your thoughts, your feelings, and your life’s situations? Meditating is not just a way to sing kumbaya with the trees (though that is also very relieving). Meditating is about taking control of your mental space, and taking control of your life.
Your mind feels okay when it knows you’re in control.
Do you remember all those times you were overly exhausted for days, bombarded by everyone else’s stress, unable to find a way to break bread for your lifestyle needs? Your mind was heavy, and weighed on you. In that moment, your brain is trying to tell you that it’s time to take care of what’s going on inside (your mind), because it really needs attention.
Meditation is a way to clear your mind… constantly. We get bombarded every single day with just about everything: the news, the kids, the work, your money, someone else’s money, a piece of the past that doesn’t pertain to you at all, even scenarios about the future to “prepare” you for the worst. All of these thoughts bog you down, creating inner turmoil that you don’t deserve. Meditation takes that weight off of you, and reminds you of how awesome you are!
I used to think just like most of you. Meditation seemed really impossible because I didn’t like the idea of sitting down with my endless thoughts. But I learned that I have bigger things to focus on. I wanted more for myself, and I couldn’t blame anyone else, or my past any longer because my actions from this point forward will define my way of living. So I learned and trained, and to this day I am still working on ways to teach myself to meditate. The more I am able to control my thoughts and feelings, the more control I have in this world.
Life will always be life.
It, however, is much less stressful once you can allow yourself to see just how much control you have within yourself, first. Meditation starts with silence, then a fleeting thought arrives, demanding attention. The trick is to understand why it is here, and say yes or no to it. If this thought wants to bring you down, it’s time to understand the inner meaning for this thought. Then, let go of it. If it doesn’t serve the powerful being you are, say no! If you indulge in a thought that will help build your confidence, or give good ideas, say yes! It will stick around, help you out, and guide you to another fleeting thought… and then another while the process continues. The trick is to know how to command your thoughts. Your mind wants to know what you want. If you can command your thoughts, you discover what you want, why, and how to obtain it.
Meditation is control.
It is a skill that everyone can gain. However not everyone wants to go through the work to be better. I’m here to always tell you that you deserve better. You always will. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that what you deserve will come easy. Like I said, this world wants to give you their version of the solution. I want to give you your special solution: YOU.
Learn to meditate. Sit down for five minutes and clear your head. Wake up in the morning with a positive thought for today. Stand and walk in nature until you feel light and free. Dance when the feeling comes to you. Discover who you want to be around… and avoid. Pick other people’s brains, and have stimulating conversations! Believe in yourself!
Meditation is not hard work; it is consistent work. Remember that your brain is a muscle too. The more work you do with it, the stronger it becomes.
It’s time for you to take the leading role of your life, and give yourself the power you already possess.
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