I’m not saying to stop thinking and to go into full-on meditation. I’m saying to be willing to be present for what is happening NOW, so that you can be present for whatever is up ahead.
What we mean by this is that it’s important to just be here WITHIN YOURSELF. If you’re being overwhelmed by the situation, it’s important to just be aware of it, so you can be here with yourself.
The problem is that we don’t always have the right vantage point to be able to see our own thoughts and actions clearly. Meditation can help us stay present, but it is also an incredibly painful process that can take a long time. A good way to get through it is to simply be with yourself at the moment you’re meditating. Take a look at your mind and say a simple prayer or just breathe in and out.
The good news is that meditation can be done anywhere. You could even do it on your commute. But the bad news is that it takes a long time and is very intense. A friend of mine has a really awesome method for just getting through the process. I tried it once and it was amazing.
If you want to meditate, I recommend getting a good meditation app. Meditation apps often have a place to click on and the whole process is a little bit easier. I would say that the best ones are ones that are specifically designed for people like you and me.
The best meditation apps have more of a “mindfulness of self” than “mindfulness of anything else.” It’s much easier to do, but you have to be willing to do it. You will feel more relaxed and more calm when you’re willing to do it. Some meditation apps will have you practice on a regular basis, while others will just keep you on your toes.
Again, if youre not willing to be a part of a meditative space, you wont get anywhere. Its like a person who has to go to his doctor for a checkup. It takes time and effort to get to a state where you feel comfortable taking time out of your day to look at a checkup. If youre in the same situation with your self-awareness, you might look at your blood pressure and figure out a way to manage it much more efficiently.
If youre willing to use your meditative space, then you will get to a place where you can look at your blood pressure and figure out a way to manage it more efficiently.
Like most of us, you probably have some self concerns. Whether you realize it or not, there is a lot of pressure when you’re taking care of yourself. That pressure can be overwhelming. When you’re on your own, you’re not in a hurry to get to your doctor, so you’re much more ready to listen to your doctor than when you’re with someone else.
There is a natural tendency to get anxious about the things you have control over. So when youre on your own, you can actually take your time and look at your own personal health. If you don’t like the results, you can stop taking your meds. Or you can decide that if youre going to deal with your stress, then youre going to have to do it on your own.