Meditation for peace of mind?
Does your life feel destabilized from a series of unprecedented, troubling events? Are you searching for something that, unbeknownst to you, is not so far away from you? Something that is actually too close to home? Is your heart searching for peace? Have you reached your breaking point? Are you ready to be okay no matter what happens to you? For you?
Well, today will prove to be a fortunate day for you. You will find peace in more ways than one. Your mind will open up to the true, interdimensional nature of peace and how to acquire that. It is time for you to be a meditation for peace of mind.
The only question is: how do I experience the natural state in which I am?
To clarify, remember the following while you meditate:
- Get comfortable
- Consider lying down
- Focus on an object (e.g. ceiling, wall, sculpture, your breaths)
- Let thoughts flood your mind
- Allow emotions to flow through your body
- Be present
- Don’t fight the experience
- Just. Simply. Be.
When It Rains, It Pours
Sure. No one wants to deal with rainy days. It can be quite elusive to allow yourself to feel in the dumps. But, this is okay. Moreover, it is okay to not be okay. Frankly, this is borderline impossible to do every second of the day.
Indeed, there are certainly going to be moments when you don’t feel your best. When you aren’t your best.
I digress but imagine how imbalanced life would be if it was always sunny. If it was always rainy.
If there is one thing meditation does best, that is helping you to find balance. Solace within your sacred temple.
Meditation, in essence, serves as a rainy day fund. It helps you prepare for the inevitable. For the many storms, you must weather to grow. But it is not here to eliminate uncertainty entirely from your life. It helps you adapt to uncertainty by being more present at the moment. By being in the here and now.
So if you are head in the clouds, the rain is crying for you to get on the ground. To plant your feet in the ground.
Consider getting raw with your emotions. Try not to be afraid of the rain, of the coldness, of wet, gnawing vulnerability.
Just allow yourself to be. But, as long as you allow yourself to be a plant, sunshine is right around the corner.
Growing pains is a must. Rain is a growth spurt. Meditation connects you with the flower within.
Calm of the Storm
Don’t we all fear this the most? When all is well, you feel dubious? Not to mention the dread that bubbles up to the surface.
You don’t know if you can trust the calmness around you. Furthermore, you wonder if what you see is an optical illusion. It is quite convenient to play the role of fortune teller when disappointment and failure are what you’ve grown accustomed to.
Nonetheless, you forget how subjective this is. That you are not a prisoner to this experience. You are the experience!
Sometimes, when you change your expectations and meditate on the best-case scenario, that’s when your life oozes calmness. As cliche as it sounds, it all begins with you.
In the same vein, it is second nature to lose yourself in the storm. You begin to attach, ahem, over-identify with it. You start to think of yourself as around instead of within.
However, that couldn’t be any further from the truth. No matter what is happening, you are always the calm of the storm.
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Provided that your external circumstances might be stormy, your internal condition is calm, serene, and abundant with sunshine.
Thus, all you have to do is identify with your true nature.
And whether it is guided meditation or otherwise, you will find your happy place. The calm is a mere breath away.
I Am Ready to Let Go
This is a very common law of attraction principle. Or should I say the law of detachment?
For example, your relationship with your partner is chaotic, toxic, and unhealthy to say the least. You have spent so much energy trying to fix something inherently out of your control that you feel lost. The lack of control and security makes you feel utterly hopeless. The endless cycle of heartbreak and betrayal leads to your melting point.
And, by extension, like lava, you melt. Then, you molt.
It is never similar to how there’s rain in the evening. Only for sunny skies to appear in the morning.
You get my drift?
After all, there is only so much you can take. Eventually, you’ll say, “I’m Done!” Interestingly enough, it is in those silent moments when you know when enough is enough. This certainly didn’t happen overnight.
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You get tired of how your life is going. You decide that you need an epic do-over. Anything to reduce the acumen of weight on your shoulders.
The question is: how? How do I reverse the side effects of my dire life circumstances?
First and foremost, meditate. Let go of the need to judge, over-analyze, and rumination. Just simply take a breather.
You’d be shocked by how you receive the most revealing when you aren’t trying.
Instead of trying to get peace of mind. Be open to receiving the peace of mind.
Second, consider the source. You have to be very blunt and honest about yourself and others.
Denial is a backstabber. The last thing you want to do is turn a blind eye. Now is the time to have your eyes wide open.
Then, affirm what you want. What you are. You can do this during meditation, before or after.
I know this seems unrelated to meditation, but part of meditation is focusing on what you intend to manifest: miracles!
Use an I AM ready intention.
For instance, I AM ready to let go of the past, I AM ready to let go of what no longer positively serves me, or I AM ready to give and receive healthy, vibrant, robust love.
Whatever suits your situation, say it. Affirm, think, feel, envision, and be it with your life.
“Attachment is the root of all suffering.” ~ Aaron Doughty
Control What You Can
Clearly, you are capable. You are divine, powerful, infinite, and limitless to be exact. Despite this, while in human form you might feel everything but.
Truth be told, the more you try to control a situation, the more it controls you. The more out of control you are. And, this includes your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Quite frankly, you can only control yourself. This is the hard part. As stated in the previous point, it is the law of detachment. Essentially, this applies to all attributes of your being.
Because of this, it is important to still keep in mind that you can encourage others. This is more effortless when you are able to lead by example. The best part about this is that it is unsolicited, healthy, and utterly inspiring to witness.
But, how do I get there? How do I operate on self-control?
Only focus on you. When you meditate, just focus on your cadences of breath. Let your vision go blank as your eyes feast on your interdimensions.
This doesn’t mean to not care for others — quite the contrary. It simply means that everything starts with you. You have to control yourself to even have a semblance of control “out there.”
So a prime example of acquiring peace of mind is being mindful of your own peace.
Therefore, you must control what you can and… (drumroll!)
Accept What You Can’t
No matter what has happened, is happening, or will happen, you are going to have to make peace. This includes everything and everyone who has wronged you. This unconditional peace could’ve been action or inaction.
Regardless, you have to let go of control. You have to accept that some things are out of your orbit to control.
You cannot control your family and friends, events, the weather, society, and the unforeseen attributes of this life.
And even if you could, the world doesn’t revolve around any one person. That one person–you–is for you to control.
As for everyone and everything else, you have to accept them as you are.
How do I do that?
You start by accepting yourself. Every day in every way is an opportunity to grow. In this area and beyond.
Meditation is a guide to increase self-love, compassion, empathy, foresight, and acceptance.
You have to be in vibration with yourself.
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You must connect with that part of you that feels the most disconnected.
In the end, peace of mind comes from acceptance within and around. Out and through the trials & tribulations.
Essentially, this boils down to the following:
Mind, Body, & Spirit
To reiterate, balance is the key to peace of mind. You do this by letting go, controlling what you can, and accepting yourself and by extension others. Through and through. It is a matter of working on yourself and being transparent. You are calm!
Peace doesn’t just stop at the mind. Peace is the mind, body, & spirit. It is the natural language of the soul.
By the same token, wisdom is rarely conventional. Wisdom is oftentimes quite counterintuitive and unconventional.
It is so deceptively simple that is quite complicated.
That said if you apply these meditation (and life!!!) techniques, you will weather the storm and conquer the night.
And don’t just take my word for it.
The best learning is not taught; it is experienced!
If you want to add more to your queue, I encourage it. If you’ve made it this far, I am confident you will succeed.
I guess you can say peace is threefold!
Everything you seek comes from within.
You are successful!
You are meditation for peace of mind!
The rain lasts as long as it may. The eternal sunshine starts today.