Meditation Is Not What You Think!
Our mindset determines everything! If you feed it, you’ll believe it.
From the people we surround ourselves with, the beliefs we hold, the thoughts we think, to the words we tell ourselves. They become our beliefs, actions, our habits, and our values – creating the stories we tell ourselves and others.
Our daily habits and actions determine our daily success. From self-care to training and nutrition to the actual fulfillment of the process, do you actually enjoy what you do? After all, this is your life, and you better enjoy it!
When we approach self-care with an attitude of gratitude, it reflects on how we view, treat, and speak to ourselves. All three play a role in our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
As for our bodies, our mind either see it from a place of love or hate. Structurally speaking, we cannot control or change the way we’re built (i.e., genetics, stature, frame). However, we have the power to create and enhance our natural body compositions through proper training and nutrition, but what about our thinking? What can we do to change our minds? How can we create a life filled with positivity, light, love, and gratitude?
Meditation is not what most think it is; trying to control your thoughts. It’s quite the opposite. Through meditation, we simply acknowledge our thoughts and feelings and allow them to pass through without action, judgment, or fear. They exist in our minds as, well – just thoughts. Thoughts, feelings, and emotions only become actions if we, the physical body, give them the power to become anything more than what they are.
We’re often quick to change our outsides and create physical transformations but if neglect and don’t care for our insides, mental, emotional, spiritual well-being, we are just creating a temporary and unstable foundation. All change starts from within. As with all things, what you feed grows.
I challenge you to create a new habit, starting with a one-minute meditation–focus on your breathing. Take a slow belly breath in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, then slowly exhale for 4 seconds. Repeat this slow, focused, breath work for 60 seconds, from there, slowly build up over time. One minute becomes two, then three, and so on. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but through awareness, gratitude, and consistency, you have the power to create the change you want and create a life you love.