I Used to be Glass Half-Empty
My Journey Towards a Daily Meditation Practise
My search for happiness started low and slow… My mom (one of the most knowledgeable and intuitive people I know) had been trying to educate me on the benefits of a daily meditation practice for a long, long time before I actually started. I believed what she was saying about its benefits and how it could help me change my life, but I just wasn’t ready to apply this new practice to my already busy and hectic schedule.
How could this be, you ask? I was at least somewhat miserable at any given time in my life. I was lazy, sad, and thought that a meditation practice would only help me cope with my hardships, not eliminate them. I can see now that using meditation to cope with my adversity would have been greatly beneficial for me, but like most, I wanted a quick fix, and meditation sounded like work.
One day, I finally got so sick of my everyday “Sunday Scaries” that I decided I was going to meditate. I realized these feelings of anxiety were a million times more harmful than 15 minutes a day of relaxing “me” time. So I started using the Breathe app. I really enjoyed it for the breathing exercises, sleep meditations, as well as emotion regulating meditations. I eventually began doing Oprah and Deepak’s meditation programs which really upped my meditation game. I began listening to Oprah’s “Super Soul Conversations” which opened up my mind and my life to a world of amazing, spiritual individuals as well as their experiences and teachings. I then began to dive deeper with more books and videos.
Long story short – I completely changed my life just by changing my mindset and attitude. It wasn’t easy at first, as we all know our fight or flight emotions are addictive, but let me tell you, emotions of joyfulness, gratitude and well-being are far more addictive. If you’re interested in knowing more about some of the books, videos, and podcasts I’ve been into comment below and I’d be very happy to share!