Meditation is a powerful way to get to know yourself. For many of us, this can be very uncomfortable.
Meditation is where we are first introduced to ourselves. During this introduction, not everything we see is pleasant. Insecurities arise, the past resurfaces and we often feel overwhelmed. But, if you carry on through these moments and commit to mediating, you eventually learn how to be friends with yourself.
You learn how to look at yourself in a nonjudgmental way.
Today for Mindful Monday, I ask that you begin a friendship with yourself. Sit down and meditate for 10 minutes. Kristoffer Carter, an instructor for The Self Mastery Project, lights a candle to start his practice. Create your own ritual for your personal practice. Mediate at the time same time everyday. Create a space of peace where you feel comfortable. Or if you are just getting started and need a little more assistance visit calm.com.
Please share your thoughts in the comments below. I always love hearing from you! Happy Mindful Monday/Labor Day!
This poem is by Heidi Bourne. I felt it was perfect for today’s mindfulness practice. Enjoy!
“The thought manifests as the word
The word manifests as the deed
The deed develops into habit
And the habit hardens into character
So watch the thought and its ways with care
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings.”
– Heidi Bourne
What thoughts are you manifesting?