Morning meditation 🧘🏻♀️🌞🙏🏼
I started my meditation practice a little over 10 years ago. My story is not one of those- one day I found meditation and it changed my life and I’ve been practicing daily ever since. It’s one of a mental tug of war. I’ve gone months without meditating and often when I did make myself meditate I’d struggle with a racing mind and I’d have NO idea how people watched their thoughts without judgement. But almost every book I read about creating a healthy life emphasized the importance of meditation and everyone I talked to who meditated said that it was the #1 practice they’d recommend implementing. So I kept at it. Reading books on meditation, listening to recordings, downloading meditation apps, and creating scheduled mornings routines. But I’d still have mornings where I was “too tired” “too busy” “not in the mood” or thought checking my email & FB was a better use of my time 🤦🏻♀️.
What I have noticed is that meditation gives me an opportunity to get present with myself, and sometimes that is the opposite of what I want to do because it means being present with not only the beautiful parts of myself but also the dark parts of myself. I’ve realized that these dark parts of myself have something to teach me. That my success lies on the other side of fear. Being able to sit with myself, my breath, my thoughts and step back as an observer lets me love myself in a deeper way. Because I accept my whole self, not just pieces of who I am.
Right now, I’m meditating daily in the morning. 10 minutes is what feels manageable for me and some mornings it’s a little less. But I do it every morning. I promised to give the first minutes of my day to me- to meditate, breath, write, and check in with my head, heart, and energy.
How can you start your day checking in with yourself before you give to others?
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