some ideas about how to increase the possibility for inspiration. In my extensive study of self-care, self-improvement, self-help and self-awareness and from my very own years of experience I have concluded there are 2 things you can practice that will increase the likelihood of inspiration.
The first step is the topic of today’s Blog.
Get Inspired Step #1
Sorry folks. You know deep, deep inside that you can’t avoid this any longer.
You have been bombarded, I know, from multi sources telling you that anyone who’s anyone is meditating and you should too. Well, ‘they’ are right.
But, before you angrily jab the little ‘x’ on this window, let’s consider how we might make this a more palatable thing to do.
Meditation, like exercise, like diet, like everything in your life can be done in a way that works for you. Your task is to try a number of ‘methods’ until you find one that you can incorporate into the thousands of other habits that you have already enfolded into your day.
The following are just some suggestions.
You may find something on your own that works much better and is more fun for you.
Try YouTube. There are a million videos with voices leading you to relaxation, abundance, money,
happiness, etc. The list is endless. You can even choose the amount of time you want to spend being guided.
A word about the amount of time here: If you are new to meditation, it is a good idea to start out in small increments. Set a timer (or a video) for 5 minutes. Once you get comfortable
with that, increase it a minute at a time until you can sustain at least 15 minutes a day. Once you begin to see miraculous results from meditating you will want to decide how much time you
Again you can search the Internet for recorded mantras. Or you can make up your own. It can be an affirmation, a poem, a prayer (not praying, that’s different) and song. Anything
repetitious that allows your mind to remain occupied.
Any activity that is repetitive and doesn’t require complete attention will do. Swimming, walking,
running. Again the mind goes on autopilot
Once you are engaged in a guided or repetitive action for your busy, monkey mind, you will begin to become aware of your monkey mind thoughts. This is good. It’s the beginning of becoming ‘awake.’ Instead of following the path of your monkey thoughts begin to observe them as a:
A) A news ticker tape scrolling across your mind.
B) A parade, each word in a wagon on wheels.
C) A cascading waterfall in front of you. (Especially if your thoughts are tumultuous
and too many to catch).
By practicing daily, it allows what’s on the surface of your mind to get detached attention. We
are very easily distracted by our thoughts when we engage in them; but, when we observe them,
the ‘real’ stuff that’s in your heart/soul/spirit (you choose), laying underneath these thoughts, has a chance to be heard. This is the beginning of possible inspiration!
I will give you 7 days, starting now, to begin your meditation practice! Go!
Tune in Next week when I will have Get Inspired Step #2 for you!
My inspiration becoming real is 'in the works' right now! So excited.