For years I had dabbled in meditation, experiencing only brief glimpses into stillness, calm, clarity, and connection that were short-lived after re-opening my eyes. I resisted incorporating meditation into my life, stemming from a knee-jerk reaction to associating a daily practice with the word “discipline.” I remember thinking, “I’ll meditate when I feel like it.”
It wasn’t until I finally began a daily meditation practice in December that my resistance to discipline softened as I began to witness my mind shifting. I began to realize that remaining disciplined in meditation allows for expansiveness of the mind and a respite from the persistent over-activity of my thought stream. When my mind is open, calmness, connectivity, creativity, and happiness are at my fingertips. As I continue with my practice, I notice that these qualities slowly integrate into my being, allowing me opportunities to connect to myself and the world around me from a place of responsiveness instead of reactivity.
Here’s an excerpt from an article I found from Yoga International about meditation – “[Meditation] heals and comforts a mind that is exhausted by the randomness and mental demands of everyday activity.”
Read the whole article here: http://bit.ly/1DlUTe8