If your life has unraveled enough and you are open to searching for Truth, it actually is fairly simple. Each day make time to meditate. If you haven’t done so before, I imagine some resistance may be creeping its way into your awareness. The good news is, being a novice is completely acceptable. In fact, that might even be an advantage. There won’t be as many preconceived expectations of what mediation time will look like. Expectations that go unmet often lead us away from our True Path.
The most important aspect of meditating is that you make a daily commitment to it. You only have to show up. Every. Single. Day.
It may take some time to find what allows you to connect to the space between thoughts. This could be any number of things. Relaxing music, a mantra, opening your eyes, closing your eyes, sitting with legs crossed, using religious texts and passages that resonate…basically anything that gives you permission to fully immerse yourself in the Now. It also might be helpful to know that the things that work today, may not work tomorrow. This only means you need to be open to new ways to connect to Truth.
When I first started meditating daily, I did so with a purpose. While I could feel the Truth inside me, I believed that I had to use it to make my life how I wanted. This put me under tremendous pressure and I grew to dislike meditating, especially because my life wasn’t improving. I felt like a failure.
As I have deepened my connection to Truth, I realized that Truth isn’t worried about what is going on in my personal life.
I hate that.
Instead, Truth is.
It just is.
I have stopped asking Truth for things. I only show up and connect to the Love Within Me, which is the Love That Is Within All of Us and let go of the world. This is extremely hard to do. The showing up is easy. The allowing the personal self to quiet and let go is very painful. At least it is for me at this time. I am hopeful that eventually Truth will shift me away from my attachment to the world. Meaning I will no longer rely on other people, places or things to align to my liking for me to have peace. I will hopefully learn to let the world unfold as it should, and know with all that I Am that ALL IS WELL.
Peace doesn’t look like anything. It only can be experienced.
What will you make time for today?