For several years, I have talked about tools of empowerment. These are practices that we do in our life on a daily basis to keep us strong. Why? Because life isn’t always smooth sailing. The waters get rough from time to time and unless one has built a stable foundation, coping with life’s stressors can be daunting. Feeling overwhelmed, often times turning to things outside of ourselves for the strength we need, the situation gets worse, we feel even worse and a seemingly small thing escalates into a huge issue.
I use to carry the belief that because certain practices are my empowerment tool, that everyone should use them to build strength and resilience. But, I have seen that everyone deals with life differently and each person has their own set of tools that they draw their super power strength from.
For myself, meditation is one of my greatest tools. It eases my mind, helps me see the world with more clarity and aids me in dealing with the things that come up in a day.
Yesterday, I didn’t get in my morning meditation and realized that life seemed a little bit more hairy than usual. I was more tense, less patient, more critical and more expressing of my negative voice. This is an interesting observation in my thoughts feelings and behavior as it relates to meditation.
Although I find this practice extremely beneficial, it been consistent until just recently. I wasn’t committed to it. I would usually wait til my life got a little crazy then go back to it. But, what if, I made a full on commitment of daily practice? What if, after this 6 week commitment were over and I continued?
(Big breath) I Kelly Jo Garrigan, am committing to a life long journey of daily meditation. If I miss a day, so what. I will continue the next day. But, I will make every effort to do this practice for at least 15 minutes a day. And, if I can’t do 15, I will do 5. I can fit in 5 minutes-come on!
Expanding my mind-building greater strength. Going out to kick ass in my life because this practice helps me stand confident in the knowing that I can do whatever the hell I want in my life. GO GIRL!! (ummmm…ok-lol)