A little over 5 years ago now, I started to be curious about meditation. At first [and for a long time] it was really hard to sit still, to silence the distractions [both physical and mental] and to let go of expectations. I would spend anywhere between 2 & 10 minutes before I eventually gave up trying to get quiet. For real – some days I would actually spend more time getting set up then I did actually meditating.
But then I realized, the way I felt when I was lighting the candle, pulling an oracle card, fluffing the cushions and wrapping myself in my favourite blanket was… exactly how I wanted to feel after meditation. I felt a sense of calm, ease, focus and devotion.
And…that’s when meditation completely changed for me. Once I allowed the intention to meditate to be enough [candles and all], I was able to let go of the struggle. As time went on, I was able to build my meditation practice up to 20 minute sittings, daily. On some days, twice a day [truth].
One of main lessons that has revealed itself along my journey has been to release the struggle – to stay… and to keep coming back, no matter for how long.
So I ask – Can the simple but sacred act of sitting quietly be where your meditation journey begins? Can you in that moment, let it be easy?
With Deep Reverence,
Photo Credit: Sebrina Wilson Photography