Becoming You

“Just try and meditate for 3 minutes a day,” she suggested. I wasn’t sure if I could. I felt like I wanted to crawl out of my skin every time I tried to meditate. ⠀

I was afraid of being alone with my thoughts and feelings. Meditation felt too uncomfortable. ⠀

However, I had heard amazing things about meditation. I had heard it helped bring more calm and peace to your mind. I was willing to try. ⠀

That 3 minutes soon grew to 5 minutes. Then 5 became 10. Now, I happily wake up each morning to meditate for 20 minutes before my kids get out of bed. ⠀

My experience with meditation is that it is not about evolving into something that I am not. Instead, I befriend who I was all along (the part of me that just got lost along the way). Then, in turn, I show up as an example of peace and love in the world. I am present for my children. I no longer want to crawl out of my own skin. ⠀

What helps you meditate? Is it an app? Waking up early? I love to hear from you all!⠀

Quote by David Lynch⠀




“There is only on way to maintain an unshakeable inner tranquility. We cannot think ourselves into that state; we cannot achieve it through the beauties of nature or music or art or other outer experiences, no matter how peaceful they make us feel. It comes only through deep, devolution-filled meditation that takes us beyond thought and emotion, anchoring us into the calm center of our being” - Sri Daya Mata, Intuition: Soul-Guidance for Life’s Decisions 

I have been meditating more and more this month. It changes everything inside me when I do. However, It has taken me over a decade to embrace meditation as a tool that I can use all day long. I used to meditate for a few minutes every morning and every night. There is nothing wrong with that, in fact, it was a huge accomplishment for me! I just find that when I weave meditation into little moments throughout the day (the times when I would usually check my phone, but meditate instead), my whole day seems to flow with Grace (and when it’s not flowing, I can be more accepting of what is).