Happy GratiTuesday loves!
Oh my goodness, it has been a solid month since I have blogged and y’all, I am so terribly sorry!! Things have been beyond hectic lately – but I do have some big things in the works. I promise to update y’all soon on what has been keeping me so busy 🙂
This GratiTuesday, I want to talk about how thankful I am for self-meditation.
Meditation builds my self-confidence and helps in growing my self-love with much more ease than anything else. It keeps me anchored to what truly matters by bringing much-needed peace to my life. It is imperative for me to take a step back when things get crazy. For some unknown reason, it is so instinctual for me to get wrapped up whatever chaos is surrounding me at the moment, even if it might not involve me. Isn’t that so silly? I spend so much of my energy and precious time on the smallest things – and sometimes, things that should not even be a blip on my radar.
When I am spending too much time in my head space, taking a few minutes to myself, recognizing my breaths and really paying attention to where my mind goes when it wanders so I am able to reign it back in – is truly all it takes to avoid a full-fledged meltdown. (Trust me y’all, they aren’t pretty!) The world spins without my help. People are going to do what they are going to do and my life will run its course one way or the other. Sometimes the plans I have do not work out. Sometimes things do not go my way. Sometimes no matter how dang bad I want something to be, it just won’t. But, with the help of meditation, I can decide not to get upset or anxious about things over which I have no control or power over. I can choose to live my life with compassion, integrity, love and empathy.
All it takes is a few minutes of separating myself from whatever it is that is making me spin. This allows me the ability to focus on my breathing and realize that whatever it is taking up so much of my time and energy, simply does not have to be. When you first start, it may not feel like you are gaining much when you meditation – but I promise if you keep at it, overwhelming feelings such as anger, insecurity, anxiety, and/or depression, will slip further and further away.
I challenge you today to find somewhere quiet to sit and take 2-3 minutes to focus on your breathing.
The goal of meditation is not to control your thoughts – it is to stop letting them control you.