In the stillness of meditation we tap into our infinite potential and discover the source of true love. Deepak Chopra
I don’t have time to meditate. I can’t sink into it. I must not be doing it right because my mind won’t stop thinking. I always get interrupted. I don’t enjoy meditating and when I’ve tried it nothing happened. It’s pointless!
Any of these sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Avoidance, excuses and resistance…..oh my!
What I’d like to explain is why it really is difficult to begin the practice.
The truth is that your ego doesn’t want you to meditate. The ego is all about fear-based protection (a.k.a. control)–and keeping the status quo with all of your old patterns because it believes you need it. Well… it wants you to believe that so it can stay large and in charge! It doesn’t want you to find out the truth that comes through during meditation because it will in turn lose its power. So, it is hard to push through the control of the ego, especially when that is what feels normal and comfortable.
The truth is meditation is a form of self-love. It’s one of the easiest, no cost ways to feel more love in your life. In addition, it’s a wonderful way for you to take responsibility for your well being which helps you keep your power. Any time there are unhealed wounds like “I’m unworthy” or “I’m bad”, even if only in the unconscious, we tend to avoid and find excuses to not meditate. The inner critic can be a strong voice that keeps avoidance and self-loathing alive.
A practice of daily meditation eventually stills the mind, and in turn the inner critic voice gets softer. Meditation helps you develop a relationship with the pure essence of your soul. This essence, the real you, is very worthy, lovable and holds the key to having more loving, connected experiences. Over time, the ego loses control as you discover you are indeed good, worthy, safe and protected. Soon, you can trust yourself and your instincts. How empowering! Another perk is that there will be less stress in your life.
New habits are hard to create initially; and when we are unable to feel the value of it, we tend to unconsciously create excuses. It’s human nature. But as with any new habit, the more you practice, the easier it gets. You become more comfortable and allow yourself to sink more deeply into this connection. And, over time you will long for this authentic bonding time with your soul. You’ll want to keep the door open 24/7!
Be gentle with yourself as you begin any new habit of self-love. It will unfold just as it should.Go on.. open the door to your soul a little wider.